We are excited to have 3 additional sites this season. Our partners at Our Choice Human Services have volunteered to be a water distribution site. The Wellton and Foothills libraries will be supporting East Yuma County as water/cooling sites.
The Water Sites are places where individuals can go to receive free bottled water and the Cooling Centers are air-conditioned indoor locations that provide refuge from the heat during the day. Drinking fountains or free bottled water are available.
The 4th of July Celebration is approaching fast. To reserve your booth, vendors must have a valid business permit with the Quechan Indian Tribe and must complete a booth reservation application.
Applications can be picked up at the EDA office, located at 604 Picacho Road, Suite 4, Winterhaven, CA 92283
A fee of $50 is required for Food/Arts & Crafts vendors, which includes a
$30 clean up deposit.
A fee of $200 is required for Fireworks vendors, which includes a $100 clean up deposit. No vendor will be accepted without a valid Business Permit on file.
The Deadline for Booth/Vendor Reservations is Thursday, June 30, 2022.
Office Hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday. Closed during Lunch Hour: 12:00pm – 1:00pm.
The safest place to be during a thunderstorm is indoors and away from windows. You want four walls surrounding you- that means no open garages, porches, covered decks, or picnic shelters. The next best place to be is in a hard-topped vehicle with windows rolled up. With monsoon season starting, it is important to check weather forecasts before planning outdoor activities.
YCPAD staff report the following St. Louis encephalitis virus positive mosquito pools from traps placed on the night of June 13th:
Yuma East Wetlands -Levee Curve and Center
Please be careful while in the area and please apply mosquito repellent and use precaution when outside.
YCPAD will be doing an aerial drop of the Yuma East Wetlands next week.
St. Louis encephalitis (SLE) virus is spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. Most people infected with SLE virus do not have symptoms. Those people who do become ill may experience fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, and tiredness. Some people may develop neuroinvasive disease, such as encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) or meningitis (inflammation of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord). In rare cases, long-term disability or death can occur. There are no vaccines to prevent or medicines to treat SLE. You can reduce your risk of infection with SLE virus by using insect repellent, wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants, and taking steps to control mosquitoes indoors and outdoors.
The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan ahead for lane restrictions on Interstate 8 in Yuma beginning Wednesday, June 22, at 5 a.m.
Maintenance crews are scheduled to repair potholes.
The following restrictions will occur from 5 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Westbound I-8 between Harold C. Giss Parkway (milepost 1) and the Arizona/California border will be reduced to one lane.
- A 16 foot vehicle width restriction will be in place.
ADOT reminds motorists to plan for delays, proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down, and watch for construction personnel and equipment.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued Emergency Use Authorization for COVID19 vaccines for children ages 6 months to 5 years, and CDC's recommendations are expected soon.
Ahead of this news, our faculty explain why it’s important for young kids to be vaccinated: https://publichealth.jhu.edu/2022/10-reasons-to-vaccinate-your-5-under-child-for-covid-19-as-soon-as-possible
In regards to the recent fire happening east of the levee road close to 4E which air quality is being closely monitored due to smoke/fine particular matter being present in the surrounding areas.
Currently, the Air Quality is 31 which is in the 0-50 range meaning Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk with 24 hours of exposure in accordance with AIR Quality Index for PM2.5
Monkeypox Virtual Town Hall. Please join us Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022 at 4:00 pm.
Transmitted by Facebook Live.
Meeting ID: 884 1817 6883
Have questions about Monkeypox? Send to email@example.com by 5pm June 21st
ATTENTION TRIBAL VENDORS BOOTH RESERVATION APPLICATION FOR QUECHAN 4th of July CELEBRATION IS NOW AVAILABLE.
EDA will be accepting Booth Reservation Applications on June 16, 2022 beginning at 8:00 a.m.
The Booth Reservation Application will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.
All vendors must be present to complete a Booth Reservation Application, which includes the opportunity to pick his/her booth.
All Tribal Vendors must possess a Business Permit valid through the last day of this event.
All food vendors must possess a valid Food Handler Certificate. Please visit the free online IHS Food Handler training at https://www.ihs.gov/foodhandler to obtain one.
$50, including a $30 deposit, for food and arts & crafts vendors
$200, including a $100 deposit, for fireworks vendors
Payable by check or money order.
All vendors must practice the COVID guidelines such as wearing masks & gloves, keeping distance, and if ill or may have symptoms they are not to be selling, etc.
Vendors may also sell drinks such as tea, coffee, water, and lemonade.
All other rules appear on the Booth Reservation Application. EDA appreciates your cooperation in this regard. Should you have any questions, please contact us at EDA Office (760) 572-5270
The risk for getting monkeypox in the United States is low, but it’s important to know the symptoms. Anyone who has a rash that looks like monkeypox and has had potential exposure to the virus should talk to their healthcare provider. A monkeypox rash may initially appear similar to pimples, blisters, or raised bumps, and it may be accompanied by fever and chills.
Tell your healthcare provider if you had contact with a person who might have had monkeypox, or if you were in an area where monkeypox has been reported. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3t3dCiy.
Excessive Heat Watch issued June 13 at 1:08PM MST until June 16 at 8:00PM MST by NWS Phoenix AZ.
Dangerously hot conditions possible. Afternoon temperatures 108 to 114.
Portions of south central and southwest Arizona and southeast and southern California.
The General Assistance is reopened as of today, Monday, June 13, 2022.
Original story posted 05/20/2022:
The Quechan Social Service Direct Assistance Program and Financial Assistance is closed as of Monday, May 16, 2022 until further notice.
If you have any questions please contact the office at (760) 572-0201 ext. 202.
COVID19 community levels have increased to high in Navajo and Apache counties and to moderate in Maricopa, Pima, Coconino, Cochise, Gila, and Mohave counties.
Please use caution when traveling to these areas. Get vaccinated, boosted, wear masks when in public, and use good hygiene habits. We have the tools to protect ourselves and it’s our responsibility to protect our community!
Stay informed and find out how you can help reduce the spread: https://1.azdhs.gov/3MEYIGa
Good afternoon, Excessive Heat will affect the entire forecast area (except highest terrain) through this weekend before a downtrend occurs early next workweek. There is also a low potential for dry lightning over the higher terrain of south-central AZ today and Friday.
Ease into Work. Nearly 3 out of 4 fatalities from heat illness happen during the first week of work.
New and returning workers need to build tolerance to heat (acclimatize) and take frequent breaks.
Follow the 20% Rule. On the first day, work no more than 20% of the shift’s duration at full intensity in the heat. Increase the duration of time at full intensity by no more than 20% a day until workers are used to working in the heat.
An Excessive Heat Watch was issued on Monday, June 6th, 2022 for Thursday, June 9th from 10AM until 8PM Sunday evening by the National Weather Service (Phoenix, AZ Forecast Office)
*WHAT...Dangerously hot conditions possible. Afternoon temperatures 107 to 116.
*WHERE...Portions of south central and southwest Arizona and southeast and southern California.
*WHEN…From Thursday morning through Sunday evening. The hottest days are expected to be Saturday and Sunday.
*IMPACTS...High Heat Risk. Overexposure can cause heat cramps and heat exhaustion to develop and, without intervention, can lead to heat stroke.
Get vaccinated to lower your risk of long-term symptoms after COVID19 disease. Even if you are only mildly sick, post-COVID conditions could leave lasting impacts on your body.
Protect yourself and our communities by joining the VACCINation and getting your vaccine today.