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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 »
Actors Jaleel White, Akbar Gbajabiamila Share COVID-19 Vaccine Experiences and encourage Black and African Americans to Protect Themselves by Getting Vaccinated
December 23, 2021
Actor and producer Jaleel White and former NFL player and host of “The Talk” and “American Ninja Warrior” Akbar Gbajabiamila, are partnering with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). The well-known celebrities are sharing their COVID-19 vaccine experiences through candid conversations to help reduce hesitancy in Black and African American communities across the state. ... read more »
New CDPH Program will reinforce disparities in healthcare for expectant California mothers
December 2, 2021
Many expectant mothers in California continue to face two simultaneous challenges: potential exposure to a virus that has already killed over 70,000 Californians, and inadequate access to the best maternal health care options. ... 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 »
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 »
Governor Newsom Orders Additional Action to Slow Community Transmission
July 1, 2020
Counties on Monitoring List for 3 Days or More Must Prohibit Indoor Operations in Certain Sectors for a Minimum of 3 Weeks ... read more »
Counties Statewide Can Reopen Places of Worship for Religious Services and Retail Stores
May 25, 2020
The California Department of Public Health today announced the statewide reopening of places of worship for religious services and in-store retail shopping. Modifications are required to keep Californians safe and limit the spread of COVID-19. Subject to approval by county public health departments, all retail stores can reopen for in-store shopping under previously issued guidelines. Under new guidance, places of worship can hold religious services and funerals that limit attendance to 25% of a building’s capacity – or up to 100 attendees, whichever is lower – upon approval by the county department of public health. ... read more »
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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 »
State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts
April 18, 2020
As of April 16, data on race and ethnicity is complete for 66 percent of COVID-19 cases and 90 percent of deaths reported to the California Department of Public Health. As testing expands and our work to get more complete information by race and ethnicity advances, the distribution by race and ethnicity for cases may change. As information on race and ethnicity is becoming more complete on reported deaths, our data shows that African Americans/Blacks represent a disproportionately higher number of deaths compared to their representation in California’s population. Another group of heightened concern are Native Hawaiians or Pacific Islanders, although the number of deaths in this population are small and therefore limits statistical comparison. ... read more »
Back to Love, Family and Safety — The Old-Fashioned Way
April 9, 2020
Brown is now a commissioner on the California Commission on Aging. She also serves on Gov. Newsom’s Master Plan for the Aging Stakeholder Advisory Committee. Brown says each person in her group, which includes several local ministers, calls at least five elderly people every day to check on them. ... read more »
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