TODAY: Governor Newsom to Visit Alameda County Elementary School

ALAMEDA COUNTY – Governor Gavin Newsom will hold a media availability today at an elementary school in Alameda County to highlight local school reopening efforts.

Nine thousand of California’s 11,000 schools are open now or plan to reopen in the next few weeks. The state’s work to accelerate safe school reopenings has included a $6.6 billion package in partnership with the Legislature to fund safety measures for in-person instruction and expanded learning opportunities, prioritizing vaccinations for K-12 school staff, delivering three months of PPE and safety supplies to all schools at no cost, securing federal approval to use Medicaid funding for COVID-19 testing in schools, and providing support for COVID-19 testing and direct technical assistance to school districts.

WHAT: Alameda County elementary school visit
 Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at approx. 11:40 a.m. PST.

The visit will not be live streamed.

**NOTE: This media availability is open to credentialed media only, reporters interested in attending must RSVP to by 10:30 a.m. noting the names of all participating media members for information on public health and physical distancing requirements for covering.