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Covid-19 testing continues in Gilroy

Santa Clara County is continuing to offer free Covid-19 diagnostic testing Aug. 11-14 in Gilroy. These walk-up testing sites provide Covid-19 viral detection tests free of charge without an appointment, symptoms, insurance or a doctor’s note, and regardless of immigration status. The testing site is located...

Covid-19 pop-up testing site in Gilroy extended

Santa Clara County’s pop-up Covid-19 testing site in Gilroy will continue July 14-18. The site, located at the South County Annex (formerly Antonio Del Buono Elementary), 9300 Wren Ave., first opened July 7. It provides Covid-19 viral detection tests free of charge without an appointment, symptoms,...

Santa Clara County receives first doses of Covid-19 vaccine

With hospitals stretching beyond capacity and the number of people dying from Covid-19 continuing to rise, Santa Clara County officials described a “ray of hope” Dec. 15 when the first shipment of a vaccine arrived. The county received its first 5,850 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech...

County moves to most restrictive ‘purple tier’

Under a Nov. 16 directive from Gov. Gavin Newsom, Santa Clara County will revert to the state’s most restrictive reopening tier due to the rapidly increasing rate of Covid-19 cases being transmitted among the community.

De Paul remodel on track for early 2021 completion

By early next year, De Paul Health Center’s former emergency room will be renovated to accommodate dozens of hospital beds and a variety of healthcare services in an expanded urgent care clinic, with longer-term plans to develop a skilled nursing home in the Morgan Hill facility’s old hospital wing.

District suspends athletic conditioning after student tests positive for Covid-19

Gilroy Unified School District has suspended athletic conditioning at two high schools for two weeks after a student, who attended a party, tested positive for Covid-19. According to the district, officials became aware of a “large party” of 200 students held at a private residence...

Santa Clara County: Covid-19 is third leading cause of death

With at least 632 fatalities attributed to Covid-19 so far in 2020, the virus is projected to be the third leading cause of death in Santa Clara County this year, according to public health officials.

Gilroy vaccination appointments being scheduled

A site at Valley Health Center Gilroy can vaccinate up to 500 people per day, according to Santa Clara County Public Health, and officials will be set up in Gilroy Jan. 21 to help people sign up for appointments. According to county health data, as...

Enforcement officers issue fines on Black Friday

Santa Clara County’s Covid-19 safety enforcement officers are actively inspecting businesses on Black Friday, officials said Nov. 27. “Overall, our team has noted few large crowds thus far. However, we have issued 76 Notices of Violation as of noon on Friday, November 27,” said Michael...

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...