April 8, 2021 0

El condado de Mendocino está en el Nivel Naranja!

Este cambio en la estructura de niveles permite que el condado de Mendocino cambie al siguiente nivel naranja menos restrictivo en el Plan Estatal para una Economía Más Segura. El cambio al Nivel Naranja entrará en vigencia el miércoles 7 de abril, y estará reflejado en una revisada Orden del Oficial de Salud del Condado de Mendocino que entrará en vigencia el 7 de abril, a las 12:01 a.m.

Las actividades aprobadas deben ser revisadas en el Plan para una Economía Más Segura publicado por el estado de California, disponible en el siguiente enlace:…/Dimmer-Framework-September…

Algunas de las actividades aprobadas incluyen, entre otras, las siguientes:

  • 𝗕𝗮𝗿𝗲𝘀 que no proporcionen comidas podrán abrir al aire libre solo con medidas de seguridad como el distanciamiento, el uso de cubrebocas y el control de infecciones. Las mascarillas son requeridas excepto cuando las personas están comiendo o bebiendo.
  • 𝗖𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗿𝗶́𝗮𝘀, 𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗶́𝗮𝘀 𝘆 𝗱𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗹𝗲𝗿𝗶́𝗮𝘀 que no sirven comidas ahora pueden abrir en espacios interiores al 25% de su capacidad o 100 personas, lo que sea menos.
  • 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗲𝘀 pueden aumentar la capacidad para comer en el interior al 50% de su capacidad o 200 personas, lo que sea menor, con continuas modificaciones de seguridad.
  • 𝗟𝘂𝗴𝗮𝗿𝗲𝘀 𝗱𝗲 𝗰𝘂𝗹𝘁𝗼 pueden albergar servicios en interiores al 50% de su capacidad con modificaciones.
  • 𝗚𝗶𝗺𝗻𝗮𝘀𝗶𝗼𝘀 pueden operar en interiores al 25% de su capacidad, y las piscinas bajo techo ahora pueden reabrir con modificaciones. El uso de mascarillas es requerido, a menos que esté nadando.
  • 𝗦𝗮𝗹𝗮𝘀 𝗱𝗲 𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗲 pueden aumentar la capacidad al 50% o 200 personas, lo que sea menor con modificaciones. Los asientos deben ser reservados y cada grupo debe tener seis pies de distancia de otros grupos, en todas las direcciones. El uso de mascarilla es requerido.
  • 𝗧𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘀 𝗱𝗲 𝗮𝗯𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗼𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝘆 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗼𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘀 abren en espacios interiores con modificaciones.
  • 𝗦𝗮𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗲𝘀 𝗱𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗲𝘇𝗮, 𝗯𝗮𝗿𝗯𝗲𝗿𝗶́𝗮𝘀 𝘆 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗼𝘀 𝗱𝗲 𝗰𝘂𝗶𝗱𝗮𝗱𝗼 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 abren en interiores con modificaciones.

El avance al Nivel Naranja refleja la paciencia y la perseverancia de toda nuestra comunidad en el Condado de Mendocino. El cambio al Nivel Naranja también sucede mientras el Condado continúa avanzando en las vacunas, a pesar del suministro.

Mientras esperamos que todos tengan acceso a las vacunas, el Condado insta a todos a recordar que las actividades en espacios interiores presentan un riesgo mucho mayor que las actividades al aire libre y de adoptar todas las medidas posibles para reducir el riesgo tanto como sea posible. Esto es especialmente crítico dada la reciente detección de variantes en el Condado de Mendocino.

Para mantenerse seguro a usted mismo, a su familia, a sus amigos y vecinos, y a nuestra comunidad en general, siga estos principios básicos:

1.𝗨𝘁𝗶𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗲𝗹 𝗰𝘂𝗯𝗿𝗲𝗯𝗼𝗰𝗮𝘀. El uso constante de mascarillas tanto en interiores como en exteriores, especialmente el uso de doble mascarilla, es muy eficaz para prevenir la propagación del coronavirus.

  1. 𝗠𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗲́𝗻𝗴𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝗶𝗿𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝗯𝗿𝗲. Las actividades al aire libre son mucho más seguras que en espacios interiores.
  2. 𝗠𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗻𝗴𝗮 𝘂𝗻𝗮 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗮 𝗱𝗲 𝗮𝗹 𝗺𝗲𝗻𝗼𝘀 𝘀𝗲𝗶𝘀 𝗽𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗱𝗲 𝗹𝗼𝘀 𝗱𝗲𝗺𝗮́𝘀. El distanciamiento social de quienes no viven en su hogar es eficaz para mantener alejado el coronavirus.
  3. 𝗘𝘃𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝗹𝗼𝘀 𝗴𝗿𝘂𝗽𝗼𝘀 𝗳𝘂𝗲𝗿𝗮 𝗱𝗲 𝘀𝘂 𝗵𝗼𝗴𝗮𝗿, incluidas las multitudes. Cuantas menos personas encuentre y menos interacciones tenga, menor será la probabilidad de que el virus se propague.
  4. 𝗩𝗮𝗰𝘂́𝗻𝗲𝘀𝗲 𝗰𝘂𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗼 𝘀𝗲𝗮 𝘀𝘂 𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗼. Todas las vacunas autorizadas por la FDA para uso de emergencia funcionan bien y ayudarán a que usted, su familia y sus amigos estén seguros. Todas las personas de 16 años o más serán elegibles para las vacunas a partir del 15 de abril, así que llámenos al 964-1251 o envíe un correo electrónico a para estar en la lista de espera.

April 6, 2021 0
The skies may have been gloomy, but the mood was bright at our vaccination clinics last weekend!
In just two sessions, on April 2 and 3, MCC gave nearly 950 second doses to grateful patients at our drive-through clinics. It was inspiring to see how happy people were to get their second shot, and we are thankful for our staff and volunteers, who cheerfully worked long hours that Easter weekend.
So far, MCC has given 5,851 vaccines, with 2,838 people being fully vaccinated.
This week, we are planning a first dose vaccination clinic starting at 10:00 am on Friday, April 9. If you are eligible for the vaccine, give us a call at 964 1251 or email

April 5, 2021 0
April 4 – 10 is National Dental Hygienists Week, and we are celebrating our amazing Dental Hygienist, Kim Celeri!
You know that dental hygienists like Kim help to keep your smile bright and healthy, but did you know that dental health is deeply connected to your overall health? Your dental hygienist is in a unique position to assess changes in your health. In addition to caring for her patients’ smiles, Kim keeps a caring and careful eye on them to make sure that they are happy and healthy. We are so thankful to have Kim on our team!
To make an appointment to get your smile the #bestcareanywhere, give us a call at 964-1251.

March 30, 2021 0
This Doctors’ Day is more special than ever, as we celebrate Dr. Patricia Chico joining MCC’s staff earlier this month. Dr. Chico is a board-certified Family Physician, who offers care for the whole family throughout the life cycle, from pregnancy and newborn care to geriatrics. She is dedicated to supporting each person on their journey to wellness and healing. Welcome, Dr. Chico!
Dr. Chico joins MCC’s amazing team of doctors, many of whom provide unique services to our unique community, starting with our Medical Director, Dr. Lawrence Goldyn. Not only has Dr. Goldyn led us through a global pandemic armed with good sense and scientific knowledge, he is also the only HIV/AIDS specialist in the entire County, traveling far and wide to provide this important service.
Dr. Brent Wright is the only OB/GYN on the Coast, delivering countless local babies over the years, and we are very lucky to have him on staff. Dr. Chris Robshaw and Dr. Gayle Tyerman are the only pediatricians on the Coast, taking the #bestcareanywhere of our community’s children from newborn into the teenage years. Dr. Barbara Kilian provides LGBTQ+ services through her Open Door clinic, the only service like this on our Coast.
Dr. Jennifer Kreger sees patients in our Walk In Clinic on Thursday mornings and Friday afternoons, making sure that patients who need to be seen right away get expert care when they need it. She and her husband, Dr. Wade Gray, are also active in Hubs & Routes, helping our rural community to be better prepared for natural and man-made disasters. In addition to primary care services, Dr. Gray is also licensed to provide Suboxone services to patients who are battling opioid use disorder.
On Doctors’ Day and every day, MCC is proud to have such an outstanding group of doctors dedicated to caring for our community. Happy Doctors’ Day to the best doctors anywhere!

March 24, 2021 0
Our first-ever virtual fundraiser was a huge hit!
We didn’t let a little thing like a global pandemic stop us from serving our community over the past year, and we certainly didn’t let it get in the way of our annual fundraiser. Just like we found new ways to safely care for our patients over the past year, we found a safe, fun, and different way to celebrate our traditional Crab & Wine Days.
This year, we went online with our first Crab Cake Cook-Along & Wine Tasting Sip-Along, streamed live and hosted by our friends at Little River Inn. Award-winning chefs prepared delectable crab cakes as our audience watched or cooked along with the culinary artistes. Some even shared their crab cake “unselfies” with us!
The show was emceed by popular Bay Area TV personality Roberta Gonzales and our beloved former Sheriff Tom Allman was back as our Auctioneer Extraordinaire. If you missed it, you can still enjoy all the fun here:
Not only did everyone have a great time, we have raised a gross of $75,000 so far! More than $35,000 has been donated to the Fund-the-Future pledge drive to help us pay for the many and ongoing costs of providing COVID-19 vaccines and testing to our community members. We are so grateful to everyone who donated so generously and everyone who helped us to pull off this fantastic, innovative event!

March 22, 2021 0
On Friday, March 19, MCC gave more than 700 vaccines in just a few hours – our biggest one-day event yet! So far, MCC has administered 4,821 vaccines to nearly 3,000 people. We are excited and inspired to give a #shotofhope to our community.
If you are eligible for the vaccine, give us a call at 964-1251 to be placed on the waitlist. Or email with your name, date of birth, phone number, and employer (if applicable). We will call you when we have a vaccine for you.

March 19, 2021 0

Happy Spring!

We hope you’ll join us for our Spring Fling on Saturday, March 20, the first day of Spring, at high noon. This will be our first-ever virtual fundraiser, a live Cook-Along & Sip-Along. Award-winning chefs will prepare their signature crab cakes before your very eyes, allowing you to cook along or just enjoy the show from the comfort of your own home. Sipping local wines while you watch just makes it more fun and festive!

Watch for free by clicking here:

This link also offers the opportunity to bid on extraordinary Mendocino Wine & Get-Away packages, and to donate to MCC’s Fund-the-Future pledge drive, led by retired Sheriff and Auctioneer Extraordinaire, Tom Allman.

After a year of sheltering in place, we are all ready for a little getaway! We are offering two amazing escapes, right here in beautiful Mendocino County. One is a delightful stay at the storied, historic Little River Inn, complete with a delicious dinner from their on site restaurant and an ocean view golf game at the Inn’s Audubon-certified course. Also up for bid is a wine country fantasy come true at Handley Cellars, including a stay in the vineyard’s ranch house, a private winery tour, and a catered picnic from the culinary artists at The Bewildered Pig.

As for the wine, we have some truly remarkable local bottles up for bid. There’s something to please every palate and suit every occasion, from sparklers to party-size magnums. Cheers!

Our Fund-the-Future this year is to help us with the costs of COVID-19 vaccination and testing. Throughout the pandemic, MCC has been there for our community, providing testing and vaccines at no cost to residents. But the cost to MCC in staff time to prepare for, staff, and document these events is significant and ongoing. We are grateful for the support of our donors, sponsors, and community, and we are looking forward to sharing this very special event with you.


March 16, 2021 0

The crab’s in the mail!

On Monday, March 15, our dedicated group of volunteers put on their masks and assembled in our conference room to assemble the Cook-Along boxes to ship out to our loyal supporters.

Each box is brimming with Made in Mendocino goodies, from Thanksgiving coffee to A Sweet Affair macarons to…crab! They are winging their way to their purchasers, who will use the contents to cook along with award-winning chefs at the beautiful and historic Little River Inn on the first day of Spring, March 20.

Although the event is sold out, you can still purchase delicious Made in Mendocino wines here through March 17:…/tabid/1221276/Default.aspx

It’s the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and support your local wineries.

Thank you to our hard-working volunteers, everyone who bought Cook-Along packages, and to our donors and sponsors, whose support allows us to continue serving our community. Whether we are testing or vaccinating for COVID-19, providing behavioral health or medical or dental services, we are there for you. We are grateful to all who help us to care for our community.


March 15, 2021 0
MCC reached an amazing milestone at our drive-through vaccination clinic last Friday, March 12: we have now given more than 4,000 vaccines! So far, nearly 1,500 of these people are fully vaccinated. We are so happy to give our community a #shotofhope!
This week, March 15, 2021, we are not giving any first doses, though we are giving 700 second doses.
We are continuing to vaccinate as supply allows and according to the current guidelines:
If you are eligible for the vaccine, give us a call at 964 1251 or email us at to be put on the waitlist. We will contact you to get you scheduled for an appointment when vaccines become available.

March 12, 2021 0

Most of us are looking forward to spring after the long, dark winter months. But we’re not looking forward to losing an hour of sleep when the clocks spring forward on 𝗦𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝟭𝟰. Here are some ideas to help make the time change a little less painful.

  • Try to wake up the same time each morning, even on the weekends. This will help to keep your sleep cycle more regular. Getting out of bed at the same time every morning will help you feel more rested throughout the year. On the first Sunday of daylight saving time, get up at your regular time and avoid taking a nap if it’s not part of your typical routine.
  • If your schedule allows, ease into the time change by turning your clocks forward on Saturday morning instead of Sunday morning. Allowing two days, rather than a single day before the start of the work or school week can make the transition a little easier. This can be especially helpful for small children, who often feel the effects of the time change more than adults.
  • On the bright side, there will be more sunlight in the evenings. Enjoy the natural light! Sunlight helps to reset your body clock naturally and can help you feel more alert when you wake up.

Happy Spring!

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