Last updated: 1/27/2021 5:03:46 PM
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February 25, 2021
The County of Santa Clara Health Officer announced Thursday, Feb. 25, several changes in local Health Directives that will go into effect Friday, Feb. 26. In addition, the Public Health Department also announced that it will be making significant changes to local Health Directives effective as soon as the County enters into the State’s “Red Tier,” which could occur as soon as Wednesday, March 3.
The changes to the local directives also minimize the number of businesses and activities subject to overlapping requirements from the County and the State.
According to the County, the following changes are effective, Friday, February 26:
For more information, view the County news releases.
February 17, 2021
County of Santa Clara officials announced today, Feb. 17, that healthcare providers across Santa Clara County will expand access to COVID-19 vaccination to workers in education and childcare, emergency services, and the food and agriculture industries, starting February 28, 2021. This expansion of vaccine access is planned as the County Health System continues to boost its vaccine infrastructure, increasing capacity at both its large vaccination centers as well as smaller community-based and mobile sites.
All of these efforts continue to be limited by both vaccine supply and changing vaccine distribution plans from the State of California.
The County’s website at sccfreevax.org will include updates and information, including when those newly eligible can start to schedule vaccine appointments.
For more information, view the County news release.
February 12, 2021
To make a COVID-19 vaccine appointment and to determine who is currently eligible to receive a vaccine in Santa Clara County, visit sccfreevax.org.
Residents without internet access or who need additional assistance can make appointments through the Valley Connection Call Center at 408-970-2000.
Seniors in need of transportation to and from their vaccine appointment at the Mountain View Community Center are encouraged to utilize RoadRunners. Clients need to be ambulatory; walkers are fine. Call 650-940-7016 to schedule transportation. Call at at least one week in advance to guarantee a reservation.
February 4, 2021
On Thursday, Feb. 4, County of Santa Clara officials announced the County of Santa Clara Health System and several other vaccine providers throughout Santa Clara County will begin providing COVID-19 vaccines to any county resident age 65 and older, regardless of their healthcare provider or insurance. View the County news release.
The "no wrong door" system also applies to the mass vaccination site located at the Mountain View Community Center that is operated by the County of Santa Clara Health System. Vaccine appointments are still required.
For more information and links for making vaccine appointment with providers across the county, visit sccfreevax.org.
In addition, residents without internet access or who need additional assistance can make appointments for the County Health System vaccine sites through the Valley Connection Call Center at 408-970-2000. The Call Center is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Assistance is available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and other languages.
January 27, 2021
January 26, 2021
The County of Santa Clara Health System announced Tuesday, Jan. 26, that COVID-19 vaccinations will soon be available to individuals age 65 and older, following the State of California’s current guidance for vaccine allocation.
County residents 65 and older can begin scheduling appointments now for openings Wednesday, Jan. 27 and thereafter.
Appointments for vaccination can be scheduled through sccfreevax.org.
In addition, to assist residents who lack internet or computer access with scheduling appointments, the County has hosted appointment sign-up fairs in community locations in East San José, Gilroy, and Cupertino, and plans several more in the coming weeks. For more information, view the County of Santa Clara news release.
California debuts My Turn vaccine notification tool
On Tuesday, Jan. 26, the State of California launched a vaccine notification tool, MyTurn.ca.gov. Californians can sign up on the My Turn website to get notified when it's their turn to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
January 25, 2021
From the County of Santa Clara: Effective today, Jan. 25, Santa Clara County has returned to the Purple Tier of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, with some additional local restrictions remaining in place. Outdoor dining may resume today, as well as personal care services and professional, collegiate, and adult and youth sports.
The County’s mandatory travel quarantine remains in place, requiring a 10-day quarantine for most people who travel into the county from more than 150 miles away. As always, businesses and individuals must follow both the State and County Health Officer orders, and where there is a conflict between the two, the stricter rules must be followed. For more information, view the County news release.
From the State of California: On Monday, Jan. 25, the State lifted the Regional Stay-at-Home order statewide, effective immediately. This action comes as four-week ICU capacity projections exceed 15% for the remaining impacted regions. Most counties, including Santa Clara County, are returning to the most strict (purple) tier of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. For more information, visit the California Department of Public Health website.
January 22, 2021
Appointment-only vaccination site operated by the County will provide up to 1,000 vaccine doses per weekday.
January 17, 2021
On the local COVID-19 vaccine front, here's what we know right now from County of Santa Clara officials: In Santa Clara County, all healthcare systems are vaccinating healthcare workers eligible under Phase 1A, and some have expanded eligibility to include individuals 75 and older, while Kaiser Permanente is now offering limited vaccine appointments to individuals age 65 and older.
For the latest vaccine-related information for our county, including who's currently eligible to receive the vaccine as well as how those individuals can schedule appointments, visit the County website, sccfreevax.org.
County of Santa Clara Launches New COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard
On Jan. 15, the County announced a new online dashboard that will track the number of vaccine doses received and administered by vaccine providers in Santa Clara County.
According to County officials, the dashboard will continue to be revised and expanded as the County gets more refined data from providers. Some data is still missing, either due to failure to report or due to the provider receiving supply directly from the federal government and therefore not being subject to the reporting requirement. The dashboard provides an information snapshot to the public to better understand the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines throughout our community. The County said the new dashboard will be updated daily.
January 13, 2021
The County of Santa Clara’s vaccination information website, www.sccfreevax.org, has the latest details about who’s eligible to be vaccinated and how to make a COVID-19 vaccination appointment.
Who is Currently Eligible to be Vaccinated?
All healthcare personnel in Phase 1A are currently eligible to be vaccinated. In addition, some health systems in the County are now allowing Santa Clara County residents who are age 75 or older to receive their vaccine.
Eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine is determined by state and federal criteria. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has announced that all individuals in Phase 1A are eligible to be vaccinated, and that healthcare providers may begin offering doses to additional groups in Phase 1B Tier 1 after appropriate efforts have been made to reach higher priority groups and when demand from people in Phase 1A has slowed down.
Individuals who are eligible to be vaccinated, should contact their healthcare provider for more information or to make an appointment:
View the County news release about several healthcare providers in Santa Clara County are expanding access to COVID-19 vaccination to include individuals age 75 and older.
January 9, 2021
Get the latest local information on the COVID-19 vaccine by visiting the County of Santa Clara's online hub, sccfreevax.org. The website provides details on who is currently eligible to be vaccinated, who is next, frequently asked questions about the vaccine, and more.
According to County officials, all healthcare personnel who have direct or indirect contact with patients or infectious materials are eligible for vaccination now under Phase 1A, as are staff and residents of long-term care facilities. Visit the County website for more information about how to get vaccinated.
January 8, 2021
The State of California has extended its Regional Stay at Home Order for the Bay Area, which was originally set to expire on Jan. 8, due to the region’s ICU bed capacity remaining below 15%. The public health order remains in effect due to the region’s intensive care unit (ICU) bed capacity remaining below 15% at Bay Area hospitals. All current restrictions will remain in place until the Bay Area’s four-week ICU projection shows a capacity of greater than or equal to 15%.
The Bay Area’s current ICU capacity is 3%. Per County of Santa Clara officials, the current ICU bed capacity, including surge capacity ICU beds, is 6%.
View the statement, issued Friday, Jan. 8, by the California Department of Public Health.
December 27, 2020
County of Santa Clara officials said the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine program continued this week. Acute care hospitals across Santa Clara County are vaccinating their employees, while the County Public Health Department continues its daily vaccine clinic, providing vaccinations to several hundred staff of local skilled nursing facilities each day. This week, the County said it also began vaccinating medical first responders, including EMS workers and Fire staff.
For updates on the vaccination program, visit the County's COVID-19 vaccine website.
December 18, 2020
Based on the latest State of California guidance issued on Dec. 14, 2020 about Youth and Adult Sports, the City of Mountain View is reopening some programs effective immediately:
Also, for the City’s tennis courts, a maximum of two households per tennis court are allowed as long as social distancing is maintained and face coverings are worn 100% of the time.
For more information, visit the City’s Recreation Division online.
December 16, 2020
On Dec. 16, 2020, State officials announced the entire Bay Area region would be placed under the Regional Stay-at-Home order after ICU capacity falls below 15%.Of the 11 counties in the Bay Area region, only four — San Mateo, Napa, Solano and Santa Cruz — chose not to adopt the Stay-at-Home order early. The Stay-at-Home order will officially take effect in those counties at 11:59 p.m. Dec. 17, 2020.
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October 5, 2020
The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has a webpage dedicated to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in English, Chinese, Spanish and Vietnamese at www.sccphd.org/coronavirus. The City of Mountain View will also keep a direct weblink to the County Public Health page at www.MountainView.gov.
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