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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 23, 2020
SOS Press Office
Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order to Make Safe at Home Program Available for Public Health Officials
SACRAMENTO, CA –Governor Gavin Newsom has signed Executive Order N-80-20 making the Secretary of State’s Safe at Home confidential address program available to Local Health Officers and other public health officials. This is due to the threats and harassment health officials have faced in due to their work to protect public health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Public health officials that require Safe at Home address confidentiality services can find information about eligibility, enrollment processes, and other details at: https://SafeatHome.sos.ca.gov. The Safe at Home website will be further updated tomorrow with information about this executive order.
“Our public health officers have all too often faced targeted harassment and stalking,” Secretary of State Alex Padilla. “The Safe at Home program can help provide more peace of mind to the public health officials who have been on the frontlines of California’s COVID-19 response. I applaud Governor Newsom for taking action to afford the public health officials—who look out for the safety of our communities—the protections of the Safe at Home program.”
Safe at Home is an address confidentiality program that provides a substitute mailing address for victims and survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, human trafficking, elder/dependent adult abuse, as well as reproductive health care workers.