The FDA has authorized Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccines for use as a booster dose. The new bivalent vaccine will provide broader protection against the two different COVID-19 strains, the original version of the virus as well as the omicron variants.
District V, in collaboration with Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) will operate a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Supervisor Federal Glover’s office located at 190 E. 4th St. Pittsburg, CA. on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Vaccinated people ages 12+ are eligible to receive Pfizer's new Omicron booster and adults ages 18+ can get Moderna's Omicron booster. To be eligible, people must have completed their primary vaccination series or gotten their last booster shot at least two months prior to getting the Omicron booster.
The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for inland parts of the Bay Area from Thursday through Tuesday next week, with temperatures in central and eastern Contra Costa County forecast to exceed 105 degrees on some days.
Contra Costa Health (CCH) recommends staying inside in an air-conditioned space during the hottest part of the day, if possible. For locations and hours of air-conditioned spaces open to the public in the county, visit contracosta.ca.govand click the Heat Safety Tips link.
Additionally, the California Independent System Operator (ISO) has extended its statewide Flex Alert, calling for a day of voluntary electricity conservation today, Thursday, Sept. 1, from 4 to 9 p.m., due to continuing extreme temperatures pushing up energy demand and tightening available power supplies. Additional Flex Alerts could be issued through the Labor Day weekend as triple-digit temperatures are forecast across much of California and the West.
During that time, consumers are urged to conserve power by setting thermostats to 78 degrees or higher, if health permits, avoiding the use of major appliances, and turning off unnecessary lights. Reducing energy use during a Flex Alert can help stabilize the power grid during tight supply conditions and prevent further emergency measures, including rotating power outages. For information on Flex Alerts, and to find more electricity conservation tips, visit FlexAlert.org.
Contra Costa County Public Works to Perform Guardrail Repair Work on Vasco Road
September 8, 2022, Brentwood, CA – The Contra Costa County Public Works Department will perform guardrail repair work in the north bound lane on Vasco Road in Brentwood. Work will take place Tuesday, September 20, 2022 through Thursday, September 22, 2022,barring unforeseen circumstances. The work will occur between 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weather permitting. The work zone is approximately 5 miles south of Camino Diablo Road. Drivers will be escorted through the work zone with a pilot vehicle and should expect 15 minute delays. Message boards will be posted to advise drivers the week before scheduled work begins.