Press Release

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Governor’s Executive Order will benefit workers in grocery stores and fast food chains, and delivery drivers

Order will give two weeks of supplemental paid sick leave to certain food sector workers if they are subject to a quarantine or isolation order or medical directive

Order also calls for increased hand-washing measures at food facilities to increase consumer protection

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Governor announces new initiative to expand call center hours at the Employment Development Department to better assist Californians with unemployment insurance applications

EDD will also implement a one-stop shop for those applying for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, including the self-employed and independent contractors

Governor announces $75 million in statewide Disaster Relief Assistance funding to provide financial support for immigrant workers affected by COVID-19

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

VIEW HERE: Governor unveils six key indicators that will be considered before modifying state’s stay-at-home order

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today unveiled six key indicators that will guide California’s thinking for when and how to modify the stay-at-home and other orders during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Monday, April 13, 2020

California is investing $42 million to protect vulnerable younger Californians

$27.8 million to help families stay together

Nearly $7 million will support overtime and additional outreach by county social workers to foster family caregivers at higher risk of COVID-19

$3 million will fund Family Resource Centers and provide direct support and services to foster families

Monday, April 13, 2020

West Coast states agree region will move toward reopening based on health outcomes

SACRAMENTO -- Today, California Governor Gavin Newsom, Oregon Governor Kate Brown and Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced an agreement on a shared vision for reopening their economies and controlling COVID-19 into the future.

Joint statement from the Governors:

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Program will provide hotel rooms to health care workers who have exposure to or test positive for COVID-19 at no cost or low cost

Members of the new California Health Corps will be eligible to participate in this program

Governor also announces a new partnership with United Airlines to provide free airfare for qualifying members of the California Health Corps

Thursday, April 9, 2020

The state will begin implementing new federal benefit payments of $600 on top of the weekly benefit received by California workers starting this Sunday

Californians have filed more claims in the last four weeks than in all of 2019