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TODAY: At Central Valley Clinic, Governor Newsom to Highlight State Efforts to Improve Health Care Access, Encourage More Californians to Get Vaccinated

FRESNO COUNTY – At a central valley health clinic today, Governor Gavin Newsom will hold a press conference highlighting the state’s efforts to improve health care access and affordability for Californians, and the first-in-the-nation measures to encourage state employees and health care workers to get vaccinated amid the growing threat of the Delta variant.

The Governor yesterday announced that California is requiring all state workers and workers in health care and high-risk congregate settings to either show proof of full vaccination or be tested at least once per week, and encouraging local government and businesses to adopt a similar protocol.

California has put more shots in arms than any other state – administering over 44 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine with 75 percent of those eligible having received at least one dose – and the state continues its multi-pronged strategy to reach communities with low vaccination rates.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at approx. 11:00 a.m. PDT

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

**NOTE: The press conference is open to credentialed media only, reporters interested in attending must RSVP to govpressoffice@gov.ca.gov with names of the reporters who will be in attendance for information on covering.

For B-roll footage of the Governor’s tour of the clinic by ABC 30, TV stations may contact govpressoffice@gov.ca.gov after the event.