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October 15, 2021

Indoor mask mandate returns to Santa Clara County

Health officials in seven Bay Area counties and the city of Berkeley issued a new indoor mask mandate Monday as the region faces a wave of new Covid-19 cases due to the more infectious delta variant and the remaining swath of unvaccinated residents. The mandate...

Covid vaccinations lag for those on Medi-Cal

Low-income Californians enrolled in Medi-Cal have been vaccinated at far lower rates than the overall population in all 58 counties, according to state data. The disparity reveals a strong economic divide between the vaccinated and unvaccinated throughout California. About 45% of Medi-Cal enrollees eligible for the...

State recommends indoor masks, regardless of vaccination

The California Department of Public Health formally recommended Wednesday that state residents resume wearing a face covering indoors, regardless of their vaccination status. The recommendation comes one day after the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued similar guidance for people who live in...

State requires vaccination or testing for healthcare workers

State officials announced Monday that healthcare workers and state employees will now be required to get vaccinated against Covid-19 or get tested regularly if they cannot verify their vaccination status. The requirement, which officials underscored is not a pure vaccination mandate, will take effect Aug....

Counties recommend employers require vaccination of workforce

Health officers from Santa Clara and two other counties announced today that they “strongly urge” all employers to consider workplace Covid-19 safety policies that require their workforces to become fully vaccinated. For any employees who are not yet fully vaccinated, employers are still required to...

Bay Area health officers encourage masking indoors

A coalition of Bay Area health officials urged residents across the region Friday to resume wearing a mask indoors regardless of vaccination status following an uptick in Covid-19 cases.  Officials in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Sonoma counties and...

Covid-19 vaccination site at Gilroy High closes

With three out of four Santa Clara County residents ages 12 and older fully vaccinated against Covid-19, the Gilroy High School vaccination site closed on July 7. Appointments will now take place at Valley Health Center Gilroy.  Santa Clara County’s mass vaccination sites have been closing...

Covid-19: By the numbers in Gilroy

Total number of cases in Gilroy since March 2020. Data by city updated weekly by Santa Clara County Public Health: July 8, 2021: 7,636 July 1, 2021: 7,622 June 24, 2021: 7,635 June 17, 2021: 7,617 June 10, 2021: 7,603 June 3, 2021: 7,593 May 27, 2021: 7,590 May 20, 2021: 7,582 May...

State announces agreement to extend eviction moratorium

State officials announced an agreement Friday on an extension of the state's moratorium on pandemic-related evictions through Sept. 30. The agreement between Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders in the state Assembly and Senate will continue to protect tenants from being evicted due to an...

County rescinds vaccine verification order

Due to new state rules regarding the wearing of masks in the workplace, Santa Clara County has rescinded its May 18 health order requiring employers to determine workers’ vaccination status. New regulations approved by the California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Occupational Safety and...