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May 29, 2020

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.

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.

Businesses pressure Santa Clara County to reopen

The Gilroy Chamber of Commerce is leading a charge of business owners who are petitioning the county to reopen establishments shuttered by the Covid-19 shelter-in-place order. Santa Clara County, meanwhile, loosened some restrictions on its order May 18 that...

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.

Nurses’ unions charge county with unfair labor practices

Two unions representing nurses and other essential employees of Santa Clara County jointly filed a claim accusing the county of unfair labor practices that left them insufficiently protected against Covid-19. The unfair labor practice charge was filed May 6...