April 12, 2021
San Joaquin County Moves to Red Tier
San Joaquin County made it to the Red Tier, which became effective April 7, 2021! We must remain in this tier for a minimum of three weeks before we can advance to the less-restrictive Orange/Moderate Tier.

Let’s get there by keeping up safe practices and getting tested and vaccinated.

Visit SJReady.org for more information!

View the latest California Department of Public Health Blueprint or a Safer Economy Activity and Business Tiers here.
City Reopening Plan
Over the next 30 days, the City is making plans to provide limited in-person services to the public in accordance with the State and Local health guidance. In-person services may also include the opening of the Council Chambers with reduced seating capacity.
 
For the health and safety of visitors and staff, precautions will be in place to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19. Consistent with San Joaquin Public Health guidelines, City facilities will implement the following:
Watch the COVID-19 Community Update that was presented at the Regular Meeting of the Tracy City Council on March 16, 2021.

For more information about the local impacts of COVID-19, please visit sjready.org.

To learn more about the state's response to COVID-19, please visit covid19.ca.gov.
COVID Hospitalizations in San Joaquin County

On Friday, hospitals in San Joaquin County reported having 56 COVID-19 positive patients admitted for care. Adult intensive care units (ICU) were operating at 98% of licensed bed capacity and no patient deaths due to COVID were reported in the previous 24 hours. Over last week, the number of COVID hospitalizations decreased by 12.5%. 

To view the most recent San Joaquin County COVID-19 hospitalization press release and related reports, please visit the San Joaquin County Emergency Medical Services Agency's website.
San Joaquin County Metrics
Substantial (Red) Tier
The Regional Stay at Home Order ended on January 25 based on projected hospital capacity, and California counties returned to their appropriate tier under the Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
Current ICU availability for our Region was 31.0% and as of April 5, 2021, the San Joaquin Valley Region's four-week ICU Capacity projection was 29.5% as of April 2, 2021.
Projected capacity depends on four variables:

  1. Current estimated ICU capacity available
  2. Current community transmission
  3. Current regional case rates
  4. Proportion of cases admitted to the ICU

Stay up-to-date on current regional ICU capacity by visiting this website.
San Joaquin County Metrics
as of April 6, 2021
Other state orders remain in place and our current tier status is Red/Substantial.

As of April 6, San Joaquin County’s adjusted case rate was 9.9 (per 100,000) and 4.0% is our current positivity rate. In order for our County to move from the Red to the Orange Tier, our county’s daily new cases would need to come down to 2-5.9 new cases per 100k and positivity rate remain between 2-4.9%. 
Curious to know which business sectors are currently operating? Visit the state's COVID-19 webpage to use their business activity search feature.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update
COVID-19 vaccines are being given in phases according to priority groups as directed by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).

San Joaquin County Office of Emergency Services is working hard to get as many people vaccinated as quickly and equitably as possible.

Information about which local hospitals, pharmacies, and other health providers across San Joaquin are currently administering vaccines are posted on their website. Please note that the healthcare network providers are independent of San Joaquin County.

The second-dose of vaccine must be from the same vaccine manufacturer as your first dose and administered by the same provider you got your first dose from. For Pfizer, the second dose is to be given 21 days following the first dose. For Moderna, the second dose is to be given 28 days following the first dose. The information should be available on your vaccination card.

All updates on vaccine availability in San Joaquin County will be provided at sjready.org and you can also sign up with the state to be notified when it’s your turn to get the COVID-19 vaccine at MyTurn.ca.gov.
New COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Hub in San Joaquin County

A daily mass vaccination site is being hosted at the Stockton Arena (248 W. Fremont Street). This site is will be open 7 days a week from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. Appointments are required. Please visit myturn.ca.gov or call 1-833-422-4255 to schedule your appointment. The sign-up form can be accessed in 12 languages and translators will be available when you call.
Have a vaccine inquiry? Contact your primary care physician, select the “ask a question” on this website, or call 2-1-1. If you wish to reach San Joaquin 2-1-1 from another county, you can also call (209) 953-6223.
FREE BUS RIDES OFFERED TO TRACY COVID-19 VACCINATION SITES
The City of Tracy is providing free bus rides on TRACER Fixed Routes A, B, C, D, and paratransit service for passengers traveling to COVID-19 vaccination sites within Tracy city limits. Passengers will be asked to show proof of their vaccination appointment to ride for free, which can be printed or shown on a mobile device, or vaccination card.

For more information click here.
COVID-19 Case Numbers
As of April 8, 2021
COVID-19 Testing
Get Connected
San Joaquin County
24/7 Crisis Hotline
209-468-8686

Outside S.J. County
888-468-9370

Consumer Support Warmline
209-468-3585

Dial 2-1-1 or visit 211sj.org
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Suicide Hotline
1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

Institute for Aging Friendship Line
1-800-971-0016

Veterans Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255
Youth & Adult Recreational Sports Guidelines
Update
California Department of Public Health issued guidance for youth and adult recreational sports showing which sports will be allowed to return to play in which tiers, based on level of contact and risk of Coronavirus transmission. The guidance is intended to support a safe environment for players, coaches, trainers, and families.

Youth Sports may resume in San Joaquin County if they are able to comply with the following:

  • Face coverings to be worn when not participating in the activity (e.g., on the sidelines).
  • Face coverings to be worn by coaches, support staff and observers at all times.
  • Mixing with other households prior to and post any practice or competition must strictly adhere to current gathering guidance.
  • Informed Consent
  • Testing – antigen or PCR (regular and postseason antigen or PCR testing of sports participants and coaches weekly. If competing, testing performed with test results made available within 24 hours of play). When Adjusted Case Rates are between 7-14 per 100,000.
  • Hygiene and Sanitation
  • Limitations on mixing by participants
  • Travel Considerations
Sports participants, including coaches and support staff, are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated once eligible as vaccines will protect residents and reduce the likelihood of transmission from infected persons to others. COVID-19 is still spreading and prevalent in San Joaquin County.
Temporary Customer Service Modifications
City Hall and Boyd Service Center remain closed to the public and the following service modifications have been implemented to facilitate physical distancing and remote customer service:

Development Services
The Development Services counters at City Hall are closed to the public, however, permitting services are available online.


Online service for plan review is available through CRW E-Track-It. For additional information, please go to: trakit.admin@cityoftracy.org or email des@cityoftracy.org.

Customers are encouraged to submit questions and service requests regarding building permits, zoning, city engineering, and economic development through the City’s GoRequest appDownload the app or make online requests.

Parks and Recreation Services
All Park and Recreation service questions and inquiries will be addressed by phone or email only. For information, call (209) 831-6200, visit www.tracyartsandrec.com or email parks@cityoftracy.org

Virtual Recreation Center
A one-stop recreation destination designed with you in mind! Although our in-person classes, programs and facilities are temporarily suspended, our goal remains the same and that is being able to serve you through creativity, play, engagement and interaction.

The Virtual Recreation Center can be accessed through your desktop, tablet or smart phone. Click here to get started.

There's a new way to learn this year at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts! Virtual classes are being offered to provide a safe learning experience for students and families.

The skilled instructors at The Grand will be teaching classes through the web application ZOOM. All classes will be accessible online via computer, tablet, or cell phone. 

Registration is available online at www.tracyartsandrec.com and in-person at the Box Office ticketing window during normal business hours.

Finance Customer Service Information

Please note that City Hall is closed until further notice and cash payments are no longer being accepted in-person.

  • Utilities Billing Division is offering customers relief by suspending shut-offs for non-payment and waiving late fees. Please see press release for details. 
  • Customers are strongly encouraged to use the City’s online and telephone payment options and other resources for self-service and 24/7 account access.
  • Customers who wish to enroll in the online access system may do so at here.
  • For additional information or assistance, please call (209) 831-6800 or e-mail customerservice@cityoftracy.org or financedept@cityoftracy.org.

Lolly Hansen Senior Center Weekly Programming Schedule
Here is an updated weekly calendar with all of our current programming at the Lolly Hansen Senior Center. Feel free save this image so you always have the schedule with you. Please call the Senior Center at (209) 831-6240 or email tracyseniorcenter@cityoftracy.org if you have any questions.

*Calendar subject to change*
Social Bridging Project
The Social Bridging Project is the State of California’s public health and safety outreach campaign. By re-engineering tech and tools usually used for voter engagement, this project counters social distancing through direct phone calls to people at risk from COVID-19 and natural disasters. The callers, known as "Bridgers," connect the most vulnerable Californians with government resources, emergency alerts and other life-changing—and lifesaving—referrals. With every call, the Social Bridging Project assures Californians facing adversity: “You Are Not Alone.” Learn more here.
Emergency Rental Assistance Program
A new $29.3 million Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) became available to San Joaquin County residents yesterday. The ERAP will help qualified tenants address unpaid rent and utilities, prevent eviction, and assist landlords with their financial obligations. For those living in Tracy and unincorporated areas of San Joaquin County, you may apply here.
COVID-19 Strategies Committee
The City's Economic Development Team continues to meet on a weekly basis with small business stakeholders as part of the COVID-19 Strategies Committee.
 
Actions to date include:
  • Completion of a small business survey
  • Small business resources list sent to all Tracy businesses via a letter
  • Webinars, newsletters, and social media updates on available financial support resources
  • The Strategies Committee recently implemented a logo as part of the "Shop Tracy" Campaign. The campaign includes: 
  • The creation of an online business directory through the Chamber of Commerce website 
  • Printed window signage to support shopping local 
  • Digital and print advertising 

Business owners can obtain a free window decal by reaching out to Tracy City Center Association or the Tracy Chamber of Commerce
Business Funding Opportunities, Resources, and Employment Assistance
City of Tracy GORequest App
We are confident that through our City of Tracy Economic Development Team’s proactive business outreach and our public education efforts in coordination with local public health officials, our Tracy residents and businesses will continue to help fight the spread of COVID-19 by voluntarily complying with the State’s Public Health orders. 

If someone in our community suspects the orders are not being complied with or has a question about them, they are encouraged to visit COVID19.ca.gov, SJReady.org, submit an inquiry via our GoRequest app or call (209) 831-6300. 
Inquiries and submissions will be reviewed by City staff to determine the appropriate response. In many cases, educating community members on the best ways to assure their safety and the safety of the community is all that is necessary. If voluntarily compliance is not achieved through these educational measures, then further investigation may be required.

It is our hope that by having the public share their concerns directly online, we can help keep our public safety dispatch lines open for emergencies and more efficiently address the concerns of those we serve.
Stay Informed
Stay informed by regularly checking the following websites and their social media accounts for the latest information, tips and guidance:

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