California COVID-19 News (May 10, 2021)

CA Health and Government COVID-19 Guidance: Week in Review

Office of the Governor

  • As California Surpasses 30 Million Vaccines, Governor Newsom Doubles Down on Efforts to Vaccinate Hard-to-Reach Communities (05/04/2021)
    • The Governor announced new efforts to vaccinate California’s hard-to-reach communities, address vaccine hesitancy and drive innovative efforts in the communities hardest hit by the pandemic. An additional $33 million will support community-based organizations.
    • Nearly half of Californians have received at least one vaccine dose to date.
    • The state will begin moving away from mass vaccination sites and toward targeted outreach with small clinics in communities with the highest disease burden, making it easier for people to access vaccines. Mobile sites will also continue to operate in partnership with places of worship.
    • The new enhanced equity strategies will include more transparency on vaccination progress, a “Get Out the Vaccine” phone bank and door-knocking campaign, partnering with philanthropic organizations to enhance support for community organizations, grants to support vaccine equity, localized plans for promoting equity in vaccination, an at-home vaccination program, and free transportation to vaccine appointments.

Legislative Analyst’s Office

  • Impact of COVID-19 on Health Care Access (05/07/2021)
    • This post highlights how COVID-19 has affected access to health care in California through the earliest months of 2021.
  • American Rescue Plan’s Major Health‑Related Funding Provisions (05/06/2021)
    • This post highlights the health-related provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act that provide significant funding directly to state and local health care and public health agencies, rural hospitals, home- and community-based services programs, subsidized individual market health coverage programs, and public behavioral health services.


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