TODAY: Governor Newsom, State Health Officials to Provide Update on COVID-19 Response

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom and state health officials will hold a media availability today to provide an update on the state’s response to COVID-19.

Due to limited space in Room 1190, typical press conferences with the Governor do not meet social distancing requirements. Today, we are providing credentialed Capitol media the option to participate via conference call. During the press conference, we will try to adhere as close to social distancing requirements as possible in the room.

WHO: Governor Gavin Newsom, California Health and Human Services Agency Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly, California Department of Public Health Director and State Health Officer Dr. Sonia Angell, and Chief Economic and Business Advisor to the Governor and Director of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) Lenny Mendonca.

WHEN: Today, Thursday, March 12, 2020 at approx. 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: California State Capitol, Governor’s Press Conference Room, Room 1190, Sacramento, CA 95814

LIVESTREAM: @CAgovernor Twitter page.

**NOTE: This event is open to credentialed media only, reporters must RSVP to Credentialed media may also participate via conference call and must RSVP to to receive dial-in information.

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