CAL OES Update 3/31

Eric Lamoureux, (Acting) Deputy Director, Cal OES Response Operations

  • Focusing on procuring more PPEs and coordinating procurement asks with other states; and
  • Continue to prepare the state for the inevitable hospital surge.

Eli Owen, Commander, California Threat Assessment Center, Cal OES

  • Cal OES has stood up 14 task forces;
    • California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is working with public health officials to address issues around prisons and slowing the spread for those incarcerated;
    • Working with the Health and Human Services Agency on alternative cares sites;
    • The passage of the CARES Act by Congress will provide positive changes to economic injury loans, paycheck protections, and the pushing out deadlines for taxes;
    • The USNS Mercy is now accepting patients; and
    • The Department of Education has approved more than 5,000 sites to provide meals to students for the duration of school closures.

Brian Ferguson Public Information Officer, Cal OES

  • Announced a campaign to connect with our older Californians;
    • Rolling out services for seniors via 211; and
    • Partnering with non-profits like AARP.
  • 25,000 medical professionals signed up to help via the new health corps program the Governor announced on Monday.

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