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If you have questions regarding COVID-19, call the county public health unit at 707-472-2759. To contact the Town of Fort Bragg, dial 707-961-2823. All Fort Bragg citizens can contact the Fort Bragg Police Department at 707-964-0200 and staff will direct you to the appropriate agency.

Effective August 10, 2021, until canceled: Order from the Mendocino County health official requiring the wearing of face coverings in indoor public places by all persons in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the spread of the Delta variant.

Coast Clinics COVID Vaccine and Test

Mendocino Coast Clinics Tuesdays in the Tent run free COVID drive-thru vaccines every Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the white tent at the back of the clinic at 205 South Street in Fort Bragg. No appointment is necessary for the first or second dose. For more information, call 707-964-1251.

If you would like a call back, please call 707-964-1251 to make an appointment. Please bring your vaccination card with you for your reminder or second dose so that it can be updated for you.

COVID vaccines are now available for children ages 5 and up, and Mendocino Coast Clinics is partnering with local schools to vaccinate children. If you have not heard from your child’s school, please call 707-964-1251 to make an appointment to have your child immunized.

There is a free drive-thru COVID vaccination clinic for children ages 5 and up on November 19 at South Lincoln Street Mormon Church in Fort Bragg, across from Redwood Elementary School. Pre-registered children from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., then open to all children from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Parental consent forms are required for children to be immunized, and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

COVID testing continues at the White Tent at 205 South Street every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and every Thursday from 1 to 5 p.m. Call 707-964-1251 to schedule your test.

Vaccine by appointment
Are you looking for a vaccine against COVID-19? The Adventist Health team has Moderna and J&J vaccines, all available from the primary care team located at 721 River Dr., Suite A in Fort Bragg. To make an appointment, call the Adventist Health office at 707-961-4631 and press option 3 to set an available time and date to receive yours.

Free firewood
If you need firewood and would have a hard time buying it, you can get it right here on the coast. You will need a truck and a way to divide it, but not at the pickup site. Firewood is a mixture of mostly softwood and hardwood and is cut into rounds. If you would like to collect this firewood, please email firewood@mcn.org, and together they will arrange your collection.

How much water you use
We are all aware of the severe drought in Mendocino County, do you know how much water you actually use each day? The Water Calculator will help you determine your water footprint… not only for those obvious tasks like doing dishes and laundry, but also for how much “virtual water” you and your household are using. For more information visit watercalculator.org.

Help with utility bills
Need help paying your utility bills? The City of Fort Bragg is offering assistance to city residents with up to $ 500 available for eligible families affected by COVID-19. You must qualify for low income household income and live within the city limits of Fort Bragg. For more information, call 961-2825, ext. 122 during business hours or by email: water@fortbragg.com.

Free phone support advice
The Redwood Coast Senior Center offers senior peer counselors who provide weekly telephone counseling to other seniors. This free program uses the skills and life experience of older adults to provide emotional support and encouragement to their peers.

Seniors can come into contact with someone their age who has gone through similar life changes. These changes can be stressful and lead to feelings of depression, anxiety, grief, and loss. Talking to a senior peer counselor can provide emotional support and help set goals that can improve your life. This program can be life changing! For more information, call the Senior Center at 707-961-4310.

Senior meals
All people aged 60 and over are welcome to enjoy a hot, delicious and nutritious meal to be picked up Tuesday and Thursday between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the Redwood Coast Senior Center, 490 N. Harold St ., Fort Bragg. Please call the Redwood Coast Senior Center at 707-964-0443 the day before to plan your meal.

Housing Action Team (HAT)
Help is available for people who are having difficulty paying their rent or mortgage. The Mendocino North Coast Housing Action Team (HAT) has created a list in English and Spanish of government and community programs that can compensate for lost wages, help with utility bills, provide protection against eviction and free up income to spend on housing by saving on food and nutrition. HAT distributes small cards and uses social media to let the public know that they can view or download the list of programs and resources by going to the HAT website www.HATMendoCoast.org.

Coronavirus Information for Schools and Families
Mendocino County education officials are in close and ongoing contact with the county health and social services department for the most up-to-date advice and information regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus. For more information visit www.mcoe.us

Mendo Community Library
New fall hours! Starting October 2: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Corner of William and Little Lake streets, Mendocino, 707-937-5773. Hide away and stop to browse the latest books, audiobooks, and DVDs. The library is located on the corner of Little Lake Rd. And William St., across from the Art Center (707-937-5773; mendocinocommunitylibrary.org).