Listos California Emergency Preparedness Campaign
Listos California Emergency Preparedness Campaign is an effort based on an investment of public funds by Governor Gavin Newsom and state lawmakers, to ready our most vulnerable populations for disasters like wildfires, earthquakes and floods, and now public health emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic, before disasters strike. The campaign – which is led by co-chairs Karen Baker and Justin Knighten – is anchored at the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES).
Californians are familiar with the harsh reality of wildfire and other natural disasters, and now the effects of a global pandemic. Far too often, the people and communities hit hardest by these disasters or public health emergencies are those least equipped to survive them.
Throughout 2020, we are helping at least one million Californians get better prepared for disasters and understand how to stay safe during COVID-19 by working with trusted community allies to provide simple tips and tools in languages and cultures that represent the great diversity of California. Through this process, we will build a social movement of self-reliance and community spirit that will make both families and communities more resilient.