For the health and safety of our community partners, residents, and staff, the Office of Immigrant Relations (OIR) and the Division of Equity & Social Justice (DESJ) continues to monitor the development of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) and remains in close contact with the County of Santa Clara Public Health Officials.
Based on the latest development of COVID-19 and recommendations from the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department (PHD), we will implement the latest guidance for all programs and services.
At this time, we will postpone or cancel upcoming gatherings organized, facilitated, and/or supported by our office where large numbers of people are within arm’s length of one another. These events include:
- Beacon of Light Awards Friday March 13 at Santa Clara University
- Citizenship Day 2020 Saturday April 4 at San Jose City College
- South County Citizenship Saturday March 28 at Gavilan College
- Large face to face Public Charge Trainings (webinars available)
Please note that the New Americans Fellowship scheduled to take place June - September is not cancelled.
OIR will identify future dates for these events and will provide updates with advance notice. We appreciate your commitment to the communities you serve and we are sorry for the inconvenience this may have caused.
We understand that the new guidance can have a tremendous impact on the lives of people in our community. This is a critical moment in the growing outbreak of COVID-19 in Santa Clara County and the latest guide will help all of us take proactive steps to protect the health of our community and potentially slow the spread of the disease.
OIR encourages everyone to stay aware of the latest information on COVID-19, available on the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department (http://sccphd.org/coronavirus) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov).
Remember, things are changing quickly. The link below provides a list of guides on how to protect yourself, your loved ones, and the communities you serve.
New Guidance / Information:
These guides include information for:
- Individuals and households
- Schools and parents
- Mass gatherings
- Businesses and workplaces
- Community Based Organizations
- Law Enforcement
- Healthcare Providers
- and more
If you have additional questions related to OIR, please contact our office by phone or via email