The Coast COVID 19 Resources/Shelter In Place
Governor Gavin announced the statewide launch of CA Notify, a new digital tool that will help reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Starting Thursday, December 10, Californians can opt in to receive COVID-19 notifications on their mobile phones (Apple or Android phones) informing them if they have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for the virus. CA Notify is a digital tool that protects privacy and security – it does not collect device location to detect exposure and does not share a user’s identity.
When individuals voluntarily activate CA Notify, the tool uses Bluetooth technology to exchange random codes between phones without revealing the user’s identity or location. If a CA Notify user tests positive for COVID-19, they will receive a verification code to plug into the app, if they choose. Any other CA Notify users who have been within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more of the COVID-19 positive individual will get an anonymous notification of possible exposure.
CA Notify will accelerate how quickly people get notified of a possible COVID-19 exposure, giving people the information, they need to make responsible decisions around quarantine and testing. Users who have tested positive for COVID-19 will get a text from the California Department of Public Health at 855-976-8462 with a code which they can enter into CA Notify triggering an alert to phones of people who may have been exposed in the previous 14 days.
Regional Stay At Home Orders 12/3/2020
Thursday, December 3, 2020 California Health Officials Announce a Regional Stay at Home Order Triggered by ICU Capacity
Health officials are tracking the state by five regions: Northern California, Bay Area, Greater Sacramento, San Joaquin Valley and Southern California. Regional Stay at Home Order takes effect Saturday (12/5); affects regions with less than 15 percent ICU availability
Regional Stay at Home Orders will require Californians to stay at home as much as possible, close operations for certain sectors and require 100 percent masking and physical distancing in all others
Schools currently open can remain open and retailers can operate indoors at no more than 20 percent capacity to reduce exposure risk
New order is a modification of the state’s initial Stay at Home Order signed in March and builds on the Blueprint for a Safer Economy
SACRAMENTO – As COVID-19 case rates and hospitalizations continue to rise at an alarming pace and threaten to overwhelm the health care delivery system, California health officials today announced a Regional Stay at Home Order that will be triggered if Intensive Care Unit (ICU) capacity drops below 15 percent in a given region. State health officials are tracking the state by five regions: Northern California, Bay Area, Greater Sacramento, San Joaquin Valley and Southern California. No regions currently meet this threshold but some are projected to within the next week. Residents are required to stay at home as much as possible and minimize mixing to reduce unnecessary exposure, while still being able to do important things like go to the doctor, buy groceries, pick up take out, go on a hike, or worship outdoors. K-12 schools that are already open can remain open and retailers can operate indoors at no more than 20 percent capacity to reduce exposure risk.
The public health order takes effect at 12:59 p.m. on December 5. Thereafter, if a region falls below the 15 percent ICU threshold, it will have 24 hours to implement the Stay at Home Order.
The five regions are:
Northern California: Del Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity
Bay Area: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma
Greater Sacramento: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba
San Joaquin Valley: Calaveras, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, San Benito, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tulare, Tuolumne
Southern California: Imperial, Inyo, Los Angeles, Mono, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura
Regions will remain in the Regional Stay at Home Order status for at least three weeks once triggered. Counties are eligible to come off the Regional Stay at Home Order after three weeks if their hospital ICU capacity projected four weeks out reaches 15 percent. Counties will return to the Blueprint for a Safer Economy tier determined by their case rate and test positivity after they are eligible to exit the Regional Stay at Home Order.
“We are at a tipping point in our fight against the virus and we need to take decisive action now to prevent California’s hospital system from being overwhelmed in the coming weeks,” said Governor Newsom. “By invoking a Stay at Home Order for regions where ICU capacity falls below 15 percent, we can flatten the curve as we’ve done before and reduce stress on our health care system. I’m clear-eyed that this is hard on all of us — especially our small businesses who are struggling to get by. That’s why we leaned in to help our small business owners with new grants and tax relief to help us get through this month. If we stay home as much as possible, and wear masks when we have to go to the doctor, shop for groceries or go for a hike, California can come out of this in a way that saves lives and puts us on a path toward economic recovery.”
“We know what a struggle this pandemic has been for so many California families, but our actions have saved countless lives,” said Dr. Mark Ghaly, California Health and Human Services Secretary. “This targeted action will preserve vital ICU beds for people who need them — whether they’re COVID-19 patients or someone who has suffered a heart attack or a stroke.”
“Staying home for three weeks is a sacrifice, but if every Californian did that for a month, we could stop this disease in its tracks,” said Dr. Erica Pan, Acting State Public Health Officer. “This public health order strikes the balance between saving lives, providing essential services that we all rely on and still allowing Californians to participate in lower-risk outdoor activities that are crucial for our physical and mental health.”
The terms of the Regional Stay at Home Order closely mirror the March order, with some variations.
What does the Regional Stay at Home Order do?
The Regional Stay at Home Order would be in effect for 3 weeks after the trigger and instructs Californians to stay at home as much as possible to limit the mixing with other households that can lead to COVID-19 spread. It allows access to (including travel for) critical services and allows outdoor activities to preserve Californians’ physical and mental health. This limited closure will help stop the surge and prevent overwhelming regional ICU capacity.
In any region that triggers a Regional Stay at Home Order because it drops below 15 percent ICU capacity, all operations in the following sectors must be closed:
Indoor and Outdoor Playgrounds
Indoor Recreational Facilities
Hair Salons and Barbershops
Personal Care Services
Museums, Zoos, and Aquariums
Bars, Breweries and Distilleries
Family Entertainment Centers
Cardrooms and Satellite Wagering
Live Audience Sports
The following sectors will have additional modifications in addition to 100 percent masking and physical distancing:
Outdoor Recreational Facilities: Allow outdoor operation only without any food, drink or alcohol sales. Additionally, overnight stays at campgrounds will not be permitted.
Retail: Allow indoor operation at 20 percent capacity with entrance metering and no eating or drinking in the stores. Additionally, special hours should be instituted for seniors and others with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.
Shopping Centers: Allow indoor operation at 20 percent capacity with entrance metering and no eating or drinking in the stores. Additionally, special hours should be instituted for seniors and others with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.
Hotels and Lodging: Allow to open for critical infrastructure support only.
Restaurants: Allow only for take-out or pick-up.
Offices: Allow remote only except for critical infrastructure sectors where remote working is not possible.
Places of Worship: Allow outdoor services only.
Entertainment Production including Professional Sports: Allow operation without live audiences. Additionally, testing protocol and “bubbles” are highly encouraged.
The Order does not modify existing state guidance regarding K-12 schools.
The following sectors are allowed to remain open when a remote option is not possible with appropriate infectious disease preventative measures including 100 percent masking and physical distancing:
Non-urgent medical and dental care
Child care and pre-K
When does a Regional Stay at Home Order end?
The Regional Stay at Home Order will be implemented regionally once there is less than 15 percent ICU capacity remaining in the designated region. After three weeks from the start of the Stay-at-Home Order, the following criteria would apply:
End for a county in a region if the region’s ICU capacity projected out four weeks (from three weeks since the Stay-at-Home Order started) is above or equal to 15 percent. Each county in the region would be assigned to a tier based on the Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
Remain in effect in a county if the region’s ICU capacity projected out four weeks (from three weeks since the Stay-at-Home Order started) is less than 15 percent. The order would remain in effect until the region’s ICU capacity meets criteria (1) above. This would be assessed on a weekly basis.
Non-Essential Travel Lodging
Except as otherwise required by law, no hotel or lodging entity in California shall accept or honor out of state reservations for non-essential travel, unless the reservation is for at least the minimum time period required for quarantine and the persons identified in the reservation will quarantine in the hotel or lodging entity until after that time period has expired.
Can people go outside?
Members of the same household are encouraged to maintain physical and mental health by safely going to a park, hike, walk or bike ride when safe to do so and socially distanced. Californians are also encouraged to keep connected with loved ones virtually.
The Regional Stay at Home Order can be found HERE
For more information regarding the Governor’s announcement visit: https://covid19.ca.gov/.
COUNTY VACCINE CLINICS RAMPING UP, AD HOC ETHICS COMMITTEE ESTABLISHED Post Date:01/11/2021 9:00 PM details at Mendo County Health
Mendocino County COVID TESTING 7 days a week in Ukiah at Optumserve at the Redwood Empire Fair Grounds at 1055 State Street. Make an appointment at COVID Test Testing is from 7am to 7pm seven days a week
Fort Bragg COVID TESTING is offered Tuesday mornings starting at 9am at the Fort Bragg Veteran’s Hall, 360 Harrison. No appointments, first come first served
Covid-19 Testing Mendocino County Department of Health
COVID-19 Testing to Large and Small Businesses.
Mendo Mobile Testing is a pilot program created to bring COVID-19 testing directly to the employers of Mendocino County. This program is administered by the Greater Ukiah Business and Tourism Alliance, The Mendocino Coast Chamber and The Willits Chamber of Commerce. The primary focus of Mendo Mobile Testing is to provide a comprehensive testing onsite option for businesses, educational uses and non-profits.The mobile testing services will be administered by trained medical professionals through HealthySpace. Additional information on HealthySpace at their website Healthy Space or contact your local Chamber office.
Mendocino County COVID-19 Business Reopening Plans-This website is your guide to achieving compliance for reopening.
Visit Mendocino County has a webpage with useful information for local businesses at Safe Mendocino
Mendocino County Frequently Asked Questions COVID19
Mendocino Coast Chamber and Visitor Center Useful links
City of Fort Bragg COVID 19 Information
The City of Fort Bragg Tenant Based Rental Assistance is open to residents living within the city limits of Fort Bragg with low or moderate income may qualify for some assistance in paying their monthly rent if their household income has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Information and applications can also be requested by calling 961-2823 ext. 106 or by emailing email@example.com. The City’s website has further information go to Rent Help Requests will be responded to in the order they are received.
Fort Bragg’s CV Starr Center will be closed for the rest of 2020, details at CV Starr
City of Fort Bragg Alert Center Webpage
Mendocino Coast COVID-19 Update for the Week of December 14 ,by William Miller, MD, Adventist Health Hospital Chief of Staff and Tabitha Miller, Fort Bragg City Manager January 4
City of Point Arena COVID 19 webpage
City of Ukiah COVID 19
City of Willits
County of Mendocino
Mendocino County Public Health Facebook page
The Community Foundation of Mendocino County Community Foundation
The Great Plates Program has two purposes: To help seniors(65+) and other adults(60-64) at High Risk from COVID-19, (having documented exposure to COVID-19 or underlying health condition) to stay home and stay healthy by delivering three nutritious meals a day. To provide essential economic stimulus to local businesses struggling to stay afloat during the COVID-19 crisis. Restaurants interested in participating and seniors interested in applying for this program can contact Mendocino County Adult & Aging Services at 707-463-7900 or toll free at 1-877-327-1799. Seniors can also apply online at Great Plates
Mendocino County Warm Line is available for individuals needing non-crisis emotional support, Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 6:00 pm at (707) 472-2311
Mendocino County Sheriff Facebook page
Sheriff Facebook Page
Mendocino Coast Emergency Assistance for Seniors and Disabled Residents Facebook Page
WEST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER, is open to help all businesses with free advising services for DIY owners to apply now for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (up to $2million), Employee information and regulations. Apply for a jump start loan (up to $10K). They are advising via voice or video call. The office number is 964-7571 .
State of California Department of Public Health. State of California
Guide to Applying for Unemployment in CA Unemployment
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/
Food Stores in Mendocino County status
Mendocino Coast Clinics COVID 19 webpage
Arts Council of Mendocino County has a page of links for grants to help the arts community at Art Grants
Mendocino Transit Authority reduce bus schedule