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Cal Cities weekly COVID-19 update: Dec. 30-Jan. 6

January 6, 2021
Nearly 40 million Californians remain under the state’s regional stay-at-home order, to further prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus and avoid overwhelming hospitals so that more people may receive care. 
 
Northern California is the only region in the state that currently has an ICU bed capacity above 15 percent and is not subject to the order.

Ahead of the Jan. 10 deadline to introduce a State Budget proposal, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Jan. 5 previewed a $4.5 billion Equitable Recovery for California’s Businesses and Jobs plan, which will be part of the 2021-22 State Budget and seek to help businesses and jobs affected by COVID-19. The stimulus program includes a variety of grants and tax incentives, many of which would require legislative approval to take effect. The Governor also requested immediate action items from the Legislature on Jan. 6 to approve $600 rapid cash support to low-income Californians, and extend the statewide eviction moratorium which is currently set to expire on Jan. 31. More details on these plans, as well as the full State Budget proposal, are expected on Friday, Jan. 8.

On Dec. 30, the state released the California’s Safe Schools for All plan, which is a statewide framework with the goal of supporting schools as they safely resume in-person instruction.
 
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