County Announces Vaccination Eligibility Changes
On February 18, 2021, Contra Costa Health Services announced a change to its COVID-19 vaccine eligibility policy to extend eligibility to residents who work in education, childcare, and the food and agriculture industries. The change brings those essential workers into Phase 1B of the state’s vaccination plan.
Residents in those groups, as well as those 65 and older, can sign up to access state and federal sites through myturn.ca.gov or by calling 1-833-422-4255.
More information on the county’s COVID-19 response can be found at www.cchealth.org/coronavirus.
County Library Launches Wi-Fi Hotspot Lending
As a means of helping students and workers struggling with the challenge of remote work or distance learning, the Contra Costa County Library is offering Wi-Fi hotspots for checkout. The hotspots would allow users to connect up to 10 of their devices to the internet for use for work or school.
Patrons must have a valid library card in order to check out a hotspot. The lending period is 21 days, and hotspots can be renewed as long as there is no waitlist.
To check out a hotspot, go to ccclib.org or contact staff at any community library.