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Research on the Effect of Sunlight on the Virus

Newsweek reported May 22, 2020 that research showed that sunlight deactivated the virus in 7-14 minutes. Full Newsweek Article on Sunlight & Coronavirus.

Safety Alerts

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Have you got your face mask handy? They are required when you head out of the house. Masks or cloth face coverings can prevent COVID-19 transmission to others, and this is their most important use for us. If we lower the likelihood of one person infecting another, the impact is exponential. Even a small reduction results in a huge decrease in deaths. Make sure you wear a face covering when you leave the house.

Youtube: How to make a face covering

Center for Disease Control: PDF Instructions for Making a Mask

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DMV Expands Virtual Office

Customers can now take care of more essential transactions without an office visit

The California Department of Motor Vehicles is expanding the DMV Virtual Field Office at to create more digital options for transactions that previously required an in-person office visit. Available transactions now include:

“Creating these virtual options provides Californians more opportunities to take care of DMV business without visiting an office,” DMV Director Steve Gordon said. “Dozens of DMV services are available online and through the Virtual Field Office. The DMV continues to use technology to improve the customer experience.”

The Virtual Field Office – which allows customers to upload documents, provide an e-signature (if required) and pay associated fees with an e-check – builds on the many other online services already available to DMV customers at, including eligible driver license and vehicle registration renewals. The most recent online service added is duplicate driver license.

The DMV continues to provide essential services via mail, online, kiosks, call centers, available business partners and virtually to process critical transactions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Customers can use the Services Advisor on the DMV website to learn their options to complete DMV tasks.

Full DMV Press Release

DWP Services

As some businesses start to open up and we transition into this new phase of Safer at Home, our top concern remains making sure you have the essential services you need to get through this crisis. If you’re facing a financial hardship and need help paying your bill, we can help. We offer extended payment plans and discount programs. We don’t charge late fees and don’t report late payments to credit bureaus – it’s one less thing to worry about. We’re in this together.

Financial Assistance

DWP reminds if you are reopening your business, to flush your pipes and faucets to ensure water quality.

Electrical Safety Education

Electrical Safety EducationLooking for ways to keep your kids entertained in a fun, educational way? We have several free online activities to teach kids (and parents!) the basics of electrical safety at home and outdoors. Access fun activities and games on our website at e-SMARTkids.

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