December 03, 2020
Area(s) of Interest: Public Health
California Medical Association President Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D. issued a statement today in response to the governor's announcement on regional stay-at-home orders.
"As COVID-19 rates continue to reach record levels, our health care workers are doing heroic work under increasingly stressful conditions and at increased risk to themselves and their families. We want to thank the governor for continuing to make hard policy choices based on science and thank all Californians for making necessary sacrifices during these difficult times to keep each other safe, and to protect those that are working overtime to protect the health and well-being of others. We are all tired after nine months of this pandemic, and there is reason to be optimistic about what the year ahead will bring. But we are not there yet. The worst of this pandemic may be yet to come, but with the continued compliance and compassion for our fellow Californians, we can flatten the curve and get through this together.”