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Posted on 03/16/2020

The City of San Ramon is maintaining close coordination with Contra Costa County Health Services (CCHS) to help inform the public about the latest efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

For the most recent updates, click here.

1/12 Update:

Contra Costa County residents who are 75 years & older can now sign up to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

> Schedule an Appointment Online

> More Information About COVID-19 Vaccines & Distribution Phases




1/8 Update from City Manager Joe Gorton:

Dear San Ramon Community,

This week, the State of California’s Regional Stay-at-Home Order remains in effect in Bay Area counties as Bay Area intensive care unit (ICU) availability is still below 15% in area hospitals.

The State of California is accepting applications for a COVID Relief Grant for small businesses and non-profits that have been impacted by COVID-19, with applications due Wednesday, January 13. 

Distribution of COVID-19 vaccines are ongoing in accordance with a federal and state framework, and winter classes though San Ramon's Parks and Community Services department are now taking place through February.

Below are the latest updates for the San Ramon community.

 

Bay Area ICU Availability Remains Below 15%, State Regional Stay-at-Home Order Still in Effect

The State of California’s Regional Stay at Home Order remains in effect in the Bay Area, as available intensive care unit (ICU) beds remains below the 15% threshold. Bay Area ICU availability is 3.0% as of January 8. The order will end once the region’s ICU capacity projected out four weeks is equal to or greater than 15%.

> Learn more about California's Regional Stay at Home Order

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Phases

Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) has published an overview of COVD-19 vaccine distribution phases, in accordance with a federal and state framework. This timing is estimated and subject to change.

Because a limited amount of COVID-19 vaccine is available right now, the vaccine is being made available in phases to different populations based on risk factors. CCHS does not yet have a precise timeline for when the vaccine will be available to groups in different phases/tiers. It will take several months before the vaccines are widely available to the general public. 

The chart below outlines the order in which people will become eligible to get vaccinated based on criteria developed by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

Contra Costa County Vaccine Distribution Phases

 

Learn more about vaccine distribution phases, read vaccine FAQ and more at the links below.

> View Contra Costa Vaccine Information

> View Contra Costa Vaccine Distribution Phases 

> View Contra Costa Vaccine Information for Healthcare Workers

> Read Contra Costa County Vaccine FAQ

> Contra Costa County COVID-19 Ethical and Equitable Vaccine Allocations Committee


Applications for CA COVID Relief Grant for Small Businesses and Non-Profits due Jan 13

The State of California has created a $500 million COVID Relief Grant for small businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 and by health and safety restrictions. Funds may be awarded in amounts of $5,000 to $25,000 to underserved micro- and small businesses, and non-profits in the state. The deadline for the first round of applications is Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

> Learn More and Apply

> For assistance applying for this grant or other sources of business assistance, local businesses can learn more about and apply for the free San Ramon Business Assistance Program


Register Today for Winter Recreation Programs

Winter recreation classes and activities continue throughout January and February! Most programs are online, and range from theater, dance, and public speaking to cooking, STEM, chess, and fitness classes. Options are available for preschool, youth, teens, adults and adults 55+.

> Learn More and Register for Winter Programs

 

Community Resources for San Ramon

The following information and resources are available at the City of San Ramon’s website, and are updated regularly:

 

Ways to Stay Informed

Website: www.sanramon.ca.gov/covid-19

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, NextDoor

General Questions: (925) 973-2500

General COVID-19 Help Line for San Ramon: (925) 570-1186

Senior Hotline (English): (925) 973-3250

Senior Voicemail Line (Mandarin): (925) 973-3277

Contra Costa County Help Line: 2-1-1

Email: info@sanramon.ca.gov

As we enter a new year, I remain confident in this community's strength and care for one another. Thank you once again!

Joe Gorton
San Ramon City Manager




12/17 Update from City Manager Joe Gorton:

Dear San Ramon Community,

This week, the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines arrived in the Bay Area, and will be distributed in accordance with a federal and state framework. In addition, the State of California’s Regional Stay-at-Home Order was triggered in all Bay Area counties as Bay Area intensive care unit (ICU) availability fell below 15% in area hospitals, including Contra Costa County. The City of San Ramon has several ongoing activities for families this holiday season, and winter classes are now taking place through February.

Below are the latest updates for the San Ramon community.

 

Bay Area ICU Availability Falls Below 15%, Triggering State Regional Stay-at-Home Order

Yesterday, the State of California’s Regional Stay at Home Order was triggered in the Bay Area, as available intensive care unit (ICU) beds fell below the 15% threshold. Only 12.9% of ICU beds in Bay Area hospitals were available on Tuesday afternoon, according to the California Department of Public Health. In Contra Costa, 13% of ICU beds were available.

Contra Costa and five other Bay Area jurisdictions used local health orders to enact all the features of the State order last week, before local hospitals were critically impacted, in hopes of reducing transmission and loss of life due to surging COVID-19 infections in the region. While the State order will add additional restrictions to business and community activities in some other parts of the Bay Area, Contra Costa County will experience no additional closures because of it.

The State order takes effect in the Bay Area, including Contra Costa County, at 11:59 p.m. today (Thursday, December 17). At that time, Contra Costa will lift its local order because it will become redundant. Once triggered, the State's Regional Stay-at-Home Order lasts a minimum of three weeks.

Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) urges everyone who lives or works in the county to follow the health advice to keep themselves and their loved ones safe during the holiday season.