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”

State approves Fresno County request to advance further into Stage 2 of reopening

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~Approval will allow for reopening of dine-in restaurants with safety precautions in place~

The State of California has approved Fresno County’s request to advance further into Stage 2 of reopening in accordance with the State’s Resilience Roadmap. Approval of the variance to the State’s Stay-at-Home order, paves the way for the safe reopening of dine-in restaurants in Fresno County, which have been closed since the protective order was implemented in March. Continue reading “State approves Fresno County request to advance further into Stage 2 of reopening”

Fresno County Public Library to Expand Service to the Public Beginning May 18

fcplThe Fresno County Public Library (FCPL) will reopen and provide limited services at most of its branches beginning Monday, May 18, 2020. Services will include the ability to place holds by phone, checkout material and obtain printouts via mobile printing options.

The exact details for the delivery of these services will vary from branch to branch depending on factors such as the design of the building and the availability of staff.  FCPL will be serving the public, but in a limited capacity out of an abundance of caution for all members of the community. At this time, only library staff may enter the buildings. Patrons may still reserve books and other library materials and staff will have it ready to pick up at a designated time and place outside of the branches.  If printed copies are needed, the same arrangement can be made via mobile printing options. Continue reading “Fresno County Public Library to Expand Service to the Public Beginning May 18”