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CPCA continues to monitor the COVID-19 progression in California, the impact it has on health centers, and how we can provide support during this public health emergency. The COVID-19 virus is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and we will provide updated information as it becomes available. We are committed to keeping health centers informed of the latest developments in addition to providing timely and relevant resources.

UPDATED: CPCA's COVID-19 Member Engagement Opportunities

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Join CPCA's Connected Community to convene online, at any time with your peers. You'll find additional important COVID-19 resources, including a comprehensive resource library and real-time COVID-19 peer discussions. Connected Community is a member benefit and is only available to CPCA member organizations and their staff.  

New COVID-19 Community Forum

The new COVID-19 Community Forum is open to both members and non-members and we encourage you to participate in this new community as it relates to COVID-019 only.


Message from Dr. Mike Witte, CPCA Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, regarding the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine: 

Talking Points Resource: CDC and FDA Recommendation to Pause Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

Help raise awareness and build confidence about COVID-19 vaccination efforts among your healthcare staff and community with these ready-made materials:

Printable stickers for staff to wear once they’ve gotten their vaccine:
Compatible with full-sheet sticker paper or standard precut 1 2/3” labels.

Printable fact sheet:

For the latest facts, please visit


Pandemic Operations Plan Template

Grant & Funding Opportunities

Vendor Solutions

Vaccine Resources
Federal Resources
State Resources
Testing Resources

COVID-19 & Stress
DYK? ACEs Aware supports health care providers, their teams, and all those on the front lines of administering care and interventions as California addresses stress and anxiety related to COVID-19.


Please direct any questions to Amanda Carbajal at
5/27/2021: Governor Newsom Announces Historic “Vax for the Win” Program to Get More Californians Vaccinated by June 15
5/17/2021: Statement from California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly on Mask Guidance
5/11/2021: FDA Authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for Emergency Use in Adolescents
4/27/2021: FDA and CDC Lift Recommended Pause on Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 Vaccine
4/21/2021: HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra Renews Public Health Emergency Declaration for COVID-19 Pandemic
4/15/2021: All Californians 16+ Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccines
4/13/2021: Joint CDC and FDA Statement on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine
4/6/2021: Governor Newsom Outlines the State’s Next Step in the COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery
4/1/2021: California Expands COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility to All Californians 50+
3/25/2021: State Expands COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility
2/10/2021: California left clinics off vaccine list, so low-income patients are underserved
1/25/2021: Public Health Officials Lift Regional Stay at Home Order for All Region
1/13/2021: Seniors 65+ Now Eligible to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine
1/7/2021: State Issues Recommendations to Local Health Departments & Providers to Accelerate Safe Vaccine Administration Statewide
California Health Officials Announce a Regional Stay at Home Order Triggered by ICU Capacity
State Issues Limited Stay at Home Order to Slow Spread of COVID-19
8/26/2020: Governor Newsom Announces Major Plan to More than Double State’s Testing Capacity, Reduce Turnaround Time
7/15/2020: California Health Care Leaders Respond to Newsom Administration's New COVID-19 Testing Guidance
7/9/2020: Closing of Testing Sites Impact Those Hit Hardest by COVID-19 Most
7/1/2020: CPCA Releases Data Showing Huge Gaps in Health Center Funding
California Public Health Officials Release Guidance Requiring Californians to Wear Face Coverings in Most Settings Outside the Home
5/13/2020: CMS approves California’s State Plan Amendment (SPA) 20-0024, Retroactive to March 1, 2020
5/6/2020: California Medi-Cal Providers Receive Grants from HealthNet Totaling $13.4M to Expand Telehealth Services
5/4/2020: CPCA CEO Statement on Passage of Additional COVID-Related Funding
Direct Relief Creates $25 Million Covid-19 Response Fund for Community Health
4/8/2020:  CPCA CEO Statement on Health Center Federal Funding Announcement
4/8/2020:  HHS Awards $1.3 Billion to Health Centers in Historic U.S. Response to COVID-19 
4/6/2020:  Blue Shield of California Offers Financial Support to Healthcare Providers in Response to COVID-19 Crisis
Governor Signs EO to Provide Expanded Access to Child Care for Essential Workers
4/3/2020:  Governor Issues Executive Order to Expand Telehealth Services
4/2/2020:  Health Net Rolls Out $5.9 Million in COVID-19 Assistance for Those Serving Medi-Cal Members
4/1/2020:  Governor Issues Executive Order Providing for Expedited Resources for COVID-19 Response
3/31/2020: Governor Launches Campaign to Protect Health and Well-Being of Older Californians
3/30/2020: Governor Announces California Health Corps
3/24/2020: HHS Awards $100 Million to Health Centers for COVID-19 Response
California Secures Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to Support State’s COVID-19 Emergency Response
3/21/2020: Governor Newsom Takes Action to Strengthen California’s Health Care Delivery System to Respond to COVID-19
3/21/2020: Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Fight the COVID-19 Surge
CDPH has issued guidance to support health care providers and laboratories in determining COVID-19 testing prioritization 
3/20/2020: CDPH releases this All Facilities Letter announcing the California COVID-19 Health Care System Mitigation Playbook
3/19/2020: Governor Gavin Newsom Issues Stay at Home Order
3/19/2020: DHCS Releases COVID-19 Guidance for Telehealth and Virtual/Telephonic Communications
3/19/2020: Governor Newsom Requests Federal Assistance to Support California’s Efforts to Prepare for COVID-19 Surge
Governor Newsom Authorizes $150 Million in Funding to Protect Homeless Californians from COVID-19
3/18/2020: HRSA Announces Health Center COVID-19 Information Collection Effort3/17/2020: Governor Newsom Signs Emergency Legislation to Fight COVID-19
3/17/2020: OCR Announces Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications
3/17/2020: Treasurer Fiona Ma Offers Resources to Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19
3/17/2020: President Trump Expands Telehealth Benefits for Medicare Beneficiaries During COVID-19 Outbreak
3/16/2020: CCHP New Fact Sheet- Telehealth Coverage Policies in the Time of COVID-19 to Date
3/16/2020: Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Protect Renters and Homeowners During COVID-19 Pandemic
3/16/2020: DHCS Submits Section 1135 Waiver Flexibilities Related to COVID-19
3/16/2020: ADA Recommends Dentists Postpone Elective Procedures
3/16/2020: State Health & Emergency Officials Release Guidance to Prevent the Transmission of COVID-19 in Food and Beverage Venues
3/15/2020: CDA Urges California Dentists to Voluntarily Suspend Non-Urgent Dental Care

On-Demand COVID-19 Webinars

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"We're Open" Digital Toolkit for CPCA Members:

CPCA has created a “We’re Open” campaign toolkit to assist CPCA member health centers in communicating with patients and the general public through social media, online presence, email and text messaging outreach, and print materials.

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