Free Food Distribution Friday, July 30

St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa is offering a Free Food Distribution on Friday, July 30th to all those in need. The event will take place from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm or until supplies last, at the Pentecostals of the Bay Area located at 310 Central Avenue in Pittsburg. This event is inContinue reading “Free Food Distribution Friday, July 30”

Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma, and the City of Berkeley Recommend Masking Indoors for Everyone as a Precaution Against Increased Circulation of COVID-19

As of July 14, Contra Costa’s reported new cases are averaging 93 per day and the daily case rate is now 5.7 per 100,000 and rising. With cases of COVID-19 rising locally and increased circulation of the highly transmissible Delta variant, the Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma, and theContinue reading “Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma, and the City of Berkeley Recommend Masking Indoors for Everyone as a Precaution Against Increased Circulation of COVID-19”

Rental Assistance Program Workshops

Renters and landlords have enough things to worry about. Past due rent shouldn’t be one of them. If you’re an income eligible renter who has experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19 and have past due rent, or you’re a landlord who has experienced a loss in income because of unpaid rent, you may beContinue reading “Rental Assistance Program Workshops”

Pacific Gas and Electric: Customers May Qualify for Several Different Financial Assistance Programs

The anticipated end-date for PG&E’s moratorium on non-payment shutoffs is June 30th. This does not mean shutoffs will happen July 1st, but the clock does restart. PG&E is prepared to help customers with arrearages, but the customer must initiate the contact. Customers who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can now find newContinue reading “Pacific Gas and Electric: Customers May Qualify for Several Different Financial Assistance Programs”

Prevent Outages Tonight… Conserve Energy

The California ISO issued a Flex Alert for June 17th from 5 to 10 p.m., encouraging consumers to reduce their energy use to help relieve stress on the grid. Go to FlexAlert.org for conservation measures. The state’s grid operator, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), has issued a notice that outages may occur TODAY if the demand for electricity exceeds supply.Continue reading “Prevent Outages Tonight… Conserve Energy”

Contra Costa Offers Required School Immunization at its COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

COVID-19 vaccination clinics operated by Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) on school campuses this summer will now also provide no-cost immunizations for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap) upon request. Tdap is a required immunization for students entering the seventh grade in California, and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) also recommends a TdapContinue reading “Contra Costa Offers Required School Immunization at its COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics”

Vax for the Win: California’s New Vaccine Incentive Program

Governor Newsom announced a new multi-faceted vaccine incentive program, Vax for the Win, designed to motivate Californians to get vaccinated. All Californians aged 12+ who are at least partially vaccinated are automatically eligible for the cash prize drawings taking place in June. Thirty winners in total will be selected for the “$50,000 Fridays” cash prizeContinue reading “Vax for the Win: California’s New Vaccine Incentive Program”

Bay Area Health Officers Support California Face Masking Guidance

The Association of Bay Area Health Officials, representing 12 Bay Area Health Officers and their Local Health Jurisdictions, strongly supports the California Department of Public Health’s strategy to continue with current masking guidance until June 15, when the State will align with the CDC’s updated masking guidance. The CDC’s updated masking guidance is grounded inContinue reading “Bay Area Health Officers Support California Face Masking Guidance”

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics to Open at Contra Costa County Schools

Residents 12 & Older Should Not Wait to Get Vaccinated Public school campuses across Contra Costa County will host free clinics beginning next week to ensure that every student who is 12 or older has access to safe, effective COVID-19 vaccine. Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) and Kaiser Permanente, in partnership with the Contra CostaContinue reading “COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics to Open at Contra Costa County Schools”