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May 18, 2021

County to close more business, again

Throughout Santa Clara County, the daily numbers of Covid-19 cases and virus positivity rates have climbed so drastically since Halloween that public health officials on Nov. 13 announced more business closures are coming.

Travel quarantine, capacity limits among new Covid-19 guidelines

Santa Clara County officials announced a number of new restrictions Nov. 28 that they hope will rein in the record-setting Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations. Beginning Nov. 30, stores and other facilities open to the public will be limited to 10 percent capacity indoors. Grocery stores,...

SCC Exec: ‘Vigorous’ statewide quarantine preferred over mere warnings

While the vaccine brought a glimmer of hope to a dark season, California’s coronavirus surge continues its record-shattering onslaught, with more than 45,000 new cases and 260 deaths in just the past day.

Several hospital workers infected with Covid-19 as capacity is exceeded

Seven workers of St. Louise Regional Hospital’s emergency department recently tested positive for Covid-19 as the hospital and others throughout the county are operating beyond capacity. According to Santa Clara County Health System spokesperson Joy Alexiou, more than 80 individuals work in the South County...

Bay Area moves to implement stay-home order

Health officers in five Bay Area counties announced Friday that they will implement a new stay-at-home order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, requiring most nonessential businesses to close all indoor and outdoor operations.

‘Surging’ virus cases concern Santa Clara County health officials

A sharp uptick in Covid-19 cases over the past week, coupled with the rise of hospitalizations and the upcoming holiday season, have health officials concerned that the county could be headed backward in its fight against the virus. At a press conference on Nov. 9,...

County: 24 cases confirmed in Gilroy

Newly released data show that dozens of cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in South County, but health officials noted that residents should “behave as if the virus is everywhere.”

Gilroy Family Fitness permanently closes

Gilroy Family Fitness announced its closure on Oct. 31, marking another casualty in a business community struggling with restrictions brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. In a Facebook post, the gym stated that it is selling its equipment through Nov. 8. “Over the past 10 years,...

South County leaders urge residents to stay home

With the intensive care unit beds full at St. Louise Regional Hospital, health and city officials converged in Gilroy Dec. 28 to urge residents in South County to stay home and avoid gathering with others over the New Year holiday. South County continues to be...

County moves to most restrictive ‘purple tier’

Under a Nov. 16 directive from Gov. Gavin Newsom, Santa Clara County will revert to the state’s most restrictive reopening tier due to the rapidly increasing rate of Covid-19 cases being transmitted among the community.