A state of emergency is declared in California owing to an outbreak of monkeypox


Gavin Newsom, the governor of California, responds to inquiries from the media on June 9, 2022 in Los Angeles. As the second state in three days to do so, Newsom proclaimed a state of emergency due to monkeypox.

Author: Richard Vogel Gavin Newsom, the governor of California, on Monday proclaimed a state of emergency owing to the ongoing monkeypox outbreak.

The alert was released to assist the state health agency in stepping up its outreach, vaccination, and education activities in response to the virus, Newsom said in a statement. .

“California is working urgently across all levels of government to slow the spread of monkeypox,” said Governor Gavin Newsom. “We are utilizing our robust testing, contact tracing, and community partnerships strengthened during the pandemic to ensure that those most at risk are our focus for vaccines, treatment, and outreach.”

We’ll keep collaborating with the federal government to get more vaccines, spread knowledge about risk reduction, and support the LGBTQ community in its fight against stigma, he added.

Monkeypox outbreak case number one in California was identified on May 25. Currently, there are 825 instances total in the state, compared to 5,811 cases nationwide.

According to Governor Newsom, 25,000 doses of the monkeypox vaccination have been given and received in California to date.