The DeSaulnier Digest: Last Week's Town Hall and Coronavirus Updates

July 13, 2020
DeSaulnier Digest

Last week, I hosted a town hall with a panel of experts from UC Berkeley on racial justice and strengthening our communities. If you missed the event or want to hear it again, click the graphic below or click here to listen to the recording.

Sincerely,
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Mark DeSaulnier
Member of Congress

AT A GLANCE

In this week’s Digest, you will find information on:

  • Extension of the Paycheck Protection Program;
  • News coverage of our town hall; and
  • Updated county guidance on face coverings.

POSTS OF THE WEEK

IN THE NEWS

It was wonderful to host my first telephone town hall back and engage with so many constituents about working toward racial justice and equality. Click the graphic below for KCBS Radio’s coverage of the event.

COUNTY HEALTH UPDATE

On July 11, Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) issued an update to its social distancing health order to temporarily tighten requirements due to a rise in positive coronavirus tests. According to the new health order, indoor worship services are temporarily prohibited. In outdoor dining settings, both staff and customers must now wear face coverings at all times, except when putting food or drink in the mouth.

Additionally, CCHS recently issued an order that “specifies that face coverings should be worn in businesses and in areas where people wait in line to enter businesses, and that everyone should wear a mask or face covering whenever they are within six feet of another person who is not a member of their household, except in very limited, industry-specific situations.”

The order also requires businesses ensure workers wear face coverings and not allow entry to anyone not wearing a face covering. To view the latest press release, click here.