TODAY: As California Roars Back, Governor Newsom and First Partner Siebel Newsom to Visit Kern County Fitness Center, Highlight Benefits of Exercise for Physical and Mental Health

KERN COUNTY – Continuing to highlight the state’s full reopening, Governor Gavin Newsom and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom will today visit a fitness center in Kern County now open at full capacity, where they will discuss the important benefits of exercise for physical and mental health – especially in light of the pandemic’s heavy toll.

As of June 15, the state has eliminated pandemic-related restrictions that have been in place over the past year, including physical distancing, capacity limits, county tier systems and masks in almost all settings for vaccinated Californians.

California has administered over 40 million vaccines, 16 million more than the next closest state, and surpassed President Biden’s goal a month early – over 70 percent of Californians 18 and older have received at least one dose. The state consistently has amongst the lowest case rates and transmission rates in the nation, and hospitalizations have dipped to the lowest point since March 2020.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at approx. 2:00 p.m. PDT

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

This press conference is also available to TV stations on the TVu Grid as “CALOES_SOC” and on the LiveU Matrix under “CA-Governors-Office.”

**NOTE: This event is open to credentialed media only, reporters interested in attending must RSVP to by 12:00 p.m. with names of the reporters who will be in attendance for information on covering the event.