After much consideration, CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates has decided to can cancel its upcoming Day at the Capitol event scheduled in Sacramento on April 22, 2020.
We’ve made this decision after much consideration and with an abundance of caution and with the utmost concern for the health of our communities.
The World Health Organization has characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic, elevating its assessment of the virus based on the speed and scale of transmission. We know that limiting contact and exposure, including at events and mass gatherings, is one way to impact transmission – which did play a role in our decision-making. In addition, Governor Newsom released guidance indicating that mass gatherings of more than 250 people should be postponed or canceled.
The health of our CHC staff, supporters, and advocates is vitally important to the overall health of our communities and we must do whatever we can to flatten the curve and decrease the impact on our healthcare system where we can.
Please know that our legislative and budget work will continue to move forward, and we encourage you to continue your advocacy work when and where possible – letters, emails, calls, and in-district meetings with legislative offices, as well as social media posts. With the Legislature in session through end of August, Advocates will continue to monitor the environment to determine if an alternative lobby day is feasible later in the year. We will continue to coordinate efforts through our ongoing communication channels as well.
Contact Kelley Aldrich at Kelley@Healthplusadvocates.org.