Fresno County Recognizes National Poll Worker Recruitment Day on September 1

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Awareness day established by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission aims to address critical shortage of paid election workers amid COVID-19

Fresno County Office of Elections announced today that they will be participating in National Poll Worker Recruitment Day on September 1 to encourage more people to sign up to become election workers for the November election. Fresno County is looking to recruit an additional 500+ paid workers for the upcoming election. Continue reading “Fresno County Recognizes National Poll Worker Recruitment Day on September 1”

Fresno-Madera Continuum of Care releases 2020 Point-in-Time Homeless Count for the Region

Today, the Fresno-Madera Continuum of Care (FMCoC) joined the County of Fresno, City of Fresno and Fresno Housing Authority to release the 2020 Point-in-Time Count, the annual count of the region’s sheltered and unsheltered homeless individuals and families. At 3,641, this year’s report represents an increase of 45% or 1,133 homeless individuals in comparison to the 2019 count of 2,508. The FMCoC typically releases the count in June; however, the submittal deadline was delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading “Fresno-Madera Continuum of Care releases 2020 Point-in-Time Homeless Count for the Region”

Fresno County, Fresno EOC announce agreements to enhance COVID-19 education and outreach to vulnerable communities

The Fresno County Board of Supervisors joined with the Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (EOC) this week to announce the approval of two contracts aimed to aid the County’s ongoing efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19. The contracts, funded by approximately $5.5 million of CARES Act funding, will provide enhanced education, outreach and case management in vulnerable communities as well as bolster the County’s medical investigation, testing and contact tracing capacity. Continue reading “Fresno County, Fresno EOC announce agreements to enhance COVID-19 education and outreach to vulnerable communities”

Fresno County welcomes State Unified Support Team to discuss COVID-19 response collaboration

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This week representatives of the Fresno County Department of Public Health, Board of Supervisors, City of Fresno, Fresno County Superintendent of Schools, City of Mendota, and numerous Fresno County leaders welcomed officials representing the State’s Unified Support Team, to discuss the ongoing response to COVID-19. Continue reading “Fresno County welcomes State Unified Support Team to discuss COVID-19 response collaboration”

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”

Department of Agriculture distributes N95 masks for farming workforce

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The country and the world depends on Fresno County agriculture, so protecting the health and safety of Fresno County’s agricultural workforce is critical to ensuring that our essential Ag business can continue under any circumstance. As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fresno County Department of Agriculture has made great efforts to keep our local farming communities safe and businesses operating. Continue reading “Department of Agriculture distributes N95 masks for farming workforce”

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

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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”