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February 26, 2021

County urges all to get tested for Covid-19

The response to the Covid-19 testing site at Christopher High School has been minimal in the two weeks since it has opened, but county officials hope those numbers will rise in the coming days as they urge everyone to get tested. According to Santa Clara...

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 allows stores to offer curbside pickup. On...

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 by the Registered Nurses Professional Association...

Filings show sample of Gilroy layoffs

At least 177 employees were laid off at stores in the Gilroy Premium Outlets since early April, state filings show, as “non-essential” businesses across the country fight to stay alive during a pandemic-induced shutdown. Rosewood CordeValle in San Martin, meanwhile, laid off 263 employees on...

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.

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.

Testing site arriving at Christopher High

A Covid-19 testing site at Christopher High School in Gilroy is expected to go live this week. Santa Clara County health officials made the announcement May 4, after Gov. Gavin Newsom said in late April that 80 such sites would open statewide in “underserved communities.”...

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.

COVID-19: By the numbers

A total of 1,833 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Santa Clara County as of April 16. Within the previous 24 hours, local public health officials reported four new deaths and 40 new cases of COVID-19 within the county.

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.”