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May 29, 2020

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Fentanyl deaths increase in Santa Clara County

Deaths from fentanyl, a powerful opioid drug, are drastically on the rise in Santa Clara County this year, and public health officials think stress and anxiety resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic might be contributing to the increase.

Online portal assists essential workers with childcare

The Santa Clara County Office of Education released a new online portal that will provide essential workers access to childcare during the shelter-in-place order.

County: Non-essential curbside business still prohibited

Bay Area authorities warned residents that although Gov. Gavin Newsom offered guidance today about how non-essential businesses can start to slowly reopen, such plans are not currently in effect at the local level.

Mayors: ‘Cannot reopen’ without more virus testing

The mayors of Morgan Hill, Gilroy and 14 other cities signed a letter asking Santa Clara County officials to substantially increase COVID-19 testing capacities before reopening communities to normal business.

COVID-19: By the numbers

A total of 1,833 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Santa Clara County as of April 16. Within the previous 24 hours, local public health officials reported four new deaths and 40 new cases of COVID-19 within the county.

Schools closed for rest of year

The Santa Clara County Office of Education took another big hit Wednesday as schools sites within the district were officially shut down through the end of the Spring semester.

Services still available for domestic violence victims

A prolonged countywide stay-at-home order can prove uniquely challenging to domestic violence victims who are stuck in abusive relationships, as advocates and community service providers have been forced to adapt to public health directives in order to continue to offer services.

Stay-home order extended to May 3

As of March 31, public health officials have confirmed 890 cases of COVID-19 in Santa Clara County, Cody said. Thirty of those patients have died with the illness.

COVID-19 pandemic: By the numbers

As of March 26: Worldwide: 523,163 cases; 23,639 deaths; 122,059 recovered U.S., 80,021 cases; 1,136 deaths;...

Gilroy school closures extended to May 1

Seven Bay Area county health officers, in collaboration with their six county superintendents of schools have made a unified, regional decision to extend school closures and student dismissals from regular school attendance through May 1, 2020 to slow the spread of COVID-19 to the maximum extent possible.