D4 Community Connects - Consumer and Environmental Protection Agency

Dec. 10 - 

Thank you for joining us for our 26th installment of the D4 Community Connects neighborhood leaders call. 

The County is home to 40 departments that provide programs and services that help our communities across a wide spectrum of need. Today’s guest is from our Consumer & Environmental Protection Agency, a critical service the County offers to our 1.9 million residents.  

The mission of the Consumer & Environmental Protection Agency is to prevent, preserve, and improve environmental factors affecting the health and safety of the environment and the community. Departments and divisions under CEPA include Agriculture, Animal Services, Clean Water, Food Safety, Consumer Protection, Recycling & Waste Reduction, Green Initiatives, Solid Waste, Vector Control, Weed Abatement, and Weights & Measures.  

Here is the presentation given: 

Consumer and Environmental Protection Agency Community Connects

Update Portion of the Call:

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  • STATE'S NEW REGIONAL STAY AT HOME ORDER: Last week, Governor Newsom announced that all sectors other than retail and essential operations would be closed in regions of the State where fewer than 15 percent of ICU beds are available under a new Regional Stay Home Order. At this time three of the state’s regions have now met that criteria.  Although health officials throughout the Bay Area stated they were glad to see the State take action in light of the rapidly escalating surge in hospitalizations statewide, many believe even more aggressive action is necessary in the Bay Area to slow the surge and prevent our local hospitals from being overwhelmed. Rather than waiting until Intensive Care Unit (ICU) bed availability reached the 15% threshold (which was surpassed this week) and delaying closures that were seen as inevitable, the Health Officers for 5 of the Bay Area Counties jointly announced early implementation of the State’s Regional Stay Home Order last weekThe new restrictions will remain in place until at least January 4, 2021. With the implementation of the new State Order, the Health Officer will be adjusting the capacity restrictions on retail and other spaces open to the public to align with the capacity restrictions under the State’s Regional Stay at Home Order, which caps capacity in retail environments at 20%. All other restrictions announced by Santa Clara County last week remain in effect, including the mandatory 14-day quarantine for travelers who are coming from a point of origin greater than 150 miles from the county’s borders. A key priority in adoption of this order was to assure consistency with the state order and across the Bay Area region.  Read more about it here: https://covid19.sccgov.org/news-releases/pr-12-04-2020-health-officers-implement-new-regional-stay-at-home-order

 

For any additional questions, please reach out to Basil Saleh and we will follow-up with responses in a timely fashion.    

​Save the Date: 

Our next installment of the D4 Community Connects call takes place on Jan. 14
, featuring a special guest from the Office of Aging and Adult Services. Save the date.

 

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