Medically Trained Personnel Needed During COVID-19 Pandemic in Fresno County

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To help support ongoing COVID-19 response efforts, Fresno County is seeking registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses (LVNs), certified nurse assistants, and other medically trained personnel to help meet potential staffing needs at local hospitals, skilled nursing care facilities, and/or alternate care sites. Continue reading “Medically Trained Personnel Needed During COVID-19 Pandemic in Fresno County”

Fresno County Dept of Agriculture N95 respirator distribution events

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The County of Fresno Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the California Department of Food and Agriculture, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, the California Office of Emergency Services, the Governor’s Office, and the agricultural industry will host two distribution events providing N95 respirators at no charge to protect essential agricultural workers. Continue reading “Fresno County Dept of Agriculture N95 respirator distribution events”

Fresno County announces new COVID-19 testing site at West Fresno Regional Center

Site is third location in the County in partnership with California and OptumServe

Today the County of Fresno announced a new COVID-19 testing site located at the West Fresno Regional Center. The testing site is the third such location launched in Fresno County as part of California’s efforts to increase statewide testing with a focus on underserved communities. Continue reading “Fresno County announces new COVID-19 testing site at West Fresno Regional Center”

Board of Supervisors, Fresno County EDC announce award of HUB Grant funds to local small businesses

The Fresno County Board of Supervisors and Fresno County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) joined today to announce the award of grant funds to 1,000 Fresno County small businesses impacted by COVID-19 shutdowns. The awards are thanks to the $5 million-dollar “Helping Underserved Businesses (HUB)” grant program, recently launched by Fresno County and EDC to assist local small businesses with expenses as they begin their reopening and recovery. Continue reading “Board of Supervisors, Fresno County EDC announce award of HUB Grant funds to local small businesses”

Television production brings “Karma” to Fresno County

Shaver Lake region hosts 1st season of new outdoor adventure competition series

On Thursday, June 18, Karma, a new adventure competition series, will begin airing on HBO Max. This new series, filmed entirely in the Shaver Lake area, takes sixteen contestants, ranging in age from 12-15, completely off the grid, away from parents and the formal comforts of home. Eight teams of two will be tested for mental and physical stamina as they unravel how the lessons of their past and the actions of their present impact their future in the game. Continue reading “Television production brings “Karma” to Fresno County”

Registration now open for, “Everything you need to know about Running for Office”

electionsATTENTION POTENTIAL PUBLIC OFFICE CANDIDATES! Are you interested in learning about running for office in Fresno County? Mark your calendar for Wednesday, July 8, 2020 and plan to learn valuable information related to the November 2020 election. Continue reading “Registration now open for, “Everything you need to know about Running for Office””

17th Annual Fresno County Fruit Trail

Fruit Trail Stands and Farmers Markets remain open as essential businesses

The 2020 Fresno County Fruit Trail is now underway. While COVID-19 has required some adjustments, Fresno County Agriculture is essential and Fruit Trail Stands and Stores are open and employing healthy market practices allowing customers to buy fresh picked produce direct from the farm. Currently visitors can enjoy strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, cherries, apricots, peaches, nectarines and much more. Continue reading “17th Annual Fresno County Fruit Trail”

Fresno County COVID-19 Contact Tracing

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The Fresno County Department of Public Health (FCDPH) would like to inform the public that the department is currently expanding contact tracing in Fresno County. In the coming days, the public may be contacted by a contact tracer via phone or text if they have been identified as a “close contact” of a positive COVID-19 case. A close contact is anyone who has been in close physical contact with an individual that has tested positive for COVID-19. Continue reading “Fresno County COVID-19 Contact Tracing”

Fresno County among counties approved by the State for reopening of barbershops and hair salons

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The State of California has announced that Fresno County is among the Counties approved to allow for the modified reopening of barbershops and hair salons as the County moves further into Stage 2 of COVID-19 recovery. Those businesses looking to reopen will do so with appropriate measures in place to protect the health and safety of employees and customers in a continued effort to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Continue reading “Fresno County among counties approved by the State for reopening of barbershops and hair salons”

Fresno County Department of Social Services (DSS) Benefits reminder

DSSPASSThe Fresno County Department of Social Services (DSS) would like to remind the community that if you are in receipt of unemployment benefits you may still be eligible to CalWORKs, CalFresh and/or Medi-Cal, though those benefits will be used to help determine your eligibility. Additionally, CalWORKs applicants may be eligible for the Diversion program. For more information on this program, ask your Eligibility Worker during your interview as this may help assist you in solving a current need or an emergency situation and/or to obtain or maintain employment without long-term assistance. Continue reading “Fresno County Department of Social Services (DSS) Benefits reminder”