As news, updates, and reactions on COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, continues to dominate media, there are several updates on the Catholic front to note.

The rapidly changing nature of the pandemic has created a lot of fear and has made it challenging to find reliable information, but it is also dangerous to ignore the situation.

For the latest news on precautions and local changes, you should always check with your diocese: 

Online Masses & Spiritual Resources

Reliable Information on COVID-19

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in California

California Department of Public Health

Governor’s Office of Emergency Services

COVID-19 Tracking – California

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Tracking Worldwide

FAQ from California State Assembly on Common COVID-19 Questions



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CA Catholic Conference, Catholic Healthcare Ministries and Charities Support COVID-19 Vaccinations
In the Gospel of Luke (5:17-26) the friends of a paralytic man bring him to Jesus for healing. The crowds are so great that they must dismantle the roof to lower their suffering friend before Jesus who then heals the paralytic. During this pandemic, we have the opportunity to serve in a similar way. It is in that spirit of friendship and solidarity, the California Catholic Conference, Catholic health care systems and hospitals in California, Catholic Charities and other health-related ministries issued the following statement:
COVID-19 Hitting Hard in Facilities with Close Quarters
While California continues to try to keep COVID-19 cases down by reducing or shuttering certain industries, essential workplaces and facilities that operate with large populations in close quarters are seeing large numbers of infections. While some measures have been mandated to ensure safety, unclear directions or failure to comply with safety measures have resulted in outbreaks.
CA Clears COVID-19 Data Backlog
The Governor noted he would notify everyone, regarding any changes to the Monitoring List, as a result of updating the backlog. He told the audience, as anticipated, the new trend line compared to the trend line (pre-backlog being cleared) are very similar.
COVID-19 - State Policy Update 08.10.20
The Governor focused on the backlog case data issue, which dominated Dr. Ghaly’s presentations at the end of last week; however, he began his presentation addressing the executive orders the President signed, which, as the Governor noted, were designed to provide some financial relief for Americans who are unemployed and those who face eviction.
COVID-19 State Policy Update 07.22.20
Today, Wednesday, July 22, 2020, Governor Newsom provided a live update on the COVID-19 pandemic from a state warehouse in West Sacramento to speak specifically about PPE and the state’s efforts to secure enough PPE to get the state safely through this first wave of COVID-19 and through the fall when experts expect a second wave of the virus to hit.