Newsom proposes new $2.7 billion COVID emergency response equipment - FOX 5 San Diego

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday proposed a new $2.7 billion COVID-19 emergency response package for California, with $1.2 billion dedicated to bolster trying out.

in line with the governor's workplace, the package, which includes a $1.four billion emergency appropriation request, is targeted to help bolster checking out skill, accelerate vaccination and booster efforts, guide frontline worker's, fortify the fitness care device and combat misinformation. It additionally requires new law to put into effect supplemental paid unwell leave guidelines.

"From day one, California has taken swift and direct motion to combat COVID-19 with guidelines that have saved tens of thousands of lives, however there's extra work to be executed," Newsom stated. "Our proposed COVID-19 Emergency Response package will help our trying out skill, speed up vaccination and booster efforts, assist frontline workers and fitness care techniques and fight misinformation, with a spotlight on the toughest-hit communities."

right here's a breakdown of what the kit points: 

$1.2 BILLION: BOLSTER testing

  • expand hours and capacity at trying out websites all over the state to help gradual the spread
  • Distribute hundreds of thousands of COVID-19 antigen exams to native fitness departments, community clinics and county offices of schooling and faculties. this is essential to the state's operational readiness and persevered efforts to combat COVID-19, and it comprises a $1.4 billion emergency appropriation request to the Legislature for California's instant wants
  • aiding the state's trying out amenities, together with specimen assortment and increasing skill with a purpose to meet demand
  • aiding state departments in testing their group of workers and congregate populations

  • continue the "Vaccinate all 58" public education crusade to give respectable suggestions and construct vaccine self assurance while combating misinformation, all of which is in partnership with 250 ethnic media outlets.
  • proceed a sturdy neighborhood outreach and direct appointment assistance campaign with the aid of conducting door-to-door canvassing, cellphone banking and texting with over seven-hundred CBOs and group partners in partnership with philanthropy.
  • In-domestic vaccination and checking out courses to fulfill Californians the place they're at.
  • give free transportation to vaccination appointments all over the state to assist get more Californians vaccinated and boosted.
  • $614 MILLION: aid FRONTLINE laborers AND fitness CARE techniques

  • aid and distribution of essential personnel elements for health care systems to support give protection to frontline people, affected person care and health center surge means as well as additional staffing for vaccination sites.

  • materials to boost the state's emergency response and public health capacities, together with staffing and suggestions know-how at California department of Public fitness, office of Emergency capabilities and Emergency medical capabilities Authority.

  • accelerated public health and humanitarian efforts at the California-Mexico border to retain migrants safe, together with vaccinations, checking out and isolation and quarantine capabilities.
  • extended statewide contact tracing actions to support maintain Californians secure and gradual the spread.
  • California scientific association President Robert E. Wailes, M.D. noted the governor's announcement "comes at a crucial time as instances of the Omicron variant surge nationwide."

    "The California scientific association appreciates Governor Newsom's leadership as his administration continues to work to expect the state's needs and put in force amazing public fitness measures to be able to shop lives," Wailes talked about.

    On Friday, Newsom announced the activation of more than 200 individuals of the California countrywide safeguard to support supply staffing for COVID-19 testing centers amid the surge of instances due to the omicron variant. in the coming days, members of the country wide take care of will be helping individuals get checked out at six San Diego County sites.

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