Press Release

Monday, March 30, 2020

Governor signs executive order to expand health care workforce and staff at least an additional 50,000 hospital beds needed for the COVID-19 surge

Medical doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, behavioral health scientists, pharmacists, EMTs, medical and administrative assistants, certified nursing assistants all needed

Friday, March 27, 2020

Order would enable California Chief Justice to take emergency actions for the state’s courts to be able to conduct business during the COVID-19 pandemic

SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order to enhance the authority of California’s Judicial Branch to take emergency action in the face of the COVID-19 crisis.

Friday, March 27, 2020

The order is effective immediately and will apply through May 31, 2020

Builds on the Governor’s previous executive action authorizing local governments to halt evictions

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Governor Newsom announces financial institutions will provide relief for vast majority of Californians 

Californians economically impacted by COVID-19 may receive 90-day grace periods to make mortgage payments

 Financial institutions agree not to negatively impact credit reports as a result of accepting payment relief

Sunday, March 22, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that President Donald Trump has approved California’s request, submitted earlier today, for a presidential Major Disaster Declaration to bolster California’s COVID-19 emergency response efforts.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

State leasing two hospitals to increase availability of beds for COVID-19 patients

California receives shipment of medical personal protective equipment and medical supplies from the Strategic National Stockpile

Friday, March 20, 2020

Food banks are seeing a shortage in volunteers and experiencing greater need due to COVID-19 

Governor calls for California food bank volunteers & launches partnership Neighbor-to-Neighbor campaign with Nextdoor.com & California Volunteers to safely deploy volunteers to help the most vulnerable Californians  

Announcement comes a day after the Governor issued a statewide stay at home order