Sen. Dodd: September is Preparedness Month

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Facing dual emergencies in the coronavirus pandemic and unprecedented wildfires, Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, today recognized September as Preparedness Month and offered resources from the California Office of Emergency Services, Cal Fire and Department of Public Health.

“This has been a challenging year for California as we feel the impacts of a devastating pandemic and some of the biggest fires in state history,” Sen. Dodd said. “It all underscores the need to be prepared, whether it’s protecting yourself against infection by wearing a mask or planning for the safe evacuation of your loved ones. Don’t wait. Get ready now.”

National Preparedness Month is a good time to reflect on our shared responsibility to protect ourselves, Sen. Dodd said. It is also an opportunity to review resources from Cal OES that can help you and your family:

Additionally, the state has these resources:

COVID-19: Wear a mask. Practice social distancing. Avoid gatherings. Stay home if you feel sick. Details are here

Wildfires: Register for disaster alerts. Create a defensible space around your home. Pack a go-bag in case of an evacuation. More useful tips:


Senator Bill Dodd represents the 3rd Senate District, which includes all or portions of Napa, Yolo, Sonoma, Solano, Sacramento and Contra Costa counties. More information on Senator Bill Dodd can be found at