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March 3, 2024

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...

Gavilan reports Covid-19 case on campus

Gavilan College learned over the weekend that someone who had been working on campus tested positive for Covid-19, forcing the college to do a deep cleaning before it can reopen its doors.   College spokesperson Jan Bernstein-Chargin said they reported the most recent case to Santa...

‘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,...

Covid-19 enforcement efforts to intensify during holiday shopping weekend

The county will ramp up its Covid-19 safety enforcement efforts this weekend as hordes of holiday shoppers are expected to descend on malls and other stores. At a press conference Nov. 24, Santa Clara County officials announced that the Covid-19 Business Compliance Unit will be...

SCC Exec: ‘Vigorous’ statewide quarantine preferred over mere warnings

While the vaccine brought a glimmer of hope to a dark season, California’s coronavirus surge continues its record-shattering onslaught, with more than 45,000 new cases and 260 deaths in just the past day.

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...

Santa Clara County submits Covid-19 vaccine plan as hospitals near capacity

Santa Clara County officials announced Dec. 2 that they have submitted a Covid-19 vaccine distribution plan to the state, as the first batch of the vaccine is expected to be available in the coming weeks. According to national news reports, an advisory committee will meet...

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...

County issued $115K-plus in fines for Covid-19 guideline compliance

Santa Clara County issued more than $115,000 in fines over the weekend to businesses failing to comply with local COVID-19 health guidelines, county officials said.

Sewer sludge shows rise of Covid

Wastewater readings in Gilroy show a rise of Covid-19 that is outpacing other areas of the county, possibly indicating a post-Thanksgiving surge in cases to come. The quantity of SARS-CoV-2 genes, the virus that causes Covid-19, has doubled in Gilroy over the past two weeks,...

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