TODAY: Following Meeting with California Hospital Leaders, Governor Newsom and State Health Officials to Provide Update on COVID-19 Response

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

Building off of weeks of intensive work with providers to prepare hospital systems for a COVID-19 surge, Governor Newsom held a telemeeting with hospital leaders this afternoon as health care systems work quickly to build out more hospital capacity. Some of the hospital officials present will join the media briefing.

The update will be streamed at the @CAgovernor Twitter page.

**IMPORTANT NOTE FOR MEDIA: Because of social distancing guidelines, we are asking reporters to submit their questions via phone. Credentialed Capitol media will be provided dial-in information upon RSVP.**

WHO: Governor Gavin Newsom, California Health Officials & California Hospital Leaders

WHEN: Today, Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at approx. 4:30 p.m

LIVESTREAM: @CAgovernor Twitter page.

**NOTE: The teleconference is open to credentialed media only, reporters must RSVP to to receive dial-in information and ask questions over the phone.

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