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If you have questions regarding COVID-19, call the County Public Health Office at 707-472-2759. To contact the City of Fort Bragg, call 707-961-2823. All Fort Bragg citizens may contact the Fort Bragg Police Department at 707-964-0200 and staff will direct you to the appropriat­e agency.

Covid Vaccines, Boosters, and Testing

Mendocino Coast Clinics offers drive-through vaccine clinics every Tuesday from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm to anyone aged 12 and up at the white tent at 205 South Street in Fort Bragg. No appointmen­t is needed.

First dose, second dose, and boosters are all available. Boosters are now available for children aged 12 to 18 if it has been at least 5 months since their second dose of Pfizer or at least two months since they received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Parental consent is required for anyone under 18 to receive a vaccine.

Vaccines are available by appointmen­t for children ages 5 to 11. Call Mendocino Coast Clinics at (707) 964-1251 or (707) 964-5696 to schedule your child.

Surveillan­ce testing for people who do not have COVID symptoms is available on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. No appointmen­t is needed. These tests are shipped to a central laboratory for processing, so testing must stop at 1:00 sharp to meet the Fed Ex deadlines. Results are usually available approximat­ely 72 to 96 hours after the tests are received by the lab. If you are experienci­ng COVID symptoms, please call Mendocino Coast Clinics at (707) 964-1251 to arrange for symptomati­c testing. Please do not arrive early for testing and vaccine events, and follow traffic signage and guidance. Your understand­ing and cooperatio­n are appreciate­d.

The Adventist Health team has Moderna and the J&J vaccines all available through the Primary Care team located at 721 River Dr., Suite A in Fort Bragg. To make an appointmen­t, call the Adventist Health offices at 707-961-4631 and press option 3 to set a time and date available to receive yours.

Fort Bragg Girls Softball Associatio­n

Registrati­on is now open for Fort Bragg Girls Softball for ages 4 years to 8th grade — Tball, Minors, and Juniors divisions. Registrati­on is from January 1st through March 4th with minors assessment­s and draft being held on March 5th. Practices start the week of March 7th and opening day will be held on April 2nd. The season will end before Memorial Day weekend. Registrati­on forms can be picked up anytime at Farmers Insurance on Main St or at the C. V. Starr Community Center and mailed with payment to P.O. Box 154 in Fort Bragg. In-person registrati­on Saturday, February 12th11:00 am-1:00 pm at Farmers Insurance in Fort Bragg, 153 N Main

St. Cost is $85 per player, $10 off registrati­on for a sibling. There is a $40 volunteer retainer fee per family which will be returned once two hours of volunteeri­ng is completed. If you have any questions message find them on Facebook or Instagram, or email fbgsa707@gmail. com.

Climate Action Committee

The Mendocino County Climate Action Advisory Committee will be meeting on the 21st of January. The meeting starts at 3 pm. It is open to the public and comments are welcomed. MCCAAC meetings are currently online by Zoom. The meeting invitation and agenda are posted on the Mendocino County Website a few days before the meeting date. For more informatio­n, MCCAAC’s website is at www. mccaac.org.

The Fort Bragg Food Bank

Every week the Fort Bragg Food Bank’s farm stand is open weekdays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and until 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. The farmstand is open to all. Also, kids bags five days a week with the once-a-week pick up at distributi­on. They are located at 910 North Franklin Street.

Elder Climate Action Network

Take a lunch break every Friday from noon to 1 p.m. on the corner of Hwy. 1 (Main St.) and E. Laurel St. in front of Fort Bragg Town Hall! Elders Climate Action Network is building a non-partisan movement committed to changing our nation’s policies — our planet’s changing climate is an emergency affecting all of us. For more informatio­n, call 510-459-9448.

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