Today, Governor Gavin Newsom held his daily briefing at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, which is being converted into a hospital facility. Newsom spoke about the state’s emergency actions to activate alternate care facilities and secure thousands of beds to prepare for a COVID-19 surge. He also provided a general update on the state’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Governor Gavin Newsom opened his daily briefing by giving an update on testing. California has tested 126,700 people thus far, which the Governor characterized as a low figure. On testing problems in the state, he said, "the testing space has been a challenging one for us and I own that."
At noon today, Governor Gavin Newsom held his daily briefing event on the state’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. He also provided an update on the state's emergency actions to protect Californians experiencing homelessness from COVID-19. Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, who serves as head of the Homelessness Task Force, also spoke during the briefing.
Today, Governor Gavin Newsom announced new assistance available for small businesses and workers impacted by the crisis.
He began his remarks with a look at the economy saying, "The economic consequences are profound." Since March 12th, more than 1.9 million Californians have filed for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits. The state has averaged 111,000 UI claims a day for the last week.
Public Schools to Remain Closed for Remainder of Year
Today, Governor Gavin Newsom held his daily briefing at noon to provide an update on the state’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Today, Governor Gavin Newsom held a press conference to announce the launch of an initiative aimed at helping “older Californians stay connected while they stay home during the COVID-19 outbreak.”
WASHINGTON— Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City and chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development praised members of Congress and the President for passing and signing into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), a historic package of emergency relief for those suffering from the effects of the COVID-19 crisis. He expressed gratitude for the enormous aid in the bill and noted issues that merit further assistance in the future.
Archbishop Coakley’s full statement follows:
Today, Monday, March 30th, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a major initiative to expand the health care workforce to fight COVID-19. He also provided an update on the state’s response to the pandemic. The press conference concluded at approximately 12:50 PM.
Today, Saturday March 28th, Governor Gavin Newsom visited the Bloom Energy ventilator refurbishing site in Sunnyvale with San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo. The Governor and the Mayor toured the site and met with company leadership before jointly hosting a press conference at approximately 1PM.
UPDATED 7:30 PM - This afternoon, March 27, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom held a press conference in Los Angeles at approximately 1:00 PM. The Governor met with Mayor Eric Garcetti (who also spoke at the press conference) and County public health officials.
Governor Newsom also visited the USNS Mercy hospital ship with the Mayor and received a briefing on the mission in San Pedro. The ship is set to become an additional hospital in the Los Angeles area with up to 1,000 beds. The ship may be able to start taking patients as early as tomorrow.