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CDPH News Releases 2020

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts
March 28, 2020 - The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19.  
State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts
March 27, 2020 - The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. 
State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts
March 26, 2020 - The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. 
​​​State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts
March 25, 2020 - The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. 
​​​State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts
March 24, 2020 - The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. 
​State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts
March 23, 2020 - The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19.  
​State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts
March 22, 2020 - The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. 
​​​State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts
March 21, 2020 - The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. 
​​​State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts
March 20, 2020 - The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. 
State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts
March 19, 2020 - The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. 
State Health & Emergency Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts
March 18, 2020 - The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. 

​State Health & Emergency Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

March 17, 2020 - The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19.

​State Health & Emergency Officials Release Guidance to Prevent the Transmission of COVID-19 in Food and Beverage Venues

March 16, 2020 - Today California officials issued guidance regarding retail food, beverage and other service venues. 

​​State Health & Emergency Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts 

March 15, 2020 - The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. 

​​State Health & Emergency Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

March 14, 2020 - The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19.

​State Health & Emergency Officials Release Guidance to Prevent the Transmission of COVID-19 in Gambling Venues, Theme Parks and Theaters

March 13, 2020 – Today California officials issued guidance regarding gambling venues, theme parks and theaters.

​State Health & Emergency Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

March 13, 2020 – ​The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19.

State Health & Emergency Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts 
​March 12, 2020 – Governor Gavin Newsom today issued a new executive order further enhancing California's ability to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
​California Public Health Experts: Mass Gatherings Should be Postponed or Canceled Statewide to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 (español PDF) 
March 12, 2020 – Governor Gavin Newsom announced that California public health officials this evening issued an updated policy on gatherings to protect public health and slow the spread of COVID-19.
March 11, 2020 – Today California officials issued guidance to protect individuals experiencing homelessness, and the volunteers and employees of homeless assistance providers who serve this vulnerable population from the spread of COVID-19.

​Update on Americans Who Have Disembarked the Grand Princess Cruise Ship

March 11, 2020 – In an ongoing effort to ensure that Americans who have disembarked the Grand Princess cruise ship in Oakland are housed in safe and secure sites during their mandatory 14-day quarantines, the state and federal governments continue to identify locations to temporarily house former passengers.
​State Health & Emergency Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts
March 10, 2020 – The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19.

State Health & Emergency Officials Encourage Individuals at Higher Risk of Severe Illness due to COVID-19 to Take Precautions 

March 9, 2020 The California Department of Public Health is encouraging Californians who are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 to take actions to reduce their risk.

State Health & Emergency Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts
March 8, 2020  - The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19.
California Releases Updated Guidance for Schools, Colleges & Large Public Events to Prepare and Protect Californians from COVID-19
March 7, 2020 - “It’s a question of when – not if – some California public schools will face closure because of COVID-19.

​State Health & Emergency Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

March 6, 2020 – The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19.
​Governor Newsom, State Health Officials Announce More than 22 Million Californians Now Eligible for Free Medically Necessary COVID-19 Testing
March 5, 2020 – Today, under the direction of Governor Gavin Newsom, the Department of Managed Health Care directed all commercial and Medi-Cal health plans regulated by the Department to immediately reduce cost-sharing to zero for all medically necessary screening and testing for the COVID-19 in the All Plan Letter (PDF).

 State Health & Emergency Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

March 4, 2020 – The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 53 confirmed cases, and one of those patients has died, according to Placer County health officials.

​Governor Newsom, State Health & Emergency Officials Announce Release of Millions of N95 Filtering Facepiece Masks for Use in Low-Risk Health Settings to Address Shortages Caused by COVID-19

March 3, 2020 – As the spread of COVID-19 has caused nationwide shortages of respirator face masks for medical professionals, the California Department of Public Health is taking steps to protect health care professionals on the frontlines of the fight against novel coronavirus.

​State Health & Emergency Officials Ramp up Response 

March 2, 2020 – As the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by novel coronavirus, continues worldwide, the State of California today announced a broad series of new actions designed to protect public health and safety.

​Santa Clara County Announces Positive Test for COVID-19
February 28, 2020 - Today, local health officials in Santa Clara County announced an individual tested positive for COVID-19.
​COVID-19 Testing Kits Arrive at State Public Health Laboratories
February 28, 2020 - The California Department of Public Health announced today that new CDC test kits used to detect Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) now available in California can be used to do diagnostic testing in the community.

CDC Confirms Possible First Instance of COVID-19 Community Transmission in California

February 26, 2020 - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today confirmed a possible first case of person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 in California in the general public.

CDPH Announces Investing $4.5 Million to Six Local Health Jurisdictions to Address Dementia

February 11, 2020 - ​The California Department of Public Health today announced awards totaling $4,500,000 to six local health jurisdictions to help address dementia. Each local health jurisdiction awardee shall receive $750,000 in funding over three consecutive fiscal years from June 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022.

CDPH and a Network of Labs Prepare to Begin Novel Coronavirus Testing in California

February 6, 2020 - The California Department of Public Health announced today that 16 laboratories, including the state’s Viral and Rickettsial Disease Laboratory in Richmond, California, will soon be able to perform testing for the novel coronavirus.

Six Confirmed Cases of Novel Coronavirus in California​

February 2, 2020 - The California Department of Public Health has been informed of a new case of confirmed novel coronavirus 2019 in Santa Clara County.

Three Confirmed Cases of Novel Coronavirus in California

January 31, 2020 - The California Department of Public Health has been informed that one person in Santa Clara County has tested positive for novel coronavirus 2019.

Two Confirmed Cases of Novel Coronavirus in California

January 26, 2020 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has been informed that one individual in Los Angeles County and one individual in Orange County have tested positive for novel coronavirus 2019 (nCoV-2019).
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