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COVID-19 Updates for Santa Clara County

Latest news for our community.
July 11, 2020

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Dear Neighbors,

Silicon Valley has led the world in many ways, and our response to the pandemic is no exception. As COVID-19 rates across our state and region continue to increase, the County Health Officer is shifting to a new approach to contain the virus and protect the safety of our community. 

The County’s new Risk Reduction Order takes effect on July 13, and allows additional activities such as hair and nail services, gyms, and outdoor gatherings of up to 60 people to resume, but it requires strict social distancing protocols, consistent use of face coverings, and significant capacity limits for those activities to occur.

Even though we are resuming more activities, there are many reasons to be concerned. We must all remain vigilant because each of us has a responsibility to be thoughtful with our choices to protect the strangers we pass by at the grocery store or on the hiking trail, our neighbors, and the people we love. We cannot stress it enough that we must be selfless and be willing to make sacrifices to defeat the virus. We are the ones who have the power to stop it.

Thank you,
County of Santa Clara 


What You Need to Know for July 13

Look for the NEW Check Mark dated July 2, 2020 before entering any business to ensure they are following Social Distancing Protocols required by the Health Officer. You can also report a business for not following the protocols. 
Each business industry must follow specific protocols to remain open. There are 12 in total, and include:
Your actions save lives. Watch the Break the Chain video and remember to always:
  1. Cover your face
  2. Maintain space
  3. Stay in place (as much as possible)

Q & A about the New July 13, 2020 Health Order

County Counsel James Williams discusses which activities will resume on July 13, what risk reduction means, and the responsibility of businesses to follow Social Distancing Protocols.

In Supervisor Wasserman's words...

"The new order and directives for businesses -- with strict measures to keep workers and customers safe -- is a roadmap through our new normal."

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County of Santa Clara Public Health Department
976 Lenzen Avenue, 2nd Floor | San Jose, CA 95126

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