State Health & Emergency Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

Today Governor Newsom Issued an Executive Order Further Enhancing California’s Ability to Respond to COVID-19

Last Night the Governor and State Health Officials Released Updated Guidance on Mass Gatherings to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today issued a new executive order further enhancing California’s ability to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor’s order:

  • Waives the one-week waiting period for people who are unemployed and/or disabled as a result of COVID-19;
  • Delays the deadline for state tax filing by 60 days for individuals and businesses unable to file on time based on compliance with public health requirements related to COVID-19 filings;
  • Directs residents to follow public health directives and guidance, including to cancel large non-essential gatherings that do not meet state criteria;
  • Readies the state to commandeer property for temporary residences and medical facilities for quarantining, isolating or treating individuals;
  • Allows local or state legislative bodies to hold meetings via teleconference and to make meetings accessible electronically; and
  • lows local and state emergency administrators to act quickly to protect public health.

    COVID-19 in California by the Numbers (as of 8 a.m. Pacific Time):
    4 – Deaths

    198 – Positive cases (this does not include passengers from the Grand Princess cruise ship currently docked in Oakland)

    Of all the confirmed positive cases:

    • Age 0 – 17: 4 cases
    • Age 18 – 64: 113 cases
    • Age 65+: 79 cases
    • Unknown: 2 cases

    24 – Cases of positive tests related to federal repatriation flights

    174 – Cases not related to repatriation flights

    • 60 – Travel-related
    • 43 – Person to person
    • 44 – Community transmission
    • 27 – Under investigation

    11,100+ – Number of people self-monitoring who returned to the U.S. through SFO or LAX
    49 – Number of local health jurisdictions involved in self-monitoring
    19 – Labs with test kits, 18 of which are already testing

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