As schools across Contra Costa begin the process of returning to in-person learning, we hosted a town hall to discuss how we can support students in this transition and address the effects coronavirus has had on education and students' mental and emotional wellbeing.
If you missed this important and timely conversation, I hope you will tune in to the recording of the event below.
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Contra Costa Expands Vaccine Eligibility
Last week, Contra Costa County announced that all individuals 16 years and older who live or work in the County are now eligible to request an appointment to receive the coronavirus vaccine. Appointments are available only through Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) by registering online at cchealth.org/coronavirus or by calling 1-833-VAX-COCO (1-833-829-2626). Appointments cannot be booked using the state’s My Turn portal until the state announces vaccine eligibility to this age category.
Please be advised that CCHS anticipates a sharp rise in requests, and long delays on the appointment request phone line are likely, so people are encouraged to save time by using the online request form.
State of the Pandemic in California and Across the Country
Though California continues to make tremendous vaccination progress, it is critical that we remain vigilant as cases across the country rise and the threat of variants remain. Please continue to follow all CDC guidance, including wearing masks, avoiding congregate gatherings, and washing your hands. Please see below for current state of the pandemic in California.
PRESIDENT BIDEN UNVEILS AMERICAN JOBS PLAN
Last week, President Biden unveiled his $2 trillion infrastructure package, known as the American Jobs Plan, with the goal of delivering a “once-in-a-generation investment” in the United States. The plan would launch 20,000 miles of rebuilt roads, eliminate lead pipes, create millions of jobs, accelerate the fight against climate change by shifting to new, cleaner energy sources, and promote racial equality in the economy. It would also improve wages, internet services, drinking water, and commute times. As a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Congressman DeSaulnier strongly supports the goals of the American Jobs Plan and the opportunity it provides to advance the Bay Area’s priorities.
The U.S. Capitol community is in mourning over the loss of Officer Billy Evans after Friday's attack on Capitol Police. Congressman DeSaulnier joined KTVU's Cristina Rendon to share thoughts on the attacks on the heroes who protect us. Click the photo below or click here to watch the interview.