California Policy Actions for Pandemic Preparation, Response, and Recovery

Author(s): Kleeman, Michael; Aguilar-Gaxiola, Sergio; Alvelo Maurosa, Jesus G.; Brown, Arleen; Carpiano, Richard M.; Kurilla, Michael

Release Date: August 1, 2022 | Last Updated Date: May 15, 2022


In 2021, CCST’s COVID-19 Steering Committee of experts along with CCST staff met with California policymakers, researchers, and practitioners from across CCST’s expert network to understand the challenges faced in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Drawing on their diverse expertise and experiences, the Committee developed 34 recommendations for policymakers to consider as a start to addressing some of these challenges. Implementing these actions would improve California’s resilience to the current COVID-19 pandemic and to looming future pandemics.

Though this White Paper did not undergo the full review process of a traditional CCST study, the document represents working recommendations of the CCST COVID-19 Committee that were subject to outside review.