PRESS RELEASE #2
EMERGENCY COUNTY SERVICES
Chris Hirsh, Public Information Officer
Santa Cruz County has partially activated the Emergency Operations Center to monitor the State and Federal response to this morning's terrorist attacks. The following information updates this morning's earlier press release.
For those interested in donating blood, the nearest center open today is in San Jose. Residents can call 1-800-448-3543 to make an appointment, and to get information on hours open, and location. The County's Health Services Agency is working with the Santa Cruz County Chapter of Red Cross to coordinate local blood collection opportunities.
Mental Health Assistance
The County's Health Services Agency and the Santa Cruz County Chapter of the American Red Cross are working collaboratively to assess local needs and to facilitate an appropriate response to local schools and residents. As information about services becomes available, it will be posted on the County's website at www.co.santa-cruz.ca.us
The Santa Cruz County Fair will be closed Tuesday, September 11th until noon on Wednesday, September 12th. For additional information regarding activities and schedule, call County Fair Administration at 724-5671.
Information on Public Agencies
All County offices are scheduled to remain open. The cities of Watsonville, Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz, and Capitola remain open as well. The majority of State Offices are closed, the Superior Court remains open. Local public safety agencies remain in a heightened state of readiness.
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Emergency personnel will continue to monitor the situation for further developments.