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As Chair of the Senate Select Committee on California-Mexico Cooperation, I want to make you aware of a joint hearing that I am hosting with the Special Committee on Pandemic Emergency Response next Tuesday, June 30 at 10 a.m. The informational hearing, titled "The Impact of COVID-19 in California's Border Region," will focus on public health, impacts on non-profits, and the efforts and needs of local governments along the border.
The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened the strain on our hospitals, local governments, and drastically impacted economies on both sides of the border. In nearby communities, rates of infection and hospitalization have rapidly increased and hospitals have been overwhelmed. This has resulted in the transferring of COVID-19 patients to other hospitals in the region and across the state.
To that end, we want to ensure that California is doing everything in its power to protect the health and safety of border residents as well as the rest of the state. This hearing will provide the committee members with a deeper understanding of how the state is communicating with partners in Mexico, what efforts have been undertaken to coordinate with and support those partners, and to provide information as to how the state plans to address COVID-19 in California's border region.
The hearing will be livestreamed at www.senate.ca.gov.
If you have any questions or wish to submit public comment, please contact my staff via phone at (916) 651-4040 or email.
Senator, 40th District
Chair, Senate Select Committee on California-Mexico Cooperation