News Briefs | January 6, 2021
Memorandum on New Laws for 2021

Please click here to login and view a memorandum summarizing new California laws of interest to public agencies for 2021.
MVCAC Annual Conference Corner
February 1-3, 2021
Happening LIVE online! 
Registration deadline extended to January 15, 2021!
Draft Schedule now available - Updated on 1/4/2021
Exhibitors/Sponsors

The MVCAC 2021 Virtual Conference Exhibitor Prospectus is now available - Click here to view
Introducing the first ever MVCAC photo contest at the 89th Annual Conference LIVE Online!

Deadline to submit is January 18, 2021

Find those fantastic photos you have taken this year and enter them for viewing during the MVCAC Virtual Conference. There are four categories, and one winner will be chosen from each category.

Categories (all should be vector and work related):
  • A Day in the Life
  • Team Spirit
  • Mosquitoes & Vectors
  • Workplace Landscapes

Contest Rules
The contest is open to any member of MVCAC or AMCA. AMG or KP staff and their families are not eligible to participate. Participants for all categories must be amateur photographers, defined as anyone who has not received compensation for their photos.
By entering this contest, you give MVCAC sole discretion in the use of your entered photo(s). Submitted entries may not be submitted to other photo contests. Each photo should be individually submitted by e-mail and must be accompanied by all entry form information (shown below). Participants may enter a maximum of 5 total photos. Photos entered may not be altered or enhanced in any way.

All photos must be high quality digital photos of at least 3MB. For more information, contact MVCAC. Enter photos for all categories by sending by e-mail to: mvcac@mvcac.org, subject line: MVCAC Photo Contest. Send ONE (1) e-mail message per entry with the following information: Name of photographer, location of photo, photo category*, photo title, photographer’s phone number, photographer’s email address. Deadline is January 18, 2021.

Judging will be done by conference attendees during the MVCAC virtual conference, February 1-2, 2021.

Winners will be announced during the conference awards ceremony on February 3rd and showcased on the MVCAC website and membership newsletter. Compensation outside of the prize will not be given for any winning photos or the publishing of winning photos.
Contest is subject to local, state, and federal regulations and disqualification will occur for breaking of any of the rules.
MVCAC Spring Board Meeting
SAVE-THE-DATE
March 23rd, 2021
More information coming soon!
2021 Sentinel Chicken Orders
Chickens are being supplied by Haley Farms in Modesto for Northern California and Southern California this year.
If you do not want to use Haley’s, you are welcome to use a different egg ranch closer to your district and make that purchase on your own behalf.

Please return order form to by March 12, 2021 Via email or fax to 916-444-7462

Northern and Southern Region
Pick-up date: April 15, 2021 (7 a.m.- 9 a.m.) in Modesto
Haley's Egg Farm
1030 Ladd Road
Modesto, CA 95355
In case of issue their phone is: (209) 649-4579
Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us
MVCAC is looking for member districts to share with us their post COVID exposure methods and logistics. Please email the methods you have in place to mvcac@mvcac.org and we will add them to the COVID-19 page on the MVCAC website.

Thank you!
MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19
MVCAC will be assembling and posting some information and templates of what some Districts have created and shared as they manage their operations. Items like sample document for field staff to carry in addition to their ID to validate status/purpose and actions related to seasonal hires. It will be posted as it becomes available to a new members-only page on the MVCAC website.

Click the button below to login and view.
Submit your district for the next Agency Spotlight
Does your agency have a success story, a staff member you would like to publicly recognize, or an innovation by your agency that you would like to highlight? "Agency Spotlight" on the MVCAC website is one way to share your story! Each submission which meets the specified criteria will be reviewed and posted on the MVCAC website on the Agency Spotlight page and highlighted on the homepage in the rotating feature box. Each story will remain posted for 1-2 months before being moved to a publicly archived page. 

Interested? Click here to fill out an application!

Applications can be submitted to the MVCAC office at mvcac@mvcac.org
HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into
District Managers - Please upload your HR resources and information into this Google Drive along with using it for your own district.

Click here to access the Google Drive.
News Headlines
MVCAC News Briefs - Giant Asian Hornets
Please note: The items contained below are not the views or opinions of MVCAC but they are what is being reported in the media. The goal of MVCAC providing this information is to keep MVCAC members informed of all news articles that are being presented regarding Giant Asian Hornets.

CSDA Giant Asian Hornets Video: 

 
MVCAC News Briefs - Zika Updates
Please note: The items contained below are not the views or opinions of MVCAC but they are what is being reported in the media. The goal of MVCAC providing this information is to keep MVCAC members informed of all news articles that are being presented regarding Zika.




MVCAC News Briefs - Other Outbreaks
Please note: The items contained below are not the views or opinions of MVCAC but they are what is being reported in the media. The goal of MVCAC providing this information is to keep MVCAC members informed of all news articles that are being presented regarding other outbreaks.
Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues? 
If you would like your news to be included in the MVCAC News Briefs, please send press releases and/or links to relevant news articles to mvcac@mvcac.org
MVCAC Jobs Board
Interested in a career in mosquito and vector control? Check out the MVCAC Jobs Board at www.mvcac.org
 
Have a Job or RFP to post to MVCAC.org? 
Requests to post job listings (no more than 500 words in length) should be submitted to the webmaster at mvcac@mvcac.org.
MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
Note: MVCAC does not endorse the products below, but we do support our Sustaining Members

Central Life Sciences has announced the release of Aqua Zenivex™ E20, a reduced-risk adulticide for mosquito control professionals.