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September 23, 2023

County Still Hopeful It Can Reopen Despite Grim News

The Fourth of July weekend didn’t give Santa Clara County public health officials much to celebrate.

Gavilan College reports three new Covid-19 cases

Gavilan College had several more incidents of the novel coronavirus reported last week, bringing the case count up to 12 since the start of the pandemic in March. Jan Bernstein-Chargin, public information officer at Gavilan, sent out a mass email to students and staff on...

Covid increases in county sewersheds

While transmission of respiratory syncytial virus has begun to plateau in Santa Clara County, the county's top health official said Tuesday that Covid-19 and flu transmission continue to rise. Covid virus concentration in each of the county's sewersheds in San Jose, Palo Alto, Gilroy and...

Covid-19 vaccination clinic set for Feb. 10 at Gilroy Senior Center

Santa Clara County Public Health will offer Covid-19 vaccinations at the Gilroy Senior Center, 7371 Hanna St., on Feb. 10 from 9am-3pm. County residents who are 65 years or older are eligible to receive the vaccine. Per a recent announcement by the county, everyone eligible...

State not likely to lift school mask mandate until March

While California K-12 students will still be required to wear masks once the state's indoor mask mandate ends this week, one of the state’s top health officials said Monday that a decision on in-school mask requirements could be made by the end of the...

Where to get a Covid-19 test in South County

Health officials throughout the nation have said testing is an essential factor in the battle against the novel coronavirus, and with case numbers rising in communities near and far getting a test is critical to understanding where the virus is and how officials can...

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 urges teens to get Covid-19 vaccine as demand slips

Santa Clara County officials urged eligible county residents Friday to get fully vaccinated against Covid-19 amid a drop in demand, particularly among young adults and teenagers. More than 1 million vaccine doses have been administered countywide and roughly two-thirds of county residents age 16 and...

Small businesses have more time to pay back rent

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors extended its eviction protections last week for small businesses, giving tenants more time to pay back rent due to financial losses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Newsom: California economy ‘fully reopening’ June 15

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday announced that the state is “setting our eyes on fully reopening by June 15—with commonsense measures like masking.” Newsom made the announcement via Twitter, and reiterated the state’s plan to eventually forgo the current four-tiered, color-coded reopening system during...