Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Protect Ongoing Safety Net Services for Most Vulnerable Californians During COVID-19 Outbreak
Published: Mar 18, 2020 SACRAMENTO – Taking action to ensure that California’s most vulnerable residents can continue to receive health care, food assistance and in-home supportive services in a timely manner during the COVID-19 outbreak, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order today to extend the eligibility period for important safety net services.
“These social safety net programs are so important for families — especially during this crisis,” said Governor Newsom. “We don’t want Californians who rely on these services to lose them.”
The order waives eligibility re-determinations for 90 days for Californians who participate in: Medi-Cal health coverage CalFresh food assistance CalWORKS Cash Assistance for Immigrants; and In-Home Supportive Services
The change will allow current recipients of these safety net programs to continue receiving them without interruption.
The executive order also waives certain provisions of the Bagley-Keene Act.