Friends, As the days continue to blur together, I want to make sure that we are all staying connected and that I am sharing information as it becomes available. Good things are happening in our community and I am grateful for the modern technology that allows me to broadcast it to you without risking our health and safety. Below, you can find more detailed information and links to resources related to these topics:
Extended Yolo County Shelter In Place Order
Yolo County COVID-19 Dashboard
Yolo COVID-19 Relief Fund
As always, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay home and stay well!
In Shared Service, Don
Shelter In Place Order Extended
Yolo County has extended the countywide health order for residents to shelter in place through May 1. This extension is in line with recent federal directives and local school closure extensions. According to Yolo County Health Officer, Dr. Ron Chapman, we are still early in this COVID-19 crisis. Public health measures often take time to fully impact the spread of viruses and based on the increasing number of cases in Yolo County and the surrounding counties, an extension of the order is appropriate and necessary. View the press release here.
To assist in informing the public regarding local COVID-19 cases, Yolo County has launched a new online dashboard, which displays data regarding confirmed cases in Yolo County by city/area, age range, gender, and more. The data will be updated daily at 5:00 p.m. and only shows laboratory confirmed cases, which represent a small portion of the total cases in Yolo County since the ability of labs to do testing is extremely limited. View the Yolo County COVID-19 Dashboard here.
COVID-19 Relief Fund
Yolo County and the Yolo Community Foundation (YCF) have partnered to create a Yolo COVID-19 Relief Fund to assist local nonprofit organizations and ensure that they will be capable of continuing to provide critical services throughout the County during the COVID-19 crisis. The Board of Supervisors approved an allocation of $250,000 and unanimously supported the creation of the fund during their March 24th Board meeting. The fund will be guided by a steering committee of strategic and financial partners that will determine how funds will be distributed to organizations in the short- and long-term. If you have questions or are interested in donating, please contact Yolo County Analyst Eric Will at: email@example.com or YCF Executive Director Jessica Hubbard at: Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more about Yolo Community Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund here.
It's not too late to complete your 2020 Census response!
Visit 2020Census.gov and take the census survey today. You do not have to have your invitation to log on and complete the survey. It only takes about 10 minutes. Everyone counts and your responses do matter! Health clinics, fire departments, schools, roads and highways--the census can shape many different aspects of our community. College Students: per the Census Bureau’s residence criteria, in most cases students living away from home at school should be counted at school, even if they are temporarily elsewhere due to the COVID-19 pandemic.