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CDPH News Releases 2022

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​July 1, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

CDPH Issues Statement on Western States' Support of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine for Youth Aged 6-17 Years Old

June 30, 2022 – Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a statement from State Epidemiologist, Dr. Erica Pan following the Federal Food and Drug Administration's Vaccines (FDA) authorization to expand eligibility of the COVID-19 Moderna vaccine for children and adolescents aged 6 to 17 and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup's conclusion that the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective for this age group.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​June 28, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​June 24, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​June 21, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

Joint Statement on Western States Support for Expanded Eligibility for Children 6 Months and Older

​June 19, 2022 - Today, California Health and Human Services Agency Secretary, Dr. Mark Ghaly, and Director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and State Public Health Officer, Dr. Tomás J. Aragón, issued a joint statement supporting the recommendation by the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to grant emergency use authorization (EUA) of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as 6 months.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​June 17, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​June 14, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​June 10, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​June 7, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​June 3, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​May 31, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​May 27, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

California Expands Infant Formula Options for WIC Families

​May 26, 2022 - ​To further support California families while supplies of infant formula remain limited, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is adding a new flexibility by expanding purchasing options for the WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​May 24, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

Update on Suspected Case of Monkeypox in Sacramento County 
May 24, 2022 - ​The California Department of Public Health (CDPH), working with Sacramento County Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is investigating its first suspected case of monkeypox infection in Sacramento County in a person who recently traveled abroad.
State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​May 20, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

Joint Statement on Western States Support for Boosters for Children Ages 5-11
May 20, 2022 
– Today, California Health and Human Services Agency Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly, and Director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and State Public Health Officer Dr. Tomás J. Aragón, issued a joint statement supporting the recommendation by the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunizations Practices (ACIP), and the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to authorize use of a single booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5-11 at least 5 months after completing their primary series.
California Streamlines Access to COVID-19 Testing and Treatment

​May 18, 2022 - ​The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and OptumServe are upgrading testing sites across the state to provide both testing and treatment for individuals who test positive and qualify for COVID-19 treatment. Test to Treat sites allow individuals to get tested, be seen by a provider, and receive a prescription for antiviral pills.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​May 17, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​May 13, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​May 10, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​May 6, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​May 3, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​April 29, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​April 26, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​April 22, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

​California Becomes First State to Launch Chatbot to Combat COVID-19 Misinformation, Especially Focused on the Spanish-Speaking Community
April 21, 2022 - ​The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today unveiled new Spanish- and English-language WhatsApp chatbot tools to offer reliable information about COVID-19 to Californians, especially those in the Latino community. 

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​April 19, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

California Invests $10 Million in New KidsVaxGrant to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Access for Children

April 15, 2022 - In an effort to expand COVID-19 vaccine access for youth, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is offering $10 million in grant funding through the newly launched KidsVaxGrant. 

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​April 15, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

​Statement on Timeline for COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements in Schools

April 14, 2022 – The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today issued the following statement regarding a new implementation timeline for adding the COVID-19 vaccine to the list of vaccinations required to attend school.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​April 13, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

​CDPH and Community Partners Join to Expand Efforts to Vaccinate Youth Against COVID-19
April 11, 2022 – This spring, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) will partner with key community-based organizations throughout the state to increase vaccination for youth ages five and up.
State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​April 8, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​April 5, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​April 1, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

Joint Statement on Western States Support for Expanded Eligibility of Second Booster Doses

​March 30, 2022 - ​Today, California Health and Human Services Agency Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly, and Director of the California Department of Public Health and State Public Health Officer Dr. Tomás J. Aragón, issued a joint statement on the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup's support for expanded eligibility of second booster doses of the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA COVID-19 vaccines for individuals 50 years of age and older, as well as booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 12 years of age and older or the Moderna vaccine for individuals 18 years and older with moderate and severe immunosuppression.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​March 30, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​March 29, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​March 28, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Health Officials Warns Consumers Not to Eat Specific Brands of Imported Enoki and Mixed Mushrooms Because They May Cause Illness 

​March 25, 2022 - ​The California Department of Public Health (CDPH is warning consumers today not to eat specific brands of enoki and mixed mushrooms imported from China, Korea, and Taiwan after tests conducted by CDPH found Listeria monocytogenes.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​March 25, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​March 24, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​March 23, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​March 22, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​March 21, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​March 18, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​March 17, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​March 16, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​March 15, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​March 14, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​March 11, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​March 10, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​March 9, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​March 8, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​March 7, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​March 4, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​March 3, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​March 2, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​March 1, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​February 28, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​February 25, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​February 24, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

CDPH & LWDA Award $27 Million to 153 Community-Based Organizations to Boost Vaccinations in Communities Hardest Hit by the Pandemic
February 24, 2022 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH), and the Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA), in partnership with The Center at Sierra Health Foundation, today announced the continuation of their community engagement efforts by awarding more than $27 million in contracts to 153 community-based organizations throughout California.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​February 23, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​February 22, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​February 18, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​February 17, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​February 16, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​February 15, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​February 14, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​February 11, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​February 10, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

CDPH Warns Consumers Not to Eat Eight Varieties of Dried Plums Due to Potential Lead Levels

​February 9, 2022 - ​The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced a warning that consumers should not eat eight specific types of dried plum products (also known as Saladitos) imported from China and Taiwan.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​February 9, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​February 8, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

With COVID-19 Conditions Improving, State Public Health Leaders Modify Omicron Surge Policies

​February 7, 2022 - ​As COVID-19 conditions continue to improve across California and the Omicron surge subsides, temporary measures the state had put in place will expire in the coming weeks.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​February 4, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​February 3, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​February 2, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

Joint Statement on the FDA’s Approval of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine for Individuals 18 Years of Age and Older

​February 1, 2022 - ​Today, California Health and Human Services Agency Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly, and Director of the California Department of Public Health and State Public Health Officer Dr. Tomás J. Aragón, issued a joint statement on The United States Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine for individuals 18 years of age and older.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​February 1, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​January 31, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​January 28, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​January 27, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​January 26, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​January 25, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​January 24, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​January 21, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​January 20, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​January 19, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​January 18, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​January 14, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​January 13, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​January 12, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​January 11, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​January 10, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​January 7, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

​​Joint Statement on Western States Recommendation of Expanded Pfizer – BioNTech Booster Eligibility for 12- to 15-Year Olds

​January 6, 2022 - ​Today, California Health and Human Services Agency Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly, and Director of the California Department of Public Health and State Public Health Officer Dr. Tomás J. Aragón, issued a joint statement on the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup's recommendation to expand eligibility for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster dose to 12- to 15-year-olds at least five months after completing their primary vaccination series.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​January 6, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​January 5, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​January 4, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

​January 3, 2022 - ​Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.



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