CAL OES Update May 14th

Daily Focus

With public health being of the utmost importance, counties across the state of California are gradually reopening and entering Stage 2. Nine additional counties including Amador, Lassen, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Tuolumne and Yuba-Sutter have attested that they meet certain criteria necessary to move further into Stage 2. By doing so, these counties – similar to Butte and El Dorado counties – may reopen various parts of the economy with modifications implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Statewide guidance for these sectors is available here.

The California Department of Public Health’s website will continue to be updated in real time when attestation forms for additional counties are finalized.

Great Plates Delivered: Home Meals for Seniors

  • Help seniors and other adults at high risk from COVID-19 to stay home and stay healthy by delivering three nutritious meals a day, and
  • Provide essential economic stimulus to local businesses struggling to stay afloat during the COVID-19 crisis.
AS OF MAY 13, 2020
Letters of Intent Received from Local Administrators69
Estimated Weekly Meals to be Served1,034,733
Food Providers Interested in Participating        4,276
Closed Food Providers Interested in Participating350
Meals Served This Week56,832
Individuals Served This Week11,673
  • Program runs through June 10th, unless an additional extension is granted.
  • Food provider meals must meet the following nutritional requirements:
  • Breakfast: low in sodium, no sugary drinks (<24 grams /8 oz. and of fruit juice, must be only 100 percent fruit juice allowed);
  • Lunch and dinner: a piece of fresh fruit or vegetable on each dish, and low in sodium, no sugary drinks (<24 grams /8 oz. and of fruit juice, must be only 100 percent fruit juice allowed)

COVID-19 at a Glance

For skilled nursing facility data, visit:  Skilled Nursing Facilities: COVID-19

As of May 13, local health departments have reported 7,752 confirmed positive cases in health care workers and 42 deaths statewide

  • Hospital Data
    • County maps
    • Cases by county
    • Distributed PP

Racial Demographics – A More Complete Picture

  • Health outcomes are affected by forces including structural racism, poverty and the disproportionate prevalence of underlying conditions such as asthma and heart disease among Latinos and Black Californians.
  • Overall, for adults 18 and older, Latinos, African Americans and Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are dying at disproportionately higher levels. The proportion of COVID-19 deaths in African Americans is about double their population representation across all adult age categories.
  • For Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, overall numbers are low, but there is a four-fold difference between the proportion of COVID-19 deaths and their population representation.
  • More men are dying from COVID-19 than females, in line with national trends.
  • Nationwide COVID-19 Numbers
    • As of May 14, there have been 83,947 deaths, 1,701 new deaths since yesterday.
    • 1,384,930 positive cases, 20,869 new cases since yesterday- in 55 jurisdictions (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas and US Virgin Islands).

The CDC also provides a weekly summary and interpretation of key indicators that have been adapted to track the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.

  • Taskforces stood up by the State Operations Center (SOC) to address various COVID-19 response issues:
    • Communications/Crisis Communications (ESF* 2/ESF 15)
    • Transportation and Infrastructure (ESF 1/ESF 3)
    • Housing and Social Services (ESF 6)
    • Logistics/Commodity Movement (ESF 7)
    • Fire/Law Enforcement (ESF 4/ESF 13
    • Public Health and Medical (ESF 8)
    • Schools Task Force
    • Economic Impact/Recovery Task Force
    • Volunteers & Philanthropy (ESF 17)
    • Innovation & Technology Task Force
    • Cybersecurity (ESF 18)
    • Corrections Facilities & Hospitals
    • Future Opportunities
    • Workforce Development & Surge Capacity
    • Testing Taskforce

* Emergency Support Function

  • PPE and Medical Supply Requests
    • Resource requests for health care providers and facilities are handled through local public health departments to CDPH. The requests are submitted to the Medical Health Operational Area Coordinator (MHOAC), through the Regional Disaster Medical Health Coordinator (RDMHC), which are then sent to the CDPH Medical and Health Coordination Center (MHCC). 
    • This way all equipment requests can be tracked and prioritized appropriately, and they are fulfilled as quickly as possible.
    •  The local health facilities know this process well and have been properly submitting requests.
    • We know these requests are very urgent, which is why the MHCC is working closely with the State Operations Center (SOC). Emergency Medical Services Agency (EMSA) is also embedded in the SOC to help facilitate those requests.

State Owned Ventilators

  • Modeling shows demand will peak in late May.


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