Yosemite National Park .. Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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Daily Report – Yosemite National Park
: Sunny. Highs 65 to 72 at 5000 feet…54 to 62 at 8000 feet.

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COVID-19 TESTING & VACCINATIONS
 
Testing
Free COVID-19 testing is available through LHI in Yosemite Valley from 10 am to 6 pm on Mondays (Yosemite Medical Clinic) and Thursdays (Curry Village Wellness Center). Walk-Ins are welcome or visit https://www.lhi.care/covidtesting
to schedule a test. Yosemite Medical Clinic can perform COVID testing for symptomatic individuals Monday through Friday.
 
Vaccinations
Free COVID-19 vaccinations (full series and boosters) are available at the Yosemite Medical Clinic on Wednesdays from 9 am to 5 pm. Online registration is required and can be completed in advance on your computer or mobile device or onsite, at https://myturn.ca.gov
 
Additionally, the following COVID vaccine clinics are scheduled. Please register in advance for the COVID vaccine at https://myturn.ca.gov
 – Wednesday, December 1: Yosemite Medical Clinic 9AM-4PM – adult doses and kids 2nd doses
 – Wednesday, December 8: El Portal Community Hall 2:30-6PM
 
Additional Resources
 
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NEW & HAPPENING TODAY
 
Property Disposal Deadline Today
The last day for property disposal is November 30. If you have any government property you need to get rid of before inventory time, you will need to schedule an appointment with Colin Smysor and you will need to have the correct property turn-in sheets with Property Liaison’s signatures. Contact Colin Smysor or Leonor C Perez for more information.  (L. Perez)
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Forestry Operations Southside Drive
The Forestry crews will be removing hazard trees along South Side Drive this week between Bridalveil Straight and Curry Village.  Anticipate traffic holds around 15 minutes.  Thanks for your patience.  (B. See)
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Social Media / Marketing Job Application Deadline Friday
Do you know someone with professional social media skills (or super impressive personal social media chops) who’s based near Yosemite, has a love for the park, and could be a great brand ambassador for the Yosemite Conservancy online and in the region?
 
Yosemite Conservancy is looking for an in-park associate to support:
 
 – Social media / content creation
 – Relationship-building
 – Communication / collaboration
 – Copywriting / editing
 
Read the job description for full details on the role, benefits, team, and how to apply.
 
Email jobs@yosemite.org for more information.  (K. Martinez)
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Wawona Potential Power Outage December 8
PG&E will be temporarily interrupting commercial power to Wawona on Wednesday, December 8 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. For more information call Heather Gonzales, PG&E Outage Coordinator, at 726-5588.  (C. Flores)
 
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RECENT NEWS
 
Holiday Toy Drive
Yosemite Hospitality is holding a toy drive for Toys for Tots through December 6. The community is welcome to participate by bringing in a new, sealed toy for any age to the Carabiner at The Loft at Degnan’s.  (L. Cesaro)
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El Portal Power Outage December 10
PG&E will be temporarily interrupting commercial power to El Portal on Friday, December 10 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM. For more information call Heather Gonzales, PG&E Outage Coordinator, at 726-5588.  (C. Flores)
 
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CONSTRUCTION & TRAFFIC DELAYS
 
Merced Grove Restoration Safety Closure
The Merced Grove of giant sequoias is closed for restoration within the grove removing hazardous fuel loads. In 2020 and 2021, thousands of giant sequoias died due to high severity fire burning through fuel loaded forests. To reduce the risk to the Merced Grove of giant sequoias, a team will be removing fuels from in and around the grove. Email garrett_dickman@nps.gov for more information or access.  (G. Dickman)
 

 

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