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The 6th annual Brain Health to Beat Stroke 5K will be a virtual experience this year. The event is dedicated to Ruby Long and Alva Louise Garibaldi.
Register at Healings In Motion, walk, run or roll any time between October 1 and October 24, submit your videos and join the virtual event and awards presentations on Saturday, October 24, 2020.
San Joaquin County Public Health Services’ Child Passenger Safety Program is once again offering in-person car seat fitting to help with the installation of your child’s car seat. Learn whether it's time for a change.
Car seat check-ups take place on Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 420 South Wilson Way, Stockton, by appointment only. COVID-19 safety precautions will be followed. Call 209-468-8914 to schedule an appointment with a certified technician.
Stockton Host Lions Club will host its annual Lions Fall Classic Golf Tournament on Monday, October 26, 2020. Oakmoore Golf Course, 3737 North Wilson Way, Stockton, will serve as the venue for this fabulous event that benefits Community Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired and other Stockton Host Lions Club charities.
The day will begin with registration and brunch at 9:00 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 10:00 a.m. Raffle and awards on the course will commence at 3:00 p.m. Tournament player entry costs $120.00 and includes golf, cart and lunch. Sponsor opportunities range from $100.00 to $2,500.00.
Contact Lion Ron Cutler to sponsor the event, obtain additional information or register.
Counties will be given a designation of "purple," "red," "orange," or "yellow" that will determine what types of businesses and activities are allowed in each county. The color will determine how businesses can operate in each county. The new plan is detailed at https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy, where you can also look up business types and activities by county. Each county will be assigned its tier every Tuesday, and a county must remain in a tier for a minimum of 21 consecutive days before moving to the next one. To move forward, a county must meet the next tier's criteria for 14 consecutive days. The rates are an average over the previous seven days and there are two metrics that must be met.
San Joaquin County has been placed in the Purple tier. The State categorizes this risk level as "widespread" with more than seven daily new cases per 100,000 residents, or test positivity greater than 8%. Presently the County’s new case rate is 16.9 per 100K per day. The earliest the County could move into the Red Tier would be September 22. A county can move backwards by failing to meet the criteria for two consecutive weeks, or if state officials see a rapid rise in hospitalizations.
At this time, the San Joaquin County Order has not been changed. Under the new State Blueprint, the following types of businesses must remain closed in San Joaquin County:
San Joaquin County officials are currently reviewing the Blueprint provided by the State and will provide an update next week. The State’s Blueprint will go into effect August 31.
San Joaquin County Public Health Officer Dr. Maggie Park says, “Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, preparing for and responding to wildfires will have to be different this year. It is vital to know how wildfire smoke will affect you and your loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic and what you can do to protect yourselves.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offer the following guidelines:
Take actions to protect yourself from wildfire smoke during the COVID-19 pandemic.
o Note: Keep in mind that while social distancing guidelines are in place, finding cleaner air might be harder if public facilities such as libraries, community centers, and shopping malls are closed or have limited their capacity.
Create a cleaner air space at home to protect yourself from wildfire smoke during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Know the difference between symptoms from smoke exposure and COVID-19.
Know whether you are at risk from wildfire smoke during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Know what to do if you must evacuate.
o Note: Masks that are used to slow the spread of COVID-19 offer little protection against wildfire smoke. They do not catch small, harmful particles in smoke that can harm your health. Although N95 respirators do provide protection from wildfire smoke, they might be in short supply as frontline healthcare workers use them during the pandemic.
Stay informed. Know where to find information about local wildfires, air quality and COVID-19.
The City of Stockton residential Rental/Mortgage Assistance Program is available to households that are at risk of losing their homes due to a reduction in income. Eligible households may receive funding for up to three (3) months of assistance with a maximum grant of $3,600 for renters and $4,800 for homeowners. “The City of Stockton has partnered with El Concilio to offer this program,” shared Economic Development Director Carrie Wright. “They are available to assist households that may qualify with the application process, including helping to determine who meets the eligibility requirements and what documentation is needed to complete the application.”
Beginning Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at noon, applications will be accepted through an online application portal. Applications will be available in multiple languages. Eligible households must meet the following criteria:
Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria will be required to provide the following documentation:
El Concilio will process payments for approved applications. Payments will be made directly to the landlord for renters or to the lender for homeowners. Each check will be sent certified mail and include a letter indicating the reason for payment. This housing security program is made possible through City of Stockton Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) funding.
For more information, please visit www.stocktonca.gov/housing or contact El Concilio directly at (209) 644-2600 or HRAP@elconcilio.org.