News Break

By: Sara Bachez and Elizabeth Esquivel | Monday, March 22, 2021

On Saturday, March 20, 2021, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) updated the K-12 School Guidance on social distancing between students in the classroom to at least three feet to align to the latest changes from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released on Friday, March 19, 2021.

By: By Sara C. Bachez and Elizabeth Esquivel, Governmental Relations | Wednesday, February 17, 2021

On February 12, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released guidance to help determine when a school district can offer in-person instruction, as part of President Joe Biden’s Executive Order 14000: Supporting the Reopening and Continuing Operation of Schools and Early Childhood Education Providers.

By: By Sara C. Bachez and Elizabeth Esquivel, Governmental Relations | Thursday, February 11, 2021

On February 10, 2021, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released a Safety Review Process for any individual schools or school district that meet the following situations:

By: By Sara C. Bachez and Elizabeth Esquivel, Governmental Relations | Friday, January 8, 2021

Today, Governor Newsom released the 2021-22 state budget proposal that requests early action from the Legislature to provide financial relief to small businesses and re-open schools as the state faces the highest rate of COVID-19 cases. Although the state’s economic conditions have improved since the enactment of the 2020 Budget Act, the state is still projecting a structural deficit of $7.6 billion for 2022-23 that is forecast to grow to over $11 billion by 2024-25.

By: By Sara C. Bachez and Elizabeth Esquivel, Governmental Relations | Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Today, Governor Gavin Newsom announced his pledge to work with the Legislature to develop a California’s Safe Schools for All Plan. The plan is intended to provide support and accountability and establish a plan to enable the return to in-person instruction, which consists of the following four pillars:

By: By Sara C. Bachez and Elizabeth Esquivel, Governmental Relations | Thursday, December 10, 2020

Today, December 10, 2020, the Assembly Democrats released their 2021-22 Budget Blueprint with the theme, “Preserve, Respond, Protect, Recover.” The blueprint highlights the Assembly Democrats top issues that will guide their work as they prepare for a future economic downturn and provide a state response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislature will convene on January 4, 2021.  

By: By Sara C. Bachez and Elizabeth Esquivel, Governmental Relations | Thursday, December 3, 2020

Today, December 3, 2020, Governor Newsom announced a Regional Stay Home Order that will take effect within 48 hours after a region’s intensive care unit (ICU) capacity falls under 15% and to remain in effect for three weeks.

By: By Sara C. Bachez and Elizabeth Esquivel, Governmental Relations | Wednesday, December 2, 2020

On November 19, 2020, the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board unanimously adopted emergency temporary regulations regarding measures that all employers, including schools and community colleges, must undertake in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. On November 30, 2020, the Office of Administrative Law approved the temporary workplace safety standards, to take effect immediately.

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