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January 27, 2022

Nursing home defends opening of Covid-19 wing

While 12 patients of a Gilroy nursing home have died with Covid-19 since this summer, the facility’s management says these deaths were unrelated to their decision in August to begin admitting infected patients to an on-site Covid Recovery Unit. Gilroy Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center staff...

UPDATE: Covid-19 in Santa Clara County

Preliminary data for positive Covid-19 cases in Santa Clara County over the last seven days show that the daily rate of new infections has stayed about the same since the county moved into the state’s “orange tier” about a week ago.

Indoor business could reopen soon

Santa Clara County Public Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody on Monday issued a revised “risk reduction order” that will go into effect when state officials permit the county to open up more business and public gathering spaces.

White House extends FEMA aid to Santa Clara Co.

Cattle ranchers and other residents who lost a combined $26 million in the SCU Lightning Complex fires can now apply for federal aid.

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...

County releases guide to safe Halloween, Dia de Los Muertos celebrations

The public health offices of Santa Clara County and other Bay Area jurisdictions released a lengthy guide to safe and healthy Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos celebrations during the Covid-19 pandemic.

VTA proposes cuts to South County service

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority is requesting public feedback on its 2021 Transit Service Plan, which proposes various scenarios for service changes and reductions due to the impact of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

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.

New website schedules Covid tests up to a week in advance

Santa Clara County on Sept. 21 announced a new website—www.sccfreetest.org—that lets residents schedule a Covid-19 test up to a week ahead of time at certain sites. Appointments for the drive-thru testing at the county fairgrounds can be made five days in advance. County health officials...

County tightens Covid-19 testing order for healthcare providers

Santa Clara County on Sept. 16 expanded its existing Covid-19 testing order to tighten up requirements for large-scale healthcare providers to ensure testing is more easily available, without delays to all residents.

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