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Cal Cities weekly COVID-19 update: Dec. 2-9

December 9, 2020
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the launch of CA Notify, a new digital tool designed to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. 

Starting Dec. 10, Californians can opt in to receive COVID-19 notifications informing them if they have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for the virus. CA Notify is a digital tool that protects privacy and security - it does not collect device location to detect exposure and does not share a user’s identity. The tool was developed in partnership with Google and Apple and piloted with the help of the University of California, San Diego and the University of California, San Francisco. 

The California Department of Public Health issued a regional stay-at-home order on Dec. 3, along with a supplemental order on Dec. 6, to further prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus and avoid overwhelming hospitals so that more people may receive care. The order remains in place for at least three weeks from the date that the order takes effect in a region and continues until the state’s four-week projections of that region’s adult ICU bed capacity is greater than 15 percent. View the orders for more details.

State updates Federal Updates
Congress has until Dec. 11 at midnight to take action to keep the federal government operating.

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