Governor Newsom Provides Flexibility to Medi-Cal Providers and the Department of Health Care Services for Continuity of Service Amidst COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, April 23, 2020 Contact: Governor’s Press Office: (916) 445-4571 SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an executive order that will give flexibility to the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and Medi-Cal providers on a variety of deadlines and requirements to ensure continuity of service to patients and customers is not impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Governor Newsom Announces Plan to Resume Delayed Health Care that was Deferred as Hospitals Prepared for COVID-19 Surge

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 Contact: Governor’s Press Office: (916) 445-4571 Decision based on progress toward preparing California’s hospitals and health care delivery system for a COVID-19 surge in patients – one of California’s six indicators to gradually modify state’s stay-at-home order State also announces plans to add at least an additional 80 testing sites, mainly in underserved communities; train up to 10,000 contact tracers

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Governor Newsom Announces New Initiatives to Support California Workers Impacted by COVID-19

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 Philanthropic partners commit to raising an additional $50 million to support undocumented Californians

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Governor Newsom Announces $42 Million to Protect Foster Youth and Families Impacted by COVID-19

Published: Apr 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

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California, Oregon & Washington Announce Western States Pact

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: COVID-19 has preyed upon our interconnectedness.

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Governor Newsom Announces California Health Corps, a Major Initiative to Expand Health Care Workforce to Fight COVID-19

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 Governor Newsom: “If you have a background in health care, we need your help.

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Governor Newsom Takes Executive Action to Establish a Statewide Moratorium on Evictions

Published: Mar 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 SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an executive order banning the enforcement of eviction orders for renters affected by COVID-19 through May 31, 2020. The order prohibits landlords from evicting tenants for nonpayment of rent and prohibits enforcement of evictions by law enforcement or courts.

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