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New California Theme Park Guidelines Coming Tuesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom Says; No Widespread COVID Vaccine Until 2021

New California Theme Park Guidelines Coming Tuesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom Says; No Widespread COVID Vaccine Until 2021

By Dominic Patten California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday that new guidelines on theme parks and team sports events are coming tomorrow. “We are going to break up the theme parks,” the governor said in his COVID-19 and wildfires update this afternoon. “Not just one or two brands, it is many different parts of the theme park […]

California Gov. Gavin Newsom Says State Will Reopen “Methodically And Stubbornly” To Avoid “Fits And Starts”

California Gov. Gavin Newsom Says State Will Reopen “Methodically And Stubbornly” To Avoid “Fits And Starts”

By Jill Goldsmith California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday the only path to sustainable economic recovery from the battering ram of COVID-19 is to avoid early mistakes and open businesses more slowly despite the pain. “It’s very raw. I am well aware of the mandates we put out as a state, the mandates that are put out by […]

California Governor Gavin Newsom Says Disneyland, Other Parks Not Opening Soon As He Reveals Disagreement With Disney Chief Bob Iger

California Governor Gavin Newsom Says Disneyland, Other Parks Not Opening Soon As He Reveals Disagreement With Disney Chief Bob Iger

By Tom Tapp “We don’t anticipate in the immediate term any of these larger parks opening until we see more stability in terms of the data.” Those were the long-awaited words of California Governor Gavin Newsom on the fate of the state’s still-closed amusement parks. “We feel there’s no hurry to put out guidelines and we continue to work with […]

CA Rules For Reopening Disneyland, Universal Studios, Other Parks Must Be “Thoughtful” And “Responsible,” Says State’s Top Health Official – Updated

CA Rules For Reopening Disneyland, Universal Studios, Other Parks Must Be “Thoughtful” And “Responsible,” Says State’s Top Health Official – Updated

By Tom Tapp UPDATED with latest: After a group of 18 California senators and assemblymembers issued a letter on Monday asking Governor Gavin Newsom to issue guidelines for theme parks to reopen, the state’s top health official addressed the matter. Asked when guidance for theme parks would be released, Dr. Mark Ghaly said, “We’re working hard to get that […]

California Coronavirus Update: Governor Gavin Newsom’s Little-Noticed Reopening Requirement Could Trip L.A. Up

California Coronavirus Update: Governor Gavin Newsom’s Little-Noticed Reopening Requirement Could Trip L.A. Up

By Tom Tapp When Gov. Gavin Newsom introduced California’s new “simplified” coronavirus tiering system that indicates to what extent a county can reopen, there was one important aspect that received little to no attention. Newsom said on Friday that the color-coded rankings would be predicated on two epidemiological measures: the number of cases per 100,000 residents and test positivity rates. There also will be […]

California Coronavirus Update: Governor Gavin Newsom Reveals Stricter, “Slower” COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines For Businesses And Schools

California Coronavirus Update: Governor Gavin Newsom Reveals Stricter, “Slower” COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines For Businesses And Schools

By Tom Tapp Last week, California Governor Gavin Newsom said he would release modified reopening guidelines for counties in the state of California. On Friday, he made good on that promise, revealing a new framework with four tiers with colors attached to them to indicate severity. The governor described the new framework as “simple, stringent and slow.” Case rates and […]

California Coronavirus Update: Governor Gavin Newsom Announces Massive 150% Increase In COVID Testing, Foresees Possibility Of Reopening Schools, Businesses

California Coronavirus Update: Governor Gavin Newsom Announces Massive 150% Increase In COVID Testing, Foresees Possibility Of Reopening Schools, Businesses

By Tom Tapp California Governor Gavin Newsom announced what he called “a new partnership” in coronavirus testing. He said he was taking the action in anticipation of the stress the flu season will put on the testing system. “We have averaged roughly 100,000 tests in the state,” said Newsom. Average turnaround time for results is “anywhere from 5 up to 7 […]

California Coronavirus Update: Governor Gavin Newsom Relaxes Some Workplace Guidelines, Announces New Testing Method

California Coronavirus Update: Governor Gavin Newsom Relaxes Some Workplace Guidelines, Announces New Testing Method

By Tom Tapp California Governor Gavin Newsom said at his Monday press conference that the state was adjusting some of the workplace closure guidelines it issued last week, specifically those around hair salons and barbershops and the “personal care services industry.” The governor said he had wanted to make the changes earlier, but that it “turned out that was […]

California Coronavirus Update: Governor Gavin Newsom Says Restaurants Can Reopen For Dine-In Service

California Coronavirus Update: Governor Gavin Newsom Says Restaurants Can Reopen For Dine-In Service

By Tom Tapp UPDATED TUESDAY, 12:20 PM California Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Tuesday guidelines for restaurants to reopen dine-in service. He said specifics were available on covid19.ca.gov. “Today we’re announcing additional modifications statewide,” said the governor. NEW: CA has released guidance for the re-opening of more industries such as: -Offices (that cannot telework)-Malls and strip malls (for curbside […]

California Coronavirus Update: Governor Gavin Newsom Calls For Additional $1 Trillion In Federal Aid

California Coronavirus Update: Governor Gavin Newsom Calls For Additional $1 Trillion In Federal Aid

By Tom Tapp In his Monday coronavirus briefing, California Governor Gavin Newsom said he and the leaders of Oregon, Washington, Colorado and Nevada, including the governors and the speakers of each state’s legislature, are calling for the federal government to provide an extra $1 trillion in aid to those states. These are the members of the so-called Western Pact. “These […]

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