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Gov. Newsom announces major plan to more than double state’s testing capacity, reduce turnaround time

| Aug 26, 2020 | California

Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that California has signed a groundbreaking contract with a major diagnostics company, which will allow California to process up to an additional 150,000 COVID-19 diagnostic tests a day, with a contractual turnaround time of 24-48 hours. The goal is to stand up a laboratory facility...[ Read More ]

Governor Newsom, Senate President pro Tempore Atkins and Assembly Speaker Rendon issue statement on budget agreement

| Jun 22, 2020 | California

Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon today announced that they have reached an agreement on the 2020-21 state budget: “The COVID-19 global pandemic has caused a sudden and dramatic change in our nation’s and state’s economic outlook – and has had...[ Read More ]

Governor Newsom provides update on California’s progress toward stage 2 reopening

| May 4, 2020 | California

As the state continues implementation of the four-stage framework to allow Californians to gradually reopen some lower-risk businesses and public spaces while continuing to preserve public health, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that based on the state’s progress in meeting metrics tied to indicators, the state can begin to move...[ Read More ]

Governor Newsom announces plan to resume delayed health care that was deferred as hospitals prepared for COVID-19 surge

| Apr 23, 2020 | California

[On Wednesday], California Governor Gavin Newsom announced plans to allow hospitals and health systems to resume delayed medical care for Californians – such as heart valve replacements, angioplasty and tumor removals, and key preventive care services, such as colonoscopies – which were deferred as the state’s health care delivery systems...[ Read More ]

Gov. Newsom launches Project Roomkey: A first-in-the-nation initiative to secure hotel & motel rooms to protect homeless individuals from COVID-19

| Apr 3, 2020 | California

Today, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that California has become the first state in the nation to secure FEMA approval to provide safe isolation capacity for tens of thousands of people experiencing homelessness in California in order to protect them and the state from COVID-19. The state’s effort, Project Roomkey, has...[ Read More ]