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Watch: PSA on COVID-19 Vaccine from Rhonda R. Rayburn

Rhonda R. Rayburn (Senior Community Worker, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Community of San Mateo) shares why she got vaccinated and encourages the African American community to receive their COVID-19 vaccine as well.

To check for available appointments and book your vaccination visit myturn.ca.gov.

4th Community & COVID Town Hall

On behalf of the collaborators that brought you the “Race & COVID-19” Town Hall series in 2020, we’d like to invite you to our 4th Town Hall: “Community & Coronavirus: a year later” that will take place on Thursday, April 29th at 3pm. Together we’ve experienced so much in the past year, this event will be dedicated to acknowledging our collective challenges, growth and experiences. We will ask for your input on what supports are still needed and what are the priorities of our communities as we continue to respond to the pandemic.

As a result to the feedback we received during the previous Town Halls, Digital literacy trainings, resource guides, and needs assessments for some of our marginalized groups have been conducted and made available to communities throughout San Mateo County.

Join us to get an update on San Mateo County efforts and to hear from your fellow community members and leaders as we continue to work toward healing and recovery.

Please share this information widely, we look forward to a great dialogue.

REGISTRATION LINK

BHRS COVID-19 Client Survey

To all BHRS clients,

We want to learn about what the impact of remote services has had on the quality of BHRS services. Your responses to this survey will help us to understand what barriers you still encounter for remote interactions during the COVID-19 health emergency. Your feedback will help BHRS better address issues with and develop strategies for remote client engagement during the pandemic and after the health emergency is over.

Please use survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8ll332t

Your input is greatly appreciated as is all of your hard work during these extraordinary times.

COVID-19 Vaccination: It Matters in Saving Black Lives

Saturday, Jan. 16 from 9am-12:30pm please join this event to discuss and learn about Covid-19 Vaccination: It Matters in Saving Black Lives. The Town Hall will address facts, fears and myths pertaining to Covid-19 vaccination.

To register and participate in this free virtual town hall, visit mhinst.org.

Manage Covid-19 Stress with Headspace

Greetings BHRS Staff and Partners!

Keeping San Mateo County Strong! 

This year has affected all of us in different ways. But there’s one thing that keeps San Mateo County strong: a sense of community. That’s why Headspace and San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services are working together to provide free resources that can help residents weather this storm. 

Sign up to access Headspace meditations, sleep sounds, and movement exercises designed to help you care for your mind — all free through August 2021 if you live, work or go to school in San Mateo County. Because in times like these, a little support goes a long way. 

Here is the link: https://www.headspace.com/san-mateo-county

11/13 – Race & Coronavirus 3rd Town Hall

Please join us for our third Race & Coronavirus Town Hall event on Friday November 13th from 11am-1pm. You can register for event here. The focus of this town hall will be on CBOs/community organizations and their experience during pandemic. In preparation for this event, we sent out a survey to hear from community organizations, the finding from survey will be presented at Town Hall. Additionally, we will be hearing from SMC leadership on COVID-19 recovery plan.  We will have the opportunity to hear directly from community organization representatives during a panel discussion. Attachment includes event flyer in English and Spanish, please support us by sharing this with you community. 

Thank you so much, I hope to see you all on Nov. 13th!

In Community,
DEC Co- Chairs & Town Hall Planning Committee 

Latino and Farmworker Spanish speaking communities COVID-19 FB Live

The Center for Healthy Communities within the California Department of Public Health has partnered with the Mexican Consulate to host a serious of four COVID-19 Facebook Live events Tuesday’s at 12:00 p.m. (60 minutes each). 

  • The target audience are the Latino and Farmworker Spanish speaking communities.
  • The first event is scheduled for Tuesday October 20, 2020, at 12:00 p.m.
  • Subsequent events to occur weekly thereafter on Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m.
  • Topics discussed include: COVID 101, worker’s rights, contract tracing, testing, mental health, and disaster preparedness.  

The events will stream on the Mexican Consulate’s Facebook page on October 20 and 27 and November 3 and 10, 2020, at noon on each day, at www.facebook.com/consulmexsac.

Free COVID-19 Testing for HPSM Members

Attention All BHRS Staff:

What would you say if there were multiple, free COVID testing sites throughout the County? What if the testing did not require a doctor’s referral? What if you could have the test results in less than 48 hours?

In our quest to develop our own testing resources within BHRS, we have been able to leverage additional resources along the way. Therefore, it brings me great pleasure to share with you that HPSM has partnered with GoHealth to provide free COVID testing services for HPSM members. Any HPSM member can now access COVID testing through GoHealth at no cost and no referral with 48 hour turnaround times.

You can learn more about the program here.

Here are the testing site locations:

HPSM has three Dignity GoHealth Urgent Care locations:

Daly City Clinic   325 Gellert Blvd., Daly City, CA 94015 | 650-270-2394

San Bruno Clinic: 1310 El Camino Real Unit I/J, San Bruno, CA 94066| 650-270-2395

Redwood City Clinic: 830 Jefferson Ave., Redwood City, CA 94063 | 650-381-0616

PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR CLIENTS THAT NEED A TESTING RESOURCE!
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