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October 15, 2021

Santa Clara County to close four vaccination sites

Four out of Santa Clara's five mass vaccination sites are closing in the next few weeks, but it is not a bad thing, county health experts said.  With nearly 80 percent of the eligible county residents vaccinated, temporary emergency sites are no longer needed.  Remaining vaccine...

Businesses, churches urge safe reopening

Business owners, city leaders and faith-based organizations implored the county health department Sept. 14 to give them a “fighting chance” to survive the pandemic by allowing indoor operations to resume safely. The Silicon Valley Chamber Coalition joined dozens of Bay Area faith organizations and small...

‘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,...

Saint Louise medical staff receive new Covid-19 vaccine

Dr. Roger Chiou of Saint Louise Regional Hospital was the first South County recipient of the new Covid-19 vaccine Thursday afternoon.

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...

County to vaccinate all eligible residents, regardless of provider

Santa Clara County Health System will begin providing Covid-19 vaccines to any county resident age 65 or older, regardless of their healthcare provider or insurance. County officials announced the “no wrong door” system Feb. 4, saying the new method will help get shots into arms...

Local dentist launches donation drive to battle Covid surge in India

In 2020, a South County dentist launched a donation drive of medical machines to help battle a shortage of ventilators in the Covid-19 fight. Now, Dr. Kusum Atraya is joining volunteers from around the globe to help India, which is undergoing a deadly wave of...

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....

Gilroy firefighters vaccinate residents at home

Gilroy firefighters have been visiting the homes of residents over the past month, giving Covid-19 vaccinations to those who may not have the means to travel to a clinic. Earlier in March, Santa Clara County Public Health launched the Mobile In-home Vaccination Program, with Gilroy...

Local businesses sue state, county to reopen

Among the plaintiffs who filed the lawsuit are Kirigin Cellars owner Dhruv Khanna and Old City Hall restaurant co-owner Frances Beaudet. Both businesses are in Gilroy.