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Free Mask Giveaway

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SOLANO COUNTY – The Solano County Department of Health and Social Services, Public Health Division, is participating in a series of free reusable face covering giveaway events hosted by the Links2Hope and Pull Up Neighbor community organizations.  The free reusable face covering giveaway events will take place in the city of Vallejo on Friday, June 19 and in the cities of Fairfield and Dixon on Saturday, June 20.

Anyone interested in getting a free reusable face covering can walk or drive up to the location.  Participants will receive a bag, including a washable/reusable face covering along with resource information from Solano County Public Health on ways to stay safe and healthy during COVID-19.  Social distancing protocols will be implemented during the event and all volunteers will be equipped with the proper personal protective equipment, including gloves and face coverings.

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Vacaville district, county schools office, UC Davis team for virtual GIRL camp

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VACAVILLE — An effort to teach young girls about robotics shifted gears last week when a group of middle schoolers took part in a virtual camp that aims in part to close the gender gap in science-based career fields.

The Solano County Office of Education, in partnership with Vacaville School District and UC Davis Computing-Science, Technology, Engineering and Math program, piloted a five-day virtual Girls in Robotics Leadership Camp for middle school girls.

In-person GIRL Camps, offered in previous years, were paused this year in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Order includes movie theatres, satellite wagering facilities, racetracks, campgrounds, recreational vehicle (RV) parks and day camps.

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SOLANO COUNTY – Public Health officials have amended the County’s stay-at-home health order and directive to include industry guidance for low and medium-risk activities approved by the California Department of Public Health on June 5, 2020, including movie theatres, satellite wagering facilities, racetracks, campgrounds, recreational vehicle (RV) parks and day camps.

It is important to note that while the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has approved campgrounds and RV parks to open, Lake Solano Park and Campground, and Sandy Beach Park and Campground are not yet open except for boat launch during posted park hours.  These parks are developing new procedures for operating their campgrounds and day use facilities to meet the State’s guidelines and will be open for limited access at a later date. The announcement as to the opening date will be posted on the Department of Resource Management’s Solano County Parks web page at once determined.

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38 Percent Of Solano County Households Face Financial Ruin

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SOLANO COUNTY, CA — When the coronavirus pandemic hit, millions of California households were one emergency away from financial ruin — setting the stage for the unprecedented economic impact of the crisis. Here in Solano County, just under 56,500 households fit the profile.

That’s according to the latest ALICE —Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed— Report from the United Way. ALICE reports provide county-by-county data and analysis of how many households are struggling, including the obstacles ALICE households face on the road to financial independence.

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Solano says businesses set to open Friday can open when ready

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FAIRFIELD — Solano County is letting numerous businesses – to include wineries, breweries, bars, hotels, fitness centers and family entertainment venues – that were scheduled to open Friday to open immediately if they have proper health and safety protocols in place.

That includes submitting the online plan from the county website indicating what steps are being taken to mitigate the possible spread of Covid-19. It also means those protocols will be posted on-site or can be made available to anyone who asks for them.

Added to that list of businesses with a green light are movie theaters, though restrictions will limit how many people would be allowed in at any given time.

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Quail Fire in Solano County now fully contained

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The Quail Fire that started in Solano County on Saturday afternoon has been fully contained as of Wednesday morning, according to Cal Fire.

The vegetation fire had started at 3:33 p.m. in the 8000 block of Quail Canyon Road near the Solano-Yolo county line, and burned 1,837 acres, according to Cal Fire.

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County libraries prepare for phased reopenings

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Solano County Library is preparing for a phased reopening of its library branches, which have been closed since March 16 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are the important dates related to the resuming of in-person services.  These dates are subject to change:

Monday, June 15, 2020: Solano County Library will begin reopening with its three large branches:  the Fairfield Civic Center Library, John F. Kennedy Library, and Vacaville Public Library- Cultural Center.

Monday, June 29, 2020:  The Dixon Public Library and Rio Vista Library will reopen.

Monday, July 13, 2020: The following branches will reopen: Fairfield Cordelia Library, Suisun City Library, and Vacaville Public Library- Town Square.

Monday, July 27, 2020: The Springstowne Library is scheduled to reopen for in-person services.

The Law Library reopening is yet to be determined; it will be based on the reopening of the county courts.

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SolanoExpress Partial Service and Fare Restoration Plan

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As Stay at Home restrictions continue to ease and more Solano County residents begin returning to work, the Solano Transportation Authority (STA), in partnership with Fairfield and Suisun Transit (FAST) and Solano County Transit (SolTrans) will announce partial service restoration and fare restoration for SolanoExpress at the June 10, 2020 Board Meeting. Fare collection on the Blue, Green, Red, and Yellow Lines have been suspended since March 15, 2020 due to COVID-19. Effective June 15, 2020 SolanoExpress will restore fare collection on all lines to previous levels detailed here:

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Solona County Health Officials Release New Guidance

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SOLANO COUNTY – The California Department of Public Health released new guidance today, giving Solano County Public Health officials authority to amend the County’s stay-at-home health order to allow some additional business sectors to reopen starting on Friday, June 12.

According to the new guidance, certain business sectors in Solano County, including family entertainment centers, wineries and bars, zoos and museums, gyms and fitness centers, hotels for travel and tourism, cardrooms and racetracks, campgrounds and outdoor recreations areas, are permitted to reopen, pending approval by the County Public Health Officer, as long as they meet guidance criteria.

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Firefighters Battle Quail Fire Near Vacaville; 3 Structures Destroyed, Homes Evacuated, 1400 Acres Burned

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SOLANO COUNTY (CBS SF) — Firefighters battled the Quail Fire near Vacaville Sunday as it grew to more than 1,400 acres overnight, destroying threes structures and threatening 100 others.

The gusty 30-40 mph winds that whipped the blaze into a wall of flames in the mostly rural area of tender-dry fields Saturday had subsided slightly overnight but the images from the early morning battle were frightening as Northern California’s wildfire season got off to an early and intense start.

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