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Last updated:   12/11/2020  5:09:55 PM

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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:

  • Group and private tennis lessons
  •  Group and private golf lessons

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.

 December 11, 2020

  • Due to the Regional Stay-at-Home Order, the City of Mountain View is canceling several programs as of Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020 to limit members from different households from gathering. The programs are:
    • Athletic field permits
    • Outdoor exercise classes offered through the City's Recreation Division
    • Group and private tennis lessons
    • Group and private golf lessons
  • Cancellations to the above programs will remain in effect until Jan. 4, 2021 unless it's extended or modified under County or State public health guidance.
  • At this time, the Community Services Department will continue to operate the following programs that are allowed under the public health order:
    • Lap swim
    • The Recreation Division's preschool program
  • The public will also see new signage at tennis courts, stating that the new State Order limits play to only members of the same households to play together.

December 10, 2020

December 4, 2020

  • Bay Area health officers announced they are moving to implement the State’s new Regional Stay-at-Home Order now. On Dec. 3, Governor Newsom announced that all sectors other than retail and essential operations would be closed in regions of California where less than 15 percent of intensive care unit (ICU) beds are available under a new Regional Stay-at-Home Order.  Rather than waiting until ICU bed availability reaches critical levels and delaying closures that are inevitable, the Health Officers for the Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and Santa Clara as well as the City of Berkeley jointly announced that they will implement the State’s Regional Stay Home Order now.
  • According to the joint news release, the six jurisdictions are working to ensure that all sectors have at least 48-hour notice of these closures, which is consistent with the State framework. Most of the Bay Area health officers will implement the State’s Regional Stay-At-Home Order as of Sunday, Dec. 6.  In Alameda County, it is scheduled to take effect on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, and Marin County’s order will take effect Tuesday, Dec. 8. The new restrictions will remain in place until Jan. 4, 2021.
  • The sector closures and restrictions on activity under the State’s Regional Stay-at-Home Order are described here

November 30, 2020

November 20, 2020

October 13, 2020

October 5, 2020

View COVID-19 News Items from Prior to October 5, 2020

County and National Public Health Information

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.

Santa Clara County Public Health Information  National Center for Disease Control (CDC)
 
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