State approves Fresno County as location for 250-bed alternate care site

county-seal_600-dpi-32bitFresno County will receive a 250-bed alternate care site to help alleviate strain on local hospitals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This federal medical asset, or “Alternate Care Site”, is set to be installed at the Fresno Convention Center within the coming days.

“We welcome this valuable resource that will help hospitals provide necessary care to COVID-19 patients here in Fresno and throughout our Central Valley region should the need arise,” says Fresno County District 4 Supervisor and Board Chairman, Buddy Mendes. “As this pandemic continues to evolve, we must ensure we have the capacity in place to treat those in need and ease the demands on our emergency systems and hospitals so that they can most effectively treat the most severe cases.” Continue reading “State approves Fresno County as location for 250-bed alternate care site”

Fresno County Department of Social Services Lobby closures effective 4/1/2020 due to COVID-19 health pandemic

county-seal_600-dpi-32bitThe Fresno County Department of Social Services has implemented the following service modifications and public lobby closures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • For questions regarding your Cal Fresh, Medi-Cal or CalWORKs case you can contact the Call Center Monday – Friday 7:30am to 4:30pm at 1-855-832-8082
  • Apply for benefits www.mybenefitscalwin.org
  • Report Child Abuse or Neglect – 24 Hour Hotline 600-8320
  • Report Elder/Dependent Adult Abuse- 24 Hour Hotline 600-3383 or (800) 418-1426

Continue reading “Fresno County Department of Social Services Lobby closures effective 4/1/2020 due to COVID-19 health pandemic”

Fresno County closes parking lots and gates at County of Fresno Parks until further notice

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In order to help protect the health of the entire community and promote social distancing, the County of Fresno Department of Public Works and Planning is closing the parking lots and gates at all County parks until further notice. The restrooms within the parks will remain open during normal operating hours in order to promote health and safety for walk-in park visitors. The parking lot and gate closures will take effect Friday, March 27, 2020 through April 14, 2020. Continue reading “Fresno County closes parking lots and gates at County of Fresno Parks until further notice”

Fresno County’s 2019-20 Secured Property Tax Bill – Second Installment Delinquency Date is Friday, April 10, 2020

Property-Tax1Fresno County reminds all taxpayers that the second installment of the 2019-20 Fresno County Secured Property Tax Bill is due by 5:00 PM on Friday, April 10, 2020

“This is a difficult time in our County and around the world, and I certainly understand and share the public’s concerns about the impacts of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic,” says Fresno County Auditor Controller/Treasurer Tax Collector, Oscar J. Garcia, CPA. “While I cannot legally change the April 10 property tax deadline, I am taking precautions to ensure the public and staff are safe.” Continue reading “Fresno County’s 2019-20 Secured Property Tax Bill – Second Installment Delinquency Date is Friday, April 10, 2020”

Fresno County response to City of Fresno’s Shelter in Place Order

Fresno County is aware of the City of Fresno’s action today to issue a “shelter in place” order for city residents and businesses. The County of Fresno is not implementing similar measures for County residents and rather encourages the community to continue being vigilant in their efforts to practice social distancing, effective hygiene, and minimize public contact in line with current CDC and State guidance. Continue reading “Fresno County response to City of Fresno’s Shelter in Place Order”