|December 3, 2021|
California prepares for possible winter surge in COVID-19 infections
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Governor Newsom signed an executive order Wednesday as health officials prepare for a potential new surge in COVID-19 cases this winter.
Some parts of the state are already experiencing increases in infections, hospitalizations and deaths.
Newsom’s order could expand the health care workforce during the pandemic, allows health care workers from out of state to provide services in California and enables certain medical personnel and emergency medical technicians, EMT’s, to administer vaccines. Health care facilities could also use parking lots and alternate areas for vaccination clinics.
Newsom says he wants to make certain that California’s health care facilities continue to have the staffing and resources needed to prevent a potential strain on the state’s health care delivery system.
Story Date: November 29, 2021