The Latest COVID-19 Numbers for State of California 3,801 Cases, 88,400 Tests Done, 65,000 Test Results Pending, 78 Deaths

The Latest COVID-19 Numbers for State of California 3,801 Cases, 88,400 Tests Done, 65,000 Test Results Pending, 78 Deaths

Sacramento, CA…The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 3,801 confirmed cases. For more information on COVID-19 and California’s response visit the California Department of Public Health website. COVID-19 in California by the Numbers Note: The following numbers reflect information received by local health jurisdictions as […]

California State Parks Block Vehicle Access to Additional Parks to Slow Spread of COVID-19

California State Parks Block Vehicle Access to Additional Parks to Slow Spread of COVID-19

Sacramento, CA… California State Parks announced it is temporarily closing vehicle access to 59 additional state parks and beaches to avoid dangerous visitation surges and help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This brings the total number of state-operated parks and beaches closed to vehicle access to 98. A list of closures can be found […]

Forest Service Closes Developed Recreation Sites in California Until April 30

Forest Service Closes Developed Recreation Sites in California Until April 30

Vallejo, CA…USDA Forest Service appreciates the public’s interest in outdoor recreation, particularly in light of current events. The Pacific Southwest Region of the Forest Service, in response to the recent statewide shelter-in-place order issued by the Governor of California, is joining the cause to aggressively mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by closing developed recreation facilities […]

McConnell on Bipartisan Coronavirus Relief: “The Senate Stepped Up” as Senate Passes $2 Trillion Stimulus Bill 96-0

McConnell on Bipartisan Coronavirus Relief: “The Senate Stepped Up” as Senate Passes $2 Trillion Stimulus Bill 96-0

Washington, DC…U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: “It has only been 65 days since the first American tested positive for the new coronavirus on our soil. “In barely two months, this pandemic has upended our […]

The Latest COVID-19 Numbers for State of California 2,535 Cases, 66,800 Tests Done, 48,600 Test Results Pending, 53 Deaths

The Latest COVID-19 Numbers for State of California 2,535 Cases, 66,800 Tests Done, 48,600 Test Results Pending, 53 Deaths

Sacramento, CA….The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 2,535 confirmed cases. The increase in testing numbers reported today largely come from commercial, provider and academic labs that have increased testing capacity and are now reporting that data to the state. The biggest labs included in […]

IOC Postpones Summer Olympics till 2021, “The Olympic Flame Can Become The Light at The End of This Dark Tunnel”

IOC Postpones Summer Olympics till 2021, “The Olympic Flame Can Become The Light at The End of This Dark Tunnel”

Lausanne, Switzerland…We at the IOC, but I can also say after the phone call with Prime Minister Abe, our Japanese partners and friends, we are not only aware of the seriousness of this global pandemic, but also, and even more importantly, what it is doing to people’s lives. We are in fact very worried about […]

FDA Emergency Use Authorization for Point of Care Coronavirus (COVID-19) Test

FDA Emergency Use Authorization for Point of Care Coronavirus (COVID-19) Test

Washington, DC…The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the first emergency use authorization for a point-of-care COVID-19 diagnostic for the Cepheid Xpert Xpress SARS-CoV-2 test.  “The test we’re authorizing today will be able to provide Americans with results within hours, rather than days like the existing tests, and the company plans to roll it out […]

President Donald J. Trump Approves Washington Disaster Declaration

President Donald J. Trump Approves Washington Disaster Declaration

Washington, DC…Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Washington and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic beginning on January 20, 2020, and continuing. The President’s action makes Federal funding available for […]

California Secures Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to Support State’s COVID-19 Emergency Response

California Secures Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to Support State’s COVID-19 Emergency Response

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that President Donald Trump has approved California’s request, submitted earlier today, for a presidential Major Disaster Declaration to bolster California’s COVID-19 emergency response efforts. “Earlier today we requested a presidential Major Disaster Declaration and this afternoon we got it,” said Governor Newsom. “The declaration will supplement our state’s comprehensive […]

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