TODAY: Governor Newsom to Meet with In-Home Health Care Workers, Launches New Tools for Vulnerable Populations Ahead of Public Safety Power Shutoff 


Governor, Health and Human Services Secretary Mark Ghaly will discuss what’s being done during the shutoffs to protect seniors and vulnerable communities

NAPA – Governor Gavin Newsom will be in Napa County meeting with in-home care workers as they prepare for anticipated Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) today. The Governor will unveil a series of new partnerships and new tools the state is deploying to help secure medically vulnerable populations during these events.

Yesterday, the Governor announced $75 million for local and state governments to mitigate impacts of power shutoffs.

Earlier this week the Governor demanded that California’s Investor-Owned Utilities adhere to previously agreed protocols for their power shutoff decisions and coordinate with state and local officials to protect public safety and limit impacts during these events.

WHO: Governor Newsom, California Health and Human Services Agency Secretary Mark Ghaly, Department of Social Services Director Kimberley Johnson, California Department of Public Health Director Sonia Angell, SEIU President April Verrett, Napa Mayor Jill Techel, local elected and public health officials, in-home health care providers, volunteers and community members.

WHEN: Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: Napa County Health and Human Services Building, 2751 Napa Valley Corporate Dr, Napa, CA

STREAM: The media availability will be streamed live on the CAL FIRE Facebook page.

**NOTE: This event is open to credentialed media only. Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to govpressoffice@gov.ca.gov.

 

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