Fresno County Board of Supervisors approves grant program to help local small business impacted by COVID-19 shutdowns

The Fresno County Board of Supervisors has approved a small business grant program aimed to help local businesses recover as the economy begins reopening from the Coronavirus shutdown. The $5 million-dollar grant program, to be funded by federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act legislation, is open to any Fresno County business with 10 or fewer full-time employees that has not yet received grants or loans to address their losses and needs. Continue reading “Fresno County Board of Supervisors approves grant program to help local small business impacted by COVID-19 shutdowns”

County of Fresno Parks and Campgrounds reopen to the public

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Effective today, all County of Fresno parks and campgrounds are open to the public. To protect the health and safety of the entire community and promote social distancing, parks and campgrounds will operate at approximately 50% capacity.

The public is asked to limit group gatherings to 10 people or less and wear face masks whenever social distancing cannot be maintained. Play structures and group picnic shelters within the parks and campgrounds will remain closed until further notice. Continue reading “County of Fresno Parks and Campgrounds reopen to the public”

Executive Order offers property tax penalty relief for Fresno County taxpayers impacted by COVID-19

Property-Tax1Fresno County Auditor-Controller/Treasurer-Tax Collector, Oscar J. Garcia, CPA is grateful to California Governor, Gavin Newsom for signing Executive Order N-61-20 on May 6, 2020. The Executive Order grants County Tax Collectors the ability to cancel penalties, costs, and interest for taxes not timely paid on certain properties that were not delinquent prior to March 4, 2020. Garcia, along with other County Tax Collectors, had been lobbying the Governor to grant them this authority to offer some relief to taxpayers in their counties affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading “Executive Order offers property tax penalty relief for Fresno County taxpayers impacted by COVID-19”

Fresno County announces new COVID-19 testing site at Sanger Community Center

~Site is part of a partnership between California and OptumServe~

The County of Fresno has joined with the City of Sanger to announce a new COVID-19 testing site located at the Sanger Community Center. The testing site is the second such location launched in Fresno County this week as part of the state’s efforts to add more than 80 community testing sites across the state focused on underserved communities. Continue reading “Fresno County announces new COVID-19 testing site at Sanger Community Center”

Fresno County issues statement regarding statewide stay-at-home order

county-seal_600-dpi-32bitThe County of Fresno continues to respond to the threat of COVID-19, working in close collaboration with the State of California and the Fresno County Department of Public Health to ensure appropriate measures are in place to help keep our community and region safe.

At the recommendation of the Governor and State health officials, Fresno County continues to adhere to the statewide stay-at-home order, which advises all Californians to maintain adequate physical distancing and hygiene practices, avoid non-essential outings and public gatherings, and offers guidance for the safe operation of essential businesses. Continue reading “Fresno County issues statement regarding statewide stay-at-home order”

Fresno County Increases COVID-19 Testing with New Community Testing Site at Fresno City College

Site is part of a partnership between California and OptumServe ~ 

Following Governor Gavin Newsom’s recent announcement to add more than 80 community testing sites across the state focused on underserved communities, Fresno County will launch a testing site at Fresno City College. This new site is one of 80 testing sites powered through a partnership with OptumServe, the federal government health services business of Optum, a leading health services innovation company. Continue reading “Fresno County Increases COVID-19 Testing with New Community Testing Site at Fresno City College”

Fresno County Dept of Public Health hosts COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall

On Friday, April 24, 2020, the Fresno County Department of Public Health and Fresno County Interim Health Officer, Dr. Rais Vorha, hosted a virtual Town Hall meeting for the public and local media to provide updates and information on the impact and response to COVID-19 in Fresno County and surrounding areas. The meeting was broadcast live on Zoom and Facebook. Continue reading “Fresno County Dept of Public Health hosts COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall”

Fresno County and Fresno State introduce public health laboratory for COVID-19 testing analysis

The County of Fresno and Fresno State announced today a partnership to help conduct much-needed laboratory analysis for COVID-19. The County and University have teamed up to deploy a temporary public health laboratory that will enhance local capacity for COVID-19 testing analysis. Continue reading “Fresno County and Fresno State introduce public health laboratory for COVID-19 testing analysis”

State delivers 250-bed alternate care site for Fresno County and surrounding region

The State and Federal government have provided Fresno County with a 250-bed alternate care site to help alleviate strain on local hospitals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The site, established at the Fresno Convention Center, includes beds, medical equipment, and personal protective equipment for staff and patients and is intended to decompress hospitals by receiving and treating low-acuity non-COVID-19 cases referred to the site from hospitals impacted by COVID-19 positive patients. Continue reading “State delivers 250-bed alternate care site for Fresno County and surrounding region”