Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Protect Ongoing Safety Net Services for Most Vulnerable Californians During COVID-19 Outbreak

SACRAMENTO – Taking action to ensure that California’s most vulnerable residents can continue to receive health care, food assistance and in-home supportive services in a timely manner during the COVID-19 outbreak, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order today to extend the eligibility period for important safety net services.

“These social safety net programs are so important for families — especially during this crisis,” said Governor Newsom. “We don’t want Californians who rely on these services to lose them.”

The order waives eligibility re-determinations for 90 days for Californians who participate in:

  • Medi-Cal health coverage
  • CalFresh food assistance
  • CalWORKS
  • Cash Assistance for Immigrants; and
  • In-Home Supportive Services

The change will allow current recipients of these safety net programs to continue receiving them without interruption.

The executive order also waives certain provisions of the Bagley-Keene Act. 

The Governor’s full executive order can be found here.

 

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Robb Mayberry

Robb Mayberry is a Public Information Officer for the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. He has assisted in the response and recovery efforts with some of California’s worst disasters, including the San Refugio Oil Spill, the Valley and Butte Wildfires, Aliso Canyon Gas Leak, Erskine Fire, the Winter Storms of 2017, the Tubbs Fire, the Thomas Fire, the Carr Fire, the Camp Fire, and the Ridgecrest Earthquake. Prior to public service, he spent 25 years managing the public and media relations for some of Northern California’s largest healthcare organizations.

6 thoughts on “Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Protect Ongoing Safety Net Services for Most Vulnerable Californians During COVID-19 Outbreak

  • March 18, 2020 at 11:24 am
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    My home has been fraudulently placed in receivership by a very talented scam artist. He is sending ill workers, who are not observing the social separation rules. Three of them sitting in the cab of a truck, with one coughing. I doubt that they are legally allowed to work here, yet claim they are doing work because of a court order to put fire sprinklers in my house.

    I am 78 years old and have recently been hospitalized due to a reaction to a medication. I must be in my home.

    How can they do this to me?

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    • March 18, 2020 at 1:01 pm
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      Please call your local police department on their non emergency number. If you can’t find it call 911 and state it’s not an emergency. You may be a victim of elder abuse, it can be taking advantage of you financially and not just physical abuse. The police should be able to connect you with the appropriate local agencies to assist you. Best and stay healthy.

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    • March 19, 2020 at 6:52 pm
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      You have the right to send them away! It’s your home.You need to get help from family, a friend or a support system,. Call an Elder Abuse Hotline , or contact the police who can tell you what your options are. There is not enough information in your message to clearly understand your situation. You should know about a court order. Installing sprinklers in your home is not an emergency. All work should stop unless it is a safety issue.

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  • March 18, 2020 at 12:17 pm
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    How do you know if they are allowed to work here or not! That is just being Racist. People are just trying to survive and work. There is a reason they are not in your home because of the one coughing he is staying away. Have a heart, everyone is human. Stop making accusations.

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    • March 18, 2020 at 12:54 pm
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      Perhaps You should reread her statement. She is stating she doubts they are legally allowed to work at her home. There is underlying legal matters referenced. They arrived 3 abreast in a truck with one coughing, perfect way to spreed viruses to each other, and are in her home working . She is most vulnerable to covid19 and has no where to go while her home is possibly contaminated by unauthorized workers.
      Have a heart someoneinla and stop your Racist accusations

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  • March 19, 2020 at 1:21 am
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    Thank you for all that you are doing, it really does wonders.
    I do have to make a dire request. Can you please consider reviewing and waiving the standard base in unemploment? I started my job in mid December and worked full time for the past three months. I was laid off due to the slow down and uncertainty. Due to the standard base period, I only qualify for 63 a week because only my first two weeks of wages in december are counted when ive been earning full wages for the past three months that are counted. The alternate base method would include my latest quarter wages, likely qualify me for the 450 benefit amount, and most importantly and will truly poisition me to not lose everything. At 63 a week, that is a difference of 780 a month creating a pretty hopeless situation for me especially in silicon valley. Please Governor Newsom, consider this item. The standard base period versus alternate base period is the determining factor that will ultimlately determine my livelihood, the alternate base period gives me a fighting chance, and right now, a fighting chance is all im asking. Thank you so much for considering.

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