TODAY: In the Bay Area, Governor Newsom to Sign Legislation Extending Supplemental Paid Sick Leave for Workers and Expanding COVID Relief for Small Businesses 


ALAMEDA COUNTY – Today in the Bay Area, Governor Gavin Newsom will sign legislation to extend COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave for workers and bolster California’s nation-leading investments to support small businesses hit hardest by the pandemic.


Governor Newsom has taken swift action to deliver relief to small businesses throughout the pandemic, including a $4 billion investment creating the largest small business relief grant program in the nation, $6.2 billion in tax relief for small businesses that received Paycheck Protection Program loans and pandemic regulatory relief and license renewal fee waivers for heavily impacted businesses. The Administration has expanded access to job-protected Paid Family Leave and workers’ compensation; provided more resources for critical child support services for essential employees; advanced additional weekly unemployment benefits; and provided support for employees to isolate and quarantine outside their home, among other measures to protect and support California’s workforce.


WHEN: Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at approx. 10:10 a.m. PDT. Media must arrive on site by 9:00 a.m.

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


This press conference will also be available to TV stations on the TVu Grid as “CA_GovernorPack” and on the LiveU Matrix under “California Governor.”


**NOTE: This event is open to credentialed media only, reporters interested in attending must RSVP to with names of the reporters who will be in attendance for information on covering. COVID-19 protocols will be enforced.