Picnic in Place
The Production Alliance and our partners, Local 20/20 and the Department of Emergency Management, are encouraged by the enthusiastic response thus far and are excited to see the “Picnic in Place” concept come to fruition. Our mission is to strengthen the bonds of friendship within neighborhoods and our primary goal is to facilitate social solidarity while maintaining physical distance.
To be clear, All County Picnic is NOT an invitation to gather in large groups within your neighborhood.
We ARE encouraging households to picnic on their front porches or in their front yards and to walk about their neighborhoods connecting with neighbors at a safe distance. Wearing a mask is recommended, as is remaining six feet apart from individuals who are not members of your household.
We ask that all participants adopt and adhere to these recommendations and best practices as part of their own personal commitment to social responsibility and public safety. Our community will be living with COVID-19 for the foreseeable future, and we need to remain mindful while nurturing our friendships and community networks.
The All County Picnic motivates East Jefferson County residents to develop resiliency through fostering community and raising awareness about local emergency resources. The Picnic is a chance to connect with local emergency management, first responders, community leaders and elected officials, eat (free!) corn on the cob with your neighbors and learn about the resources that exist to serve you and your community.
FREE CORN CONTINUES
The All County Picnic Team will be picking up fresh, organic corn on the cob from the Chimacum Corner Farmstand and delivering pre assembled bags of corn to neighborhoods throughout East Jefferson County on Saturday and Sunday. We plan to distribute one to two ears of corn per person depending on the number of requests.
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COVID-19: Community Preparedness & Resilience Presentation
5 PM | Sunday, August 16
Department of Emergency Management Director Willie Bence, local public safety officials, and Emergency Operations Center staff will discuss the local response to COVID-19, as well as, lessons learned and key factors to our success moving forward. The online presentation will conclude with an open discussion about ways to continue to build community resilience under the “new normal” of COVID-19.
Participants have two opportunities to tune in:
1. There will be a link to watch a live stream of the presentation on this webpage. Participants watching the live stream via the website can email questions to the panel at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Sign up with Twitch to log in, stream the presentation, and submit questions to the panel via the interactive chat features. LINK TO TWITCH
Questions will be answered at the end of the presentation. The number of questions answered will be as time allows.
PREPARE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
The ability to deal with a crisis is largely dependent on the structures and relationships developed before an emergency. Local 20/20’s Neighborhood Preparedness Action Group (NPREP) helps organize neighborhoods and connects them to training and resources offered by the Department of Emergency Management.
If you don’t know if your neighborhood is organized through NPREP, you can use the map found at bit.ly/jcncsmap or email nprep@L2020.org and include your address or general location.