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  • Alert Status: 
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    Sat, Apr 18, 3:09pm
    COVID-19

    From Redwood Credit Union (hopefully your bank or credit union has been proactive on this issue as well):

    Dear Valued Member,

    As you’ve seen in the news, fraud and scams are on the rise. RCU’s Fraud Prevention Team is passionately committed to safeguarding your account 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Keeping your accounts and information secure is critically important to us, and we are actively monitoring the latest fraudulent schemes. However, you’re an indispensable partner in achieving and sustaining this important goal. Here are some resources and reminders to keep you and all that you love safe, especially in these unprecedented times.

    Reminders on how to protect yourself:

    Don’t click unrecognized links.

    Don’t click on links, open attachments, or respond to unexpected emails or text messages from suspicious or unknown senders.

    Say no to fraudulent investment opportunities.

    Always be wary of any investment opportunity that sounds too good to be true. Thoroughly research businesses and be especially skeptical of miracle cures or treatments.

    Beware of unsolicited calls and texts.

    Financial institutions and government agencies should never call, text or email you to ask for personal information, passwords, or logins. Hang up and do some research before calling back or responding.
    Criminals use text and voice calls impersonating your financial institution, and try to get you to share your information by claiming you have fraud on your card or need to update your account.
    RCU will never call or text you asking for your private information. If you are suspicious of a call, hang up and call us directly at 1 (800) 479-7928.

    Be social media smart.

    Beware of financial requests or offers on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and other social or dating sites. Do not click or access your financial accounts from within a social media site, and never share your login information.
    Be wary of anyone asking you for your statement or a copy of your statement for any purpose.

    Don’t fall for loan scams.

    Fraudsters are posing as financial institutions offering instant access to money. Never give out your personal or login information, and work with a financial institution you trust. 

    Walk away from deceptive employment offers.

    If you are seeking employment, walk away from job offers that require you to purchase gift cards, merchandise, or pay out of pocket for supplies or services to be reimbursed later.

    RCU resources to help you protect yourself:

    Learn about how RCU is working to protect you at redwoodcu.org/security.

    Want to receive RCU security alerts?

    Use RCU’s online banking to sign up for free instant emails about your account activity. Learn more here: redwoodcu.org/alerts

    Have you received a suspicious email or text?

    Or have you received communication that seems to be from us, but you’re suspicious of the origin? 

    Please forward a copy of the email, text, or URL of the phishing website to fraud@redwoodcu.org.

    If you have other questions, please call us at 1 (800) 479-7928 or (707) 545-4000.

    Rest assured, we work diligently to help protect your accounts. But the most effective way to avoid fraud is by recognizing and avoiding schemes beforehand. With vigilance, we can keep your accounts safe, together.

    Tony Hildesheim
    Chief Information Officer

    Also, see attached information flyer about Medicare fraud (March 30, 2020)

     

  • Alert Status: 
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    Sat, Apr 18, 9:46am
    COVID-19

    https://coronavirus.marinhhs.org/marin-public-health-order-face-coverings-41720

    Everyone is asked to wear a face covering when they are interacting with others who are not members of their household in public and private spaces. Specifically, the new orderstates that people must wear face coverings when:

    Inside public spaces or waiting in line to enter public spaces
    Seeking health care
    Waiting for or riding on mass transit or other shared transportation
    In common areas of buildings, such as hallways, stairways, elevators and parking facilities.
    Workers at businesses physically open and in areas where the public is present, likely to be present, or at any time when others are nearby.
    Workers in any space where food is being prepared and/or packaged for sale.
    Drivers/Operators of public transit.

    Children aged 12 years old or younger are not required to wear a face covering.  In addition, individuals engaged in outdoor exercise such as walking, hiking, running or bicycling or running are not required to wear a face covering but should carry one with them and must continue to practice physical distancing.

    Employers may to the extent already authorized by law refuse admission or service to any customer or visitor who refuses to comply with this Order and are encouraged to post signs at businesses entrances to remind customers of the requirement to wear face covering.

    In requiring facial covering, Marin is joining other Bay Area counties that have instituted such measures to strengthen the regional shelter in place order.

    “This does not change the current shelter in place order, which is in place at least until May 3.” said Dr. Matt Willis, Marin County Public Health Officer. “But we need to make sure we can interact more safely in public, before we consider any changes to the shelter in place order.”

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) people infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 may not have symptoms, but they can still be contagious. Many people with the COVID-19 virus have mild symptoms and do not recognize they are infected and contagious, and can unintentionally infect others. Wearing a face cover helps prevent the spread of droplets that might be infectious. Wearing a face covering, when combined with physical distancing of at least 6 feet, staying home when sick, and frequent hand washing, can help minimize the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.

    The health order will go into effect at 12:00p.m. Wednesday, April 22, 2020, to allow time for the general public to procure appropriate facial coverings.

    Under the order, face coverings need to cover the nose and mouth.  The CDC suggestshome-sewn fabric coverings, bandanas, a “DIY” mask from an old t-shirt and neck gaiters are examples of acceptable face coverings, especially because they can be washed and worn again. Due to the severe shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) across the state, residents should refrain from trying to purchasing medical-grade masks for their own use and to utilize homemade face coverings instead. 

    For more information about COVID-19 in Marin County, please visit the Corornavirus in Marin website. Individuals can contact Marin HHS with non-medical COVID-19 questions by calling 415-473-7191 weekdays between 9:30 a.m. and noon and 1-5 p.m. or by emailingCOVID-19@marincounty.org.

     

  • Alert Status: 
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    Thu, Apr 16, 1:18pm
    West Marin

    If you, or your neighbor is over 60 years old and in need of West Marin Senior Services, please reach out to us. We are here, doing our part to keep the most vulnerable safe. See flyer attached for programs and services.

    www.wmss.org
     

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  • Alert Status: 
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    Thu, Apr 16, 8:04pm
    COVID-19

    Released April 15

  • Alert Status: 
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    Tue, Apr 14, 7:04pm
    COVID-19

    The Marin Community Foundation, in collaboration with the County of Marin, have determined all donations from this point forward for the COVID-19 pandemic response will be dedicated to rental assistance for our most economically vulnerable residents. This will help us mitigate the effects of loss of income as we continue to shelter in place. Please consider giving to help everyone remain housed during these challenging times. Those wishing to make a donation can do so by going to the Marin Community Foundation donation website: https://marincf.givecorps.com/causes/14681-covid-19-fund-of-mcf

    The West Marin Fund's Covid-19 Donation Page & Button: https://westmarinfund.org/community-response-fund/

    > Providing immediate funding to trusted local non-profits that provide essential services in the community;
    > Ensuring families and individuals facing the greatest hardship receive immediate assistance – particularly people who are undocumented, families of low-income with young children, and isolated seniors;
    > Helping local nonprofits link to governmental and other resources to continue operating;
    > Collaborating with the County, other foundations, donors and agencies to get resources to where they are most needed;
    > Supporting mid-term needs and long-term rehabilitation of our West Marin communities.

     

  • Alert Status: 
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    Tue, Apr 14, 12:15pm
    COVID-19

    Need a Mask?
    Sew a Mask?
    Materials to Donate?

    The Dance Palace is your community coordinator!
     
    To receive a cloth mask, please email chris@dancepalace.org. Chris will be in touch about how you can pick-up a mask made by a local sewer. Please note that there is no personal contact, your mask will be individually sealed, and you will receive instructions about the use and care for your mask.
     
    Can you sew a mask? The community needs your help! 

    A huge shout out to those who have started sewing last week--and we need more help! Along with a large and growing waiting list of community members wanting masks, West Marin Community Services needs masks to enhance the safety of their food distribution efforts, and West Marin Senior Services needs masks for their front line staff at the Stockstill House Assisted Living facility, and for their Care Management team. If you can help by sewing masks or donating materials, email chris@dancepalace.org and she will coordinate material/mask drop-off. 
     
    PLEASE NOTE: THE DANCE PALACE BUILDING IS CLOSED. YOU WILL NEED TO COMMUNICATE BY EMAIL ONLY – LET’S KEEP OUR COMMUNITY SAFE!
     
    And… send us photos of you stylin’ in your masks to share with our community.
     
    We miss you all,
     
    The Dance Palace Team

    https://conta.cc/34zeYEc

  • Alert Status: 
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    Tue, Apr 14, 11:12am
    COVID-19

    A Covid alert about coping. Not a belief system, just a way of considering how we are. If you're not into what he's mainly known for, consider that Jack Kornfield is also a clinical psychologist. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/04/13/magazine/jack-kornfield-mindfulne...

     

     

  • Alert Status: 
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    Mon, Apr 13, 5:11pm
    COVID-19

    Governor Newsom announced Western States Pact with a goal of a state cooperative effort driven by data re reopening economies & handling Covid-19. 
    https://www.gov.ca.gov/2020/04/13/california-oregon-washington-announce-western-...
    This will be the long step in recovery, aiming at an equilibrium of the 'new normal.' 
     

  • Alert Status: 
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    Mon, Apr 13, 4:20pm
    COVID-19

    Apr 13 News Release: https://www.marincounty.org/main/county-press-releases/press-releases/2020/fire-...

    Systematic process for disinfecting ambulances after every patient is transported to the hospital. There are now three disinfectant locations close to the three Marin hospitals, all staffed with trained contractors who clean vehicles that could have transported a patient suspected of having the COVID-19 coronavirus. [...] Since late March, personnel have cleaned patient and driver compartments with both chemical cleaners and medical-grade, heavy-duty ultraviolet light disinfection systems. All equipment used on emergency calls is cleaned as well. It takes about 15-20 minutes to thoroughly disinfect each vehicle. [...] “We’re doing it to ensure not only the first responders are working in a safe environment, but to ensure the safety of the patients whom they are treating,” [Marin Deputy Fire Chief Mark] Brown said.

  • Alert Status: 
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    Thu, Apr 16, 8:03pm
    COVID-19

    Elece Hempel, Executive Director, Petaluma People Services
    Paul Dunaway, Director of Sonoma County's Adult and Aging Division
    Lee Pullen, Director of Marin County's Area Agency on Aging

    When: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 10:00 AM

    Call-in information: (605) 313-5111

    Access code: 492901

    Please email questions to: assemblymember.levine@assembly.ca.gov

    This tele-townhall is the latest in a series of COVID-19 related forums (provided by Assemblyman Levine) that will focus on a range of issues including mental health, seniors, children, small businesses and more.

  • Alert Status: 
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    Tue, Apr 14, 11:29am
    COVID-19

    April/Abril13, 6:30pm. Supervisor Katie Rice; Lisa Santora; MD/Deputy Public Hlth Officer; Dustin Ballard, M.D./Kaiser; Mark Brown, Marin Deputy Fire Chief. Qs in advance/Enviar preguntas: townhall@marincounty.org. Español: llamando al 1-408-418-9388, evento numero 967-337-293 para traducción en español

  • Alert Status: 
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    Thu, Apr 16, 12:43pm
    COVID-19

    Telephone Town Hall this Wednesday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m. and we would love it if you could join us. We’ll provide the very latest updates from the Marin County public health officer, on our local economy and from our schools and give a critical briefing on the statewide response. Of course, you will be able to email questions ahead of time and in real time during this week's Telephone Town Hall. 

    Who: Senator Mike McGuire; the Marin County public health officer, county Superintendent of Schools, a local economist and a University of California physician focused on infectious diseases. 

    When: Wednesday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m.

    How to attend: Dial 844-767-5679, enter code 204015 and follow the prompts. You will be connected to the live town hall via telephone and you will be able to listen to the speakers providing critical updates. The town hall will be limited to the first 1,000 participants.

    How to ask a question and get involved with the Town Hall: Email your questions and comments in advance and in real time during the telephone town hall to: Senator.McGuire@Senate.ca.gov
     

  • Alert Status: 
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    Mon, Apr 13, 1:19pm
    COVID-19
  • Alert Status: 
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    Sat, Apr 11, 8:26pm
    COVID-19

    Marin Humane manages & responds to animal-related needs, especially during disasters & emergencies, such as COVID-19. With an estimated 65% of U.S. households owning pets, companion animals are playing a critical role within the COVID-19 environment, [more, click on title] both physically and emotionally... While Marin Humane is operating its essential services, the safest place for pets is always in a home. Please see our How to Keep Pets at Home handout  and consider sharing with others in our community. Info, visit Marin Humane or call 415-883-4621.

    https://www.marinhumane.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/COVID-19-KeepPetsSafeAtHo...

    https://www.marinhumane.org

     

     

     

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Commons Connect Forums provide a virtual gathering place to those who live and work in the West Marin Community. (Access to this local online forum is limited to those who work and live in the geographical area outlined here.)

A single registration allows community members to post local events on the Community Calendar, to post items of immediate importance on Alerts, and to access all of the forums including:

  • West Marin Soapbox: Campaigns, Causes, and Discussions
  • Over-the-Hill-Gang: Rides and Errands
  • West Marin Share: Reuse materials; share information and services -  a money free zone
  • West Marin Marketplace: rentals; things and services for sale
  • Tending the Wild Collaborative: An Ethnobiology Project
  • Local Food System Initiative: Food and garden related shares and information
  • Think Local West Marin: Appreciation and applause for our neighbors
  • Commons Connect Tech Support: Help with our Web site features
  • Volunteering Opportunities in West Marin: Help our local non-profits

 

 

 

 

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