With 70% of the California counties reporting, not enough outstanding votes remain to recall the sitting Governor, therefor solidifying that Gavin Newson has survived the 2021 Recall Election.
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.”