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”

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”