Although things are starting to return to normal as of June 15th (see blog post), loosened alcohol sales and consumption laws will remain in effect for the remainder of 2021.
Governor Newsom announced the State of California will make available $42 million to protect foster youth and families impacted by COVID-19. The foster care system has been heavily impacted by COVID-19 due to school closures and social isolation. Specifically, $27.8 million will be provided to help families stay together; nearly $7 million will support overtime and additional outreach by county social workers to foster family caregivers at higher risk of COVID-19; and $3 million will fund Family Resource Centers and provide direct support and services to foster families. Specific uses of the fund can be seen here; in short, the funds will be used to “[prevent] child abuse and neglect, strengthening children and families, and connecting families to an array of county support systems of care.”