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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

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I hope this finds you well.

California Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar will swear me in for my final term on the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Thursday, December 17, at 6 p.m.

It’s hard to believe I’ve had the honor to serve as the Supervisor for Santa Clara County’s District 2 for seven years. I will begin serving my third and final term on the Board of Supervisors starting January 1, 2021.

You can register to view the virtual ceremony here.

During the ceremony, I will offer some brief reflections on our accomplishments, the efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, and what we hope to accomplish in the next four years. 


Santa Clara County received its first 5,850 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine today, providing a glimmer of hope in the long fight to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the community. This delivery is the first of the initial 17,550 doses allocated to Santa Clara County by the State of California, 230 of which will go to San Benito County per the state’s direction. The remaining doses in the allocation will ship from the manufacturer directly to hospitals around the County and are expected to arrive later this week.

These early doses will be for people in the highest risk categories, as set by the state and federal government. This includes front line healthcare workers at acute care hospitals, as well as residents and staff at skilled nursing facilities.

Although the arrival of a small number of vaccines across the state and the county brings much hope, we remain in the most dangerous phase of the pandemic, with COVID-19 spreading rapidly throughout the county, the state, and across the country.  It is critical that all county residents continue to wear masks, not gather with others, continue to socially distance from anyone outside their household, and stay home as much as possible.

Distribution of the vaccine will follow the requirements from the federal and state governments, which set the sequence for groups to receive the vaccine. The County expects to soon receive additional information from the State of California about future vaccine allocation, distributions, requirements, and timelines.


The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has updated the guidelines for home isolation and quarantining.

Residents who have traveled more than 150 miles, or who have come into close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19 should stay home for 10 days and continue monitoring themselves for symptoms for 4 additional days.

If you develop any COVID-19 symptoms you should get tested that day. if you have no symptoms, you should get tested on the sixth or seventh day after you traveled or were in close contact with a COVID-19 case.

You can find more information about the isolation and quarantine process, including what is and is not allowed, here.

Free COVID-19 Appointment Testing
  • Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, Parking Lot A:
    • 344 Tully Rd., San Jose
    • Monday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Tuesday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    • Friday from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    • Click here to schedule an appointment.
  • Roots Community Health Center:
    • Antioch Baptist Church, 268 E. Julian St., San Jose
    • Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Gardner Health Services:
    • Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1700 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose
    • Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • AACI Health Center:
    • 749 Story Rd., #50, San Jose
    • Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Verily’s Project Baseline at Mount Pleasant High School:
    • 1750 S. White Road, San Jose 
    • Monday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m.  
    • Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
    • Click here to schedule an appointment.
  • Verily’s Project Baseline at Independence High School:
    • 617 N. Jackson Ave., San Jose 
    • Monday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m.  
    • Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
    • Click here to schedule an appointment.
  • OptumServe at James Lick High School:
    • 2951 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose
    • Tuesday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
    • Click here or call (888) 634-1123 to schedule an appointment.
Free COVID-19 Drop-In Testing
  • South County Annex (formerly Del Buono Elementary):
    • 9300 Wren Avenue, Gilroy
    • Tuesday, December 15 through Friday, December 18 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Emmanuel Baptist Church:
    • 467 N. White Rd., San Jose
    • Tuesday, December 15 through Friday, December 18 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • San Ysidro Park:
    • 7700 Murray Ave., Gilroy
    • Tuesday December 15 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • East San Jose Public Health Resource Hub:
    • 1775 Story Rd., San Jose
    • Friday, December 18 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Residents can make appointments (often same day) and find more testing locations throughout the County at or by calling 2-1-1. 
Santa Clara County COVID-19 Case Numbers, Hospital Capacity, and Testing Dashboards Can Be Found Here
On December 22, there will be a virtual community engagement session to discuss the next steps in the completion of the Vietnamese American Service Center (VASC). This will be a special online session to receive an update from the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, Santa Clara County Facilities and Fleet Department, and Shin Gray Studio, the lighting artist.  The session will also provide the opportunity for the County to receive community feedback and input on the lighting concept.

3:30 – 4:30pm


Translation will be provided.

For more information, please contact Amy Nguyen at 408-930-9543 or

Giám Sát Viên Cindy Chavez kính mới quí đồng hương tham dự phiên họp cộng đồng để thảo luận những bước kế tiếp trong tiến trình xây dựng Trung Tâm Phục Vụ Người Mỹ Gốc Việt (VASC). Đây là một phiên họp đặc biệt để cập nhật thông tin từ Hội Đồng Giám Sát Quận Hạt, Cơ Quan Vận Xa và Đấu Thầu Xây Cất Công Sở Quận Hạt và Shin Gray Studio, kiến trúc mỹ thuật.

Phiên họp này sẽ giúp quí đồng hương có cơ hội đóng góp ý kiến cho bản thiết kế về khái niệm mỹ thuật ánh sáng của Trung Tâm Phục Vụ Người Mỹ Gốc Việt.

THỨ BA, NGÀY 22 THÁNG 12, 2020, TỪ 3:30-4:30 PM

Xin quý vị vui lòng ghi danh trên mạng vào ngày Thứ sáu, ngày 18 Tháng 12, 2020 tại:

Sẽ có chuyên viên thông dịch.

Để biết thêm chi tiết, xin liên lạc Amy Nguyễn tại số 408-930-9543 hoặc


Overfelt High School is raising funds for scholarships for the Class of 2021 while keeping the community safe by creating a holiday drive thru experience. The entire community is able to experience a festival of lights with more than 200 decorated trees through December 17.

You can make a donation to the scholarship fund here.

After the drive-thru festival concludes, the trees will be donated to needy families in the community who would not otherwise be able to afford a holiday tree.

Be well,
Copyright © 2020 Santa Clara County Supervisor Cindy Chavez, All rights reserved.

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