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Opioid Settlement: California, 13 Other States, to Share $30 Billion-Plus in Payouts
March 10, 2022
The money from two different settlement deals will be used to support recovery and relief efforts for people struggling with opioid addiction, a problem that disproportionately affects African Americans. It has been identified as a contributing factor to the high rate of unhoused Black people in California. ... read more »
As Mandates End, State, Counties Unmask With Caution
February 16, 2022
 On Tuesday, Feb. 15, the statewide indoor mask mandate for vaccinated Californians expired.    ... read more »
COVID-19 Cases Rise Slightly, Cases Among Healthcare Workers Have Decreased
November 4, 2021
COVID-19 cases have decreased nationally among healthcare workers from 257 at the beginning of October to 166 towards the end of the month. Out of the more recent cases, 78 cases were reported among vaccinated healthcare workers and 88 among unvaccinated workers. ... read more »
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More Black Californians Taking COVID Shot as U.S. Reviews Vaccines for Younger Kids
October 28, 2021
Black Californians have joined Black Americans around the country in closing the COVID-19 vaccine equity gap. ... read more »
California Becomes First State in Nation to Announce COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements for Schools
October 1, 2021
After implementing first-in-the-nation school masking and staff vaccination measures, California becomes the first state to announce plans to require student vaccinations – adding the COVID-19 vaccine to list of vaccinations required for school, such as the vaccines for measles, mumps, and rubella Students will be required to be vaccinated for in person learning starting the term following FDA full approval of the vaccine for their grade span (7-12 and K-6). ... read more »
Cal Top Educator Tony Thurmond Says Schools on Track for Safe Reopening
July 29, 2021
California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond says school districts across the state are prepared to open safely in the fall even as COVID-19 cases surge in California and around the country. The new spike in COVID-19 positive rates across the state are driven by infections involving the more contagious Delta variant. ... read more »
Readiness to Reopen: Leaders Gauge COVID Threat in Black Communities
May 13, 2021
With California set to do away with most of the state's COVID-19 restrictions and prepare to fully reopen on June 15, some Black leaders and medical professionals are taking stock of the pandemic’s impact on Black communities. ... read more »
New Plan Moves People with Disabilities to Front of COVID Vaccine Line
February 18, 2021
Health officials announced that people suffering from COVID-19 co-morbidities or who are at higher risk of dying from the disease because of other medical conditions will be eligible for vaccination in March. ... read more »
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What’s Holding Up California’s Rollout of COVID-19 Vaccines
January 14, 2021
Gov. Gavin Newsom first acknowledged on Jan. 4 that the state’s vaccine rollout was “not good enough.” As of Jan. 8, less than a third of the over 2 million doses of vaccines that California has received has been administered to eligible residents. ... read more »
State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts
November 17, 2020
SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California has 984,682 confirmed cases to date. Numbers may not represent true day-over-day change as reporting of test results can be delayed. ... read more »
Governor Gavin Newsom Lays Out Pandemic Plan for Learning and Safe Schools
July 17, 2020
Governor Gavin Newsom today announced his plan for learning and safe schools ahead of the 2020–2021 school year, as the California Department of Public Health issued a framework for when and how schools should reopen for in-person instruction. ... read more »
State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts
June 11, 2020
As of June 10, there have been 2,597,647 tests conducted in California and reported to the California Department of Public Health. This represents an increase of 56,849 tests over the prior 24-hour reporting period. These numbers include data from commercial, private and academic labs, including Quest, LabCorp, Kaiser, University of California and Stanford, and the 25 state and county health labs currently testing. The Department is now reporting all tests reported in California, rather than the total number of individuals tested. ... read more »
State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts
May 25, 2020
The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 94,558 confirmed cases and 3,795 deaths. ... read more »
State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts
May 20, 2020
SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 84,057 confirmed cases and 3,436 deaths Testing in California As testing capacity continues to increase across the state, ... read more »
State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts
May 2, 2020
The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 52,197 confirmed cases and 2,171 deaths. ... read more »
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