Gov. Newsom Expected To Lift COVID-19 Stay-At-Home OrderWith the surge of post-holiday COVID-19 cases beginning to ebb, Gov. Gavin Newsom could lift the restrictive stay-at-home order that has shuttered businesses across the San Francisco Bay Area as early as Monday.
Lawyers Push California to Move Inmates to Front of Vaccine LineOn behalf of the California inmates they represent, attorneys pushed state and federal officials this week to advance about 1 of every 10 prisoners to the front of the line for coronavirus vaccinations.
Gov. Newsom Increases Security At State Capitol; Activates 1,000 National Guard PersonnelGovernor Gavin Newsom on Thursday announced a series of actions to increase security at the State Capitol ahead of the presidential inauguration, including authorizing the deployment of 1,000 California National Guard personnel.
COVID: San Francisco, Oakland Superintendents Question Newsom's School Reopening PlanCalifornia's school reopening plan fails to support urban school districts and low-income areas, according to a letter sent to Gov. Gavin Newsom Wednesday by superintendents in seven of the state's biggest cities, including San Francisco and Oakland.
Gov. Newsom Cancels COVID-19 Update, Condemns Storming Of U.S. Capitol As 'Reprehensible'Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday postponed a planned update on the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, saying it was "cancelled out of an abundance of caution to Governor’s Office staff."
COVID: Governor Proposes $600 Payment for Low-Income California ResidentsGov. Gavin Newsom announced a proposal Wednesday to provide millions of low-income Californians a $600 payment from the state.
COVID Economy: Newsom Announces $4 Billion Economic Recovery Plan For CaliforniaCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday proposed a $4 billion spending plan he says will create jobs and help small businesses recover from the economic downturn brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID Vaccinations: Newsom Acknowledges Significant Issues With Vaccine DistributionGovernor Gavin Newsom on Monday said that while the COVID-19 vaccine was providing California residents with hope, the state was "working aggressively" to address distribution issues while determining who would be getting the vaccine next.
COVID: California Taps Army Corps To Help Upgrade Hospital TechCalifornia hospitals ended the year on "the brink of catastrophe," a health official said as the pandemic pushed deaths and sickness to staggering levels and some medical centers scrambled to provide oxygen for the critically ill.
COVID Surge: California Starting To Lose Battle With CoronavirusCalifornia once stood as a model state during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now infections have been racing out of control for weeks, and California has routinely set new records for infections and deaths.
EDD: Newsom Appoints Rita Saenz To Direct California's Unemployment DepartmentGov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday appointed Rita L. Saenz to oversee the state's unemployment benefits department, which has been overwhelmed by claims during the coronavirus pandemic and also has paid out hundreds of millions of dollars in phony claims.
COVID Variant: New, Highly Contagious Strain Found In San Diego CountyA new highly contagious strain of the coronavirus that has forced new shutdown orders in England has now been detected in California, according to Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Newsom Selects Alex Padilla To Take Over Kamala Harris' Senate Seat; California's First Latino U.S. SenatorGov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday that California Secretary of State Alex Padilla will takeover one of the state's two U.S. Senate seats when Kamala Harris vacates it in January to became the Vice President.
California Scrambles to Recruit More Doctors and NursesThe staffing shortage comes as shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine trickle out to health care workers and nursing home residents across the country.
COVID: Models Plot Dire Scenarios For California Hospitals In Coming WeeksAt his weekly COVID-19 briefing, Gov. Gavin Newsom referred to projection models of future death and misery that he said were becoming “alarmingly” more accurate.