Governor Closes All Dine-In Restaurants, Bars, Wineries & Tasting Rooms Statewide Effective Immediately

Governor Closes All Dine-In Restaurants, Bars, Wineries & Tasting Rooms Statewide Effective Immediately

Sacramento, CA…California is monitoring COVID-19 closely in each local community and keeping the public informed. We’re teaming up with counties to fight it with every tool we have: current local data, testing, contact tracing, infection control, emergency supplies, containment measures, and more. Counties should be ready to restore limitations if outbreaks increase. The State Public […]

California Public Health Officials Warn Against Gathering for Fourth of July Weekend

California Public Health Officials Warn Against Gathering for Fourth of July Weekend

Sacramento, CA…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:   “Traditionally, Fourth of July is a […]

Governor Newsom Launches “Wear a Mask” Public Awareness Campaign in Response to Surge in COVID-19 Cases

Governor Newsom Launches “Wear a Mask” Public Awareness Campaign in Response to Surge in COVID-19 Cases

Sacramento, CA… As COVID-19 cases rise throughout the state and in advance of the Fourth of July weekend, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the “Wear A Mask” public awareness campaign encouraging Californians to use face coverings – one of the best ways people can protect themselves and others from the virus. The campaign is taking […]

Governor Newsom Orders Additional COVID-19 Actions Including Closing Indoor Dining in Some Counties

Governor Newsom Orders Additional COVID-19 Actions Including Closing Indoor Dining in Some Counties

Sacramento, CA….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. The guidance applies for […]

FDA Revokes Emergency Use Authorization for Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine

FDA Revokes Emergency Use Authorization for Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine

Washington, DC…Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revoked the emergency use authorization (EUA) that allowed for chloroquine phosphate and hydroxychloroquine sulfate donated to the Strategic National Stockpile to be used to treat certain hospitalized patients with COVID-19 when a clinical trial was unavailable, or participation in a clinical trial was not feasible. The agency determined […]

Counties Statewide Can Reopen Places of Worship for Religious Services and Retail Stores

Counties Statewide Can Reopen Places of Worship for Religious Services and Retail Stores

Sacramento, CA…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 […]

CDC Releases Recommendations Declaring Communities of Faith Essential

CDC Releases Recommendations Declaring Communities of Faith Essential

Atlanta, GA…Across America, states and localities are experiencing different stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many state and local officials have determined to begin moving gradually and strategically toward reopening their regions. Today, CDC published guidance to help prevent exposures to COVID-19 in facilities used by communities of faith and to keep their staff and attendees […]

FDA Authorizes First Antigen Test to Help in the Rapid Detection of the Virus that Causes COVID-19 in Patients

FDA Authorizes First Antigen Test to Help in the Rapid Detection of the Virus that Causes COVID-19 in Patients

White Oak, MD…The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued the first emergency use authorization (EUA) for a COVID-19 antigen test, a new category of tests for use in the ongoing pandemic. These diagnostic tests quickly detect fragments of proteins found on or within the virus by testing samples collected from the nasal cavity using swabs. The […]

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts for April 30th! 48,917 Infected, 1,982 Deaths

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts for April 30th!  48,917 Infected, 1,982 Deaths

Sacramento, CA…The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 48,917 confirmed cases and 1,982 deaths. Testing in California As testing capacity continues to increase across the state, the California Department of Public Health is working to expand access to COVID-19 testing.  Testing should be used for medical […]

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