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January 28, 2022

State data errors cause massive Covid-19 case undercount

Errors in the state’s Covid-19 data reporting system have led to vast undercounts of both positive and negative results in counties throughout California.

Appeals court upholds county ban on indoor religious gatherings

By Bay City News Santa Clara County officials are applauding a federal court's ruling that affirmed the county's ban on indoor gatherings. The ruling reversed the court's earlier decision to provide an exception for churches to the county's prohibition of indoor gatherings of any kind, after...

Covid-19 testing demand increases

The demand for Covid-19 testing has jumped throughout Santa Clara County in recent weeks—a workload that public health officials welcome as part of a broader strategy to rein in the spread of the coronavirus that has resulted in another wave of indoor and public gathering restrictions all over the Bay Area and beyond.

State orders closure of indoor businesses in Santa Clara County

By Grace Hase For a few hours on Monday it seemed as though gyms, salons and other indoor operations would remain open in Santa Clara County, despite orders from Gov. Gavin Newsom to shut down businesses in jurisdictions on the state’s Covid-19 watch list. But that all changed...

Rivas promotes more Covid-19 help for farmworkers

California Assemblymember Robert Rivas is leading an effort to provide more healthcare services, support and information to the state’s farmworkers—a sector that has suffered more than others from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Photo: Children get first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

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Kayden smiles behind his mask after receiving a Covid-19 vaccine at the South County Annex in Gilroy on Nov. 7. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Nov. 2 approved the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5-11. The vaccine is a two-dose...

Outdoor dining, in-store retail to reopen June 5

Santa Clara County later this week will begin opening more “non-essential” businesses, including in-store retail, childcare and summer camps, outdoor dining and religious, cultural and civic activities.

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...

Health officials hope to increase Covid-19 testing numbers

The more people who get tested for Covid-19, the more accurately county health officials can track the spread of the virus. Perhaps more important to the average citizen, the increase in testing means a better chance more businesses and activities can resume. But it takes everyone...

More than 10 percent of Gilroyans have had Covid-19

One in 10 Gilroyans have been infected with Covid-19 since the county’s first known case of the virus in late January 2020. As of Feb. 1, 6,725 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Gilroy since the pandemic began, a little more than 12 percent...