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Senator Melissa Hurtado Issues the Following Statement on the Fresno County Stage 2 Variance Request

May 18, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, State Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) issued the following statement on the Fresno County Stage 2 Variance Request:  

As a representative for the southern Central Valley, I’ve experienced firsthand the struggles that rural communities are currently facing due to the pandemic. Local leaders in the communities are grappling with an increase number of unemployment, closure of businesses and limited access to health care services.

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Senator Melissia Hurtado Releases Statement on May Revision

May 15, 2020


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May 14, 2020

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Senator Melissia Hurtado Releases Statement on May Revision



We Are Here to Help!

May 4, 2020

There is still time to be counted! The census has officially been extended so if you have not filled out the questionnaire already, please visit to respond today!

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Senator Melissa Hurtado to Address Doctor Shortage in California

April 28, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA – This year, Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) introduced legislation to address the statewide shortage of minority healthcare providers among the COVID-19 crisis.  SB 1110 will establish the California Medicine Scholars Program (CMS), a three-year pilot program in four regions across the state that creates a pre-medical pathway pipeline program, in partnership with California Community Colleges.  


Covid-19 Update: Additional Community Resources

April 15, 2020

As our state continues to address the current COVID-19 crisis, regular communication is more important than ever. To keep you better informed on important issues and help provide resources we will be sending out weekly newsletter updates. In this newsletter, you will find information related to the food assistance, what to do if you cannot pay rent, resources for mental health, and other important CARES Act updates. If you know of an important issue we should be discussing please contact me or my staff with your ideas.


Newsletter April 2020

April 7, 2020


Medical Supplies: Governor Gavin Newsom launched a website,, to get critical supplies to the front line of California’s fight against the COVID-19 crisis. The website allows individuals and companies to donate, sell or offer to manufacture 13 of the most essential medical supplies.


COVID-19 UPDATE: Community Resources

April 3, 2020

This week, California has provided a wide range of guidelines to assist communities during the COVID-19 Crisis. From expanding services to California’s aging communities to addressing the increase in unemployment rate, my staff and I are dedicated to continue offering additional guidance to the southern Central Valley. Included in this newsletter are some of the latest updates and resources.


COVID-19 Update: Together We Rise, #ValleyStrong

March 26, 2020

All the information flowing around today’s news stream may be, at times, overwhelming. That’s why today, I’d like to offer some resources to help you and your family in how we can best tackle this pandemic together.

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California Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) issued the following statement on COVID-19

March 17, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA – California Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) issued the following statement on COVID-19 and Senate District 14:

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March 12, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA – Numerous cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) disease 2019 have been reported in California, including a Fresno County man who tested positive but is now in recovery. To take action and prepare for COVID-19 the California Department of Public Health recommends: