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April 8, 2020 News, News

Governor Gavin Newsom began his daily briefing by thanking the National Guard for transporting California’s 500 loaned ventilators to states in need, including Delaware, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Nevada, Illinois, and DC.

April 7, 2020 News, News

Governor Gavin Newsom held his daily briefing to provide a general update on the state’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak.  The briefing concluded around 1pm.

He opened his remarks with quoting his mother’s mantra: “Stand guard at the door of your mind.”  His comments were focused on the secondary impacts of COVID-19, including mental health during these times. 

April 6, 2020 News, News

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.

April 4, 2020 News, News

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." 

April 3, 2020 News, News

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.

April 2, 2020 News, News

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.

April 1, 2020 News, News

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.  

March 31, 2020 News, News

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.” 

March 30, 2020 News, News

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:

March 30, 2020 News, News

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.

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