Thank you for joining us. Today’s guest is from our Facilities and Fleet (FAF) Department, a critical service the County offers to improve the lives of the people of Santa Clara County by providing a sustainably planned and built environment for County services delivery to our 1.9 million residents.
FAF seeks to deliver first-rate facilities and fleet services through resourceful and transparent collaboration by creating a culture that is inclusive, innovative and respectful.
The Facilities and Fleet (FAF) Department serves as an internal resource organization, providing a full range of services to County departments and agencies, who offer vital resources and programs, to the public. FAF consists of capital planning, design, construction management operational management, Project management, lifecycle maintenance/repair of all vehicles and equipment, building security, and a wide mail and parcel processing/distribution system.
In addition, FAF leads the Logistics Section of the County's Emergency Operations Center.
Here is the presentation that they provided during the call:
UPDATE Portion of the Call:
- DASHBOARD NUMBERS https://covid19.sccgov.org/dashboards
- Currently Eligible Groups for Vaccination - Information on which groups are eligible, vaccination FAQs and how to sign up for appointments through the County or other providers can all be accessed at www.sccfreevax.org
- County of Santa Clara to Allow Additional Outdoor Activities - In light of declining rates of COVID-19 in the community, County officials announced that they will be updating the County’s Mandatory Health Officer Directives to allow a broader range of outdoor activities effective February 26, 2021 given the lower risk of transmission outside. These changes allow a range of social and recreational outdoor activity to resume, including youth sports, performing arts, and enrichment activities, so long as they occur only outdoors. The change will allow all those activities authorized under the State order, including under the State’s recently updated guidance for Youth and Recreational Adult Sports, to proceed. Restrictions on outdoor gatherings of all kinds will also be relaxed to encourage people not to gather indoors, where there is a much worse risk of transmission.
- COVID-19 Testing Remains Important Even as Vaccine Efforts Scale Up - As COVID-19 vaccination efforts and eligibility continue scaling up across Santa Clara County, those who are at risk of exposure are reminded to continue getting tested regularly. Testing is now more accessible than ever, with mobile testing buses going to new neighborhoods each week and saliva collection offered at pop-up sites to provide an easier, less invasive experience. Appointments can be reserved at www.sccfreetest.org.
- MOBILE TESTING BUS SITES — Testing by appointment, but drop-in may be available if space allows. Registration for a patient ID is needed for this mobile bus testing and can be done online at lhi.care/covidtesting or by phone at 1-888-634-1123.
- EVENT: My office is sponsoring an EWaste collection drive that is being organized by Trashpunx. It will be held on March 13 at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Shasta Avenue and I hope you’ll take the opportunity not only to safely dispose of electronic equipment you no longer need, but safely say hello to me and my team and chat for a few moments.
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 Mar. 4, featuring a special guest from Office of Public Administrator / Guardian / Conservator.
Register for the event to receive the call-in link and event reminders here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/d4-community-connects-tickets-138654548487
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