Governor Newsom launches campaign for older Californians during COVID-19 pandemic

Posted at 5:22 PM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 20:22:52-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Newsom today announced the "Stay Home. Save Lives. Check In." campaign to remind Californians to check in on vulnerable neighbors. In coordination with non-profit local 211 systems, California also launches a hotline to help answer questions the community may have.

During the stay at home order, the most vulnerable members of the community are Californians 65 and older.

“The most important way for older Californians to stay safe is to stay at home,” said Newsom. “No older Californian should be forced to go outside to get groceries or their medication. It’s on all of us across the state to check in on the older adults in our lives – our friends, family and neighbors – to help them during this outbreak. Each and every one of us must reach out in a safe way to make sure our older neighbors have someone to talk to and have enough food to eat during these difficult times.”

Newsom also announced the creation of a statewide hotline so the community has a resource to answer all their questions and get assistance during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The hotline: 833-544-2374

California Volunteers has launched their Neighbor-to-Neighbor campaign with the goal of getting members of the community to support California'as most vulnerable residents.