TODAY: In Sonoma County, Governor Newsom to Highlight State’s Progress on School Reopening Efforts

SONOMA COUNTY – With the vast majority of California’s schools now open or expected to reopen in the next few weeks, Governor Gavin Newsom will hold a press conference today at an elementary school in Sonoma County to highlight school reopening progress across the state.

California has administered more than 23 million vaccines and has one of the lowest positivity rates in the country. The administration’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 and deploying up to 3 million rapid COVID-19 antigen tests at no cost to some of California’s most disadvantaged school districts. The state has also delivered three months of PPE and safety supplies to all schools at no cost, secured federal approval to use Medicaid funding for COVID-19 testing in schools and provided support for COVID-19 testing and direct technical assistance to school districts.

Sonoma County School Visit
 Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at approx. 12:00 p.m. PST.

LIVESTREAM: @CAgovernor Twitter page, California Governor Facebook page and California Governor YouTube page.

**NOTE: This event is open to credentialed media only, reporters interested in attending must email for more information on RSVP’ing and public health and physical distancing requirements for covering the event.

On-site protocols include a mandatory temperature check, mask wearing at all times and six feet of physical distancing.