Coronavirus Update: State's Success At 'Flattening The Curve' Likely Delays, Reduces Case SurgeThrough February and much of March, California Governor Gavin Newsom warned that the state could be headed for a COVID-19 disaster with overwhelmed hospitals and a lack of vital health care equipment. Now, people in other parts of the country are getting ventilators on loan from California that the state does not yet need.
Coronavirus Update: Gov. Newsom, State Surgeon General Highlight Stress-Relieving, Emotional Health ResourcesGov. Gavin Newsom Tuesday spoke about the stress and emotional struggles Californians may be having during the shelter-in-place order, and pointed out resources for people who are suffering emotionally and physically.
Coronavorus Update: Newsom Still Anticipating Coronavirus Surge In Mid-MayGov. Gavin Newsom is sticking with a mid-May projection for when the COVID-19 outbreak will reach its peak in California, continuing efforts to stockpile hospital beds and protective gear for health care workers even as a new analysis suggests the virus' spread could be slowing sooner.
Coronavirus Update: As Thousands Join, Few Rules For California Health CorpsThe state's task is to smoothly integrate that volunteer army into the existing health care system and the stopgap medical facilities springing up in sports arenas, fairgrounds and other locations.
Gov. Newsom: State Making Progress To Meet Medical Site And Bed Goals For COVID-19 SurgeGov. Gavin Newsom on Monday said the state was making solid progress in meeting goals for the number of medical sites, available beds and personnel California will need to meet the anticipated surge of coronavirus patients.
Coronavirus Pandemic: Newsom Critical Of Numbers Being Tested For Coronavirus; 'I Own That' SlownessGov. Gavin Newsom was critical of the low numbers of Californians who have been tested for the coronavirus and he placed blame for the slow rollout of testing squarely on his own shoulders in a Saturday address to the state.
How California Has Led the Nation in Curbing Coronavirus OutbreakIn the first week of March, California and New York had about the same number of coronavirus cases. One month later, New York has almost ten times the number of cases as the Golden State. What accounts for the difference?
Coronavirus Update: Gov. Newsom Encourages Volunteerism During PandemicDuring his daily update on the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday encouraged able-bodied residents to volunteer their time to help during the crisis through a government website.
Coronavirus Update: California Launches 'Project Roomkey' Initiative To Place Homeless In Hotel RoomsCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom Friday announced an initiative that would place homeless people in available hotel and motel rooms around the state in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Gov. Newsom: Good News On Coronavirus Testing Coming, Despite BacklogGov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday said he was hopeful that California would soon catch up on an existing backlog of coronavirus tests, even as the state ramped up COVID-19 testing.
Coronavirus Update: Gov. Newsom Promises Help For Small Businesses, Launches Jobs WebsiteGov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday afternoon tried to offer some reassurance to small-business owners and workers employed by those businesses that the state would be providing financial support during the economic shutdown caused by the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order.
Gov. Newsom Signs Executive Order Providing Expedited Funds For COVID-19 ResponseCalifornia Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday day signed an executive order that allows for the immediate use of funds to support the state's continuing response to protect the public's health amid the coronavirus crisis.
California Coronavirus Update: Google To Provide Chromebooks, Internet Access; Schools To Remain ShutCalifornia Governor Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday Google was providing more than 100,000 Wi-Fi broadband access points across the state to help bridge the digital divide for people who need internet access during the coronavirus shelter-in-place.
California Cities Want Transparency Rules Waived In Coronavirus PandemicCiting the unprecedented challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic, city officials across California are asking Gov. Gavin Newsom to suspend or delay numerous state laws.
Motion Seeks California Prisoner Release Over Coronavirus Threat; State Asks Court Not To InterfereLawyers for California prison inmates will ask a three-judge federal court on Thursday for an order releasing some prisoners, saying there is a danger the COVID-19 coronavirus could “spread like wildfire” among inmates and staff in the state’s crowded prisons.