Round 2 – POLITICO
2ND ROUND: California officials will hold a special meeting tomorrow on state emergency rules at the Covid-19 workplace just days after reviewing safety measures on the roller coaster of a meeting.
A letter state health officials wrote to the workplace safety bureau Monday seems to have triggered the hastily organized session. “The purpose of the special meeting is for the board of directors to review new information from the California Department of Public Health on pending guidelines for COVID-19 prevention and take action where appropriate,” the said. Cal / OSHA Standards Council agenda.
Letter from California Public Health Officer TomÃ¡s AragÃ³n did not directly ask the board to rethink its requirement that vaccinated employees must mask themselves when working alongside unvaccinated colleagues. But he opened up on an argument over the effectiveness of vaccines in stopping the spread of Covid-19; He went on to reiterate that the state would lift mask warrants for vaccinated residents on June 15.
Relaxed standards just adopted by Cal / OSHA would still require workers to be vaccinated to wear masks unless they are outside or everyone in a room is vaccinated and has no symptoms, a provision that has drawn strong criticism from business groups.
Letter ends by stating that the CRPD remains supportive “Cal / OSHA’s efforts to revise the ETS,” echoing a government statement. that of Gavin Newsom office vacated after the vote. Reading between the lines, it looks like the Newsom administration is very keen for the board to align its standards with the state’s plan to reopen.
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MONEY IS KING: Caitlyn jenner today launched a new YouTube commercial called “CA King Newsom”, and we’ll give you an idea of ââthe November dinner it highlights. (Hint: It’s not Thanksgiving.)
It got us wondering: How much did Jenner spend on advertising, anyway? We saw the John cox put up with the regular rotation of television over the past few weeks, but not much else.
According to the AdImpact tracking service, Cox is so far the only recall contender to have lost money on ads. He spent over $ 4.6 million of the competition’s roughly $ 5.4 million. And he’s the only one on TV. Newsom’s “Stop the Republican Recall” committee spent the second largest, $ 622,000, on digital spots, based on an estimate calculated by AdImpact. Digital surveillance includes Facebook and Google ads, but not over-the-top ads on internet-based streaming services like Roku.
As for Jenner? She spent about $ 67,000, depending on the tracking service.
CANCEL NOW OR HOLD YOUR PEACE FOREVER: Today is the deadline for supporters of the recall to withdraw their signatures on petitions, ushering in the next gap in our long march towards the special election of governors.
No one expects a lot of revisions, and a “Stop the Steal” effort to get signatories to withdraw their names has never come far, as the San Francisco Chronicle reported last month.
Counties will have up to 10 business days to declare their withdrawal numbers, and the Secretary of State Shirley weber will then tap the finance ministry on the shoulder to let them know they have 30 days to estimate the costs of the recall elections. That tap is expected to take place around June 22 – a week after lawmakers have already approved the boost funding that is based on a finance ministry estimate. In other words, it looks like Finance shouldn’t need a lot of time to break the calculation rules, and the recall date may soon become more accurate.
LEVEL: Five counties entered California’s looser level of coronavirus rules at the last possible moment.
State officials today announced that Alameda, Napa, San Diego, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties advanced to the least restrictive yellow level. This is good news for their collective of nearly 6 million inhabitants. But the decision will soon be moot: the tier system is set to go completely dead on June 15, along with weekly #TierTuesday updates on the status of things.
In total, nearly 63% of residents live in 24 yellow-level counties, which includes all coastal areas from the Mexican border to Marin. Most of the other California residents – 36.5% – live in the 31 Orange-level counties with slightly tighter restrictions. Only three counties have never emerged from the red level: Del Norte, Shasta and Yuba. – Jeremy B. White
NO PATCHWORK: California business leaders don’t want counties to go their own way when it comes to the June 15 reopening and call on local leaders to present a united front with Newsom.
Businesses don’t want more restrictive orders than the rules of Covid-19, which they say create inconsistencies and confusion. In a letter sent today, 38 business organizations – mostly local and state chambers of commerce, taxpayer groups and industry associations – call on local officials to “unite behind Governor Gavin Newsom’s plan to reopen completely â.
State allows counties to impose stricter but no less restrictive rules, such as the Santa Clara County Public Health Order last month requiring local businesses to track employee immunization status and treat those who do not disclose information as unvaccinated.
This push-pull on the amount of power state versus local governments should have been unfolding since the early days of the pandemic. Business leaders wanted local governments to have control as experts over their own community needs, but this is not the case when that power leads to stricter rules than the state. And they complain that if the counties don’t align with the governor, it will lead to 58 different reopening directives. That same lack of uniformity was part of the reason the state moved to its now infamous but soon expiring four-tier structure.
It remains to be seen whether the counties will align. Santa Clara County officials did not respond this morning, but a San Francisco spokesperson said the county had “reviewed the updated guidelines and had spoken with other health officials in statewide. We’ll provide an update on San Francisco’s plans to align with the state in the coming week. ” – Victoria Colliver
– There is a red flag warning in effect for eastern Sierra Nevada and five western states. (Chronicle of San Francisco)
– Four counties in California have a predominantly Latino population but no Latino judges from the court of first instance. (CalMatters)
– California Correctional Officers To Receive Nearly $ 5,000 In Pandemic Bounties plus more paid vacation under a new contract. (Sacramento Bee)
– Some parents of black students in Los Angeles stayed away this spring because of concerns about unfair treatment on campus. (Los Angeles Times)
– Alyssa Milano, part-time Truckee resident is considering a congressional race in 2024 against Rep. Tom McClintock. (The hill)