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California Department of Public Health Names Drafting Guidelines Workgroup to Advise State on COVID-19 Vaccines
October 27, 2020 - Building on Governor Gavin Newsom’s announcement last week establishing a Scientific Safety Review Workgroup to advise the state on COVID-19 vaccines, today Dr. Erica Pan, Acting State Public Health Officer, named a group of California immunization, geriatrics, ethics, epidemiology, health equity, and pharmacy practice experts to the state’s COVID-19 Drafting Guidelines Workgroup.
California Public Health Officials Release Guidance & Updates to State's Blueprint for a Safe Economy
October 20, 2020 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today released new guidance and made updates to the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, a central component of state’s plan to fight COVID-19.
State Officials Announce Equity Metric to More Effectively Fight COVID-19
September 30, 2020 – The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today released the details regarding a health equity metric to help guide counties in their continuing efforts to more effectively fight COVID-19.
State Public Health and Technology Leaders Announce Two Pilot Projects Using Google and Apple Exposure Notification Technology
September 11, 2020 - Adding to the state’s tools that could help stop the spread of COVID-19, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the California Department of Technology (CDT) today announced a partnership with the University of California San Diego and University of California San Francisco to launch two pilot projects to test the Exposure Notification Express mobile application recently released by Google and Apple.
Edgy Public Awareness Campaign Aims to Curb Labor Day Gatherings
September 4, 2020 - As Labor Day approaches, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is reminding Californians about a recently launched bilingual public awareness campaign on the dangers of spreading COVID-19 in social gatherings.
California Public Health Officials Release Guidance for Small Supervised Groups of Children
August 25, 2020 - The California Department of Public Health today released guidance regarding the in-person supervision of cohorts of children or youth in educational and childcare settings.
California Public Health Officials Release Guidance on Higher Education
Aug 7, 2020 - The California Department of Public Health today released statewide interim guidance for institutions of higher education (IHE).
LINK TO CA.GOV PDF DOCUMENT ON HIGHER ED.
California Health and Human Services Agency Announces New Plans for COVID-19 Testing
July 14, 2020 - California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly today announced new plans for COVID-19 testing in California, including updated testing guidance, new requirements for health plans to cover testing, and the new co-chairs of the state’s COVID-19 Testing Task Force.
California Orders Additional Restrictions to Slow Transmissions of COVID-19
July 13, 2020 - Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health today expanded statewide its indoor closures for businesses that encourage mixing of individuals beyond immediate households and make physical distancing and wearing face coverings difficult.
California Calls on Laboratories to Speed Up Test Processing for Most At-Risk Groups
July 4, 2020 - The California Health and Human Services Secretary, Dr. Mark Ghaly, issued the following statement today urging laboratories in California to prioritize testing turnaround for individuals who are most at risk of spreading the virus to others.
California Public Health Officials Warn Against Gathering for Fourth of July Weekend
July 2, 2020 – The California Department of Public Health Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Sonia Angell issued the following statement today warning Californians not to gather with people outside of their immediate households this Fourth of July weekend to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.
Governor Newsom Orders Additional Action to Slow Community Transmission
July 1, 2020 – Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health today released guidance directing counties that have been on the County Monitoring List for three consecutive days or more to close indoor operations for certain sectors which promote the mixing of populations beyond households and make adherence to physical distancing and wearing face coverings difficult.
Governor Newsom Announces Action to Close Bars in Certain Counties
June 28, 2020 - The California Department of Public Health and Governor Gavin Newsom today released guidance on the closure of bars for counties on the County Monitoring List.
California Public Health Officials Release Guidance Requiring Californians to Wear Face Coverings in Most Settings Outside the Home
June 18, 2020 - The California Department of Public Health today released updated guidance that requires Californians to wear a face covering in high-risk settings.
CDPH Announces Most Counties Can Reopen Barbershops and Hair Salons with Modifications
May 26, 2020 - The California Department of Public Health today announced that counties that have attested to meeting the criteria for accelerated re-opening may re-open hair salons and barbershops with modifications such as mandatory face coverings for both barbers or stylists and clients.
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.