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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

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I hope this finds you well.

More than 50,000 Santa Clara County residents are scheduled to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the next seven days as we continue to ramp up vaccination efforts.

The biggest bottleneck in vaccinating County residents continues to be the supply of vaccine that the County and private health care providers are receiving from the State of California and the federal government.

If you are age 65 or older and the County Health System is your healthcare provider, or you have no health coverage, you can make an appointment to get vaccinated at www.sccfreevax.org. That website also includes the most up-to-date information about who is eligible for vaccination and how to get vaccinated.

Stanford Healthcare and El Camino Health are also vaccinating those age 65 or older. Because of limited vaccine supply, Kaiser Permanente and Palo Alto Medical Foundation are only vaccinating those age 75 or older plus qualifying health workers. the most up-to-date information on who qualifies for vaccination and how to make an appointment is also at www.sccfreevax.org.


You can track the progress of COVID-19 vaccinations in Santa Clara County through an online dashboard here. The dashboard also includes information the most current information the County has about the vaccination efforts of the private health care providers.

While we are able to vaccinate more and more people, our hospitals remain far too crowded with COVID-19 patients. It remains more important than ever that we continue to follow the current public health guidance:
  • Stay home except for essential activities
  • Wear a mask when leaving home
  • Limit interactions with people outside your immediate household
  • Keep physical distance of at least 6 feet apart
  • Wash hands for 20 seconds
  • Get the COVID-19 vaccine if you are eligible and vaccine is available in your area.

The Santa Clara County Assessor's Office is holding a virtual workshop on Thursday, February 4, at 1:30 p.m. about the implementation of Proposition 19.

Proposition 19 was approved by California voters in November 2020. It changes state law in connection with how properties can be transferred from parents, and grandparents, to children without being reassessed. It also also expands benefits for seniors, disabled property owners, and victims of disasters to transfer their assessed value to another home in any California county.

“Many of the provisions of the Proposition 19 are confusing, ambiguous, and conflict with the initial intent,” said Assessor Larry Stone. “Proposition 19 was rushed through the Legislature in just six days at the end of the legislative session.”

During the workshop, the Assessor's Office will provide an update on new compliance forms, how Proposition 58/193 will be phased out, what major ambiguous issues have been resolved thus far, and how they may address vague provisions not resolved by the State Legislature.

You can find more information and register for the workshop here.

 
Free COVID-19 Appointment Testing
  • Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, Parking Lot A:
    • 344 Tully Rd., San Jose
    • Monday from 7 a.m. to 3:00 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.
Free COVID-19 Drop-In Testing
  • South County Annex (formerly Del Buono Elementary):
    • 9300 Wren Avenue, Gilroy
    • Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Public Health Story Road Hub:
    • 1775 Story Rd., San Jose
    • Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • 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.
  • Emmanuel Baptist Church:
    • 467 N. White Rd., San Jose
    • Tuesday through Friday 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 www.sccfreetest.org or by calling 2-1-1. 
Santa Clara County COVID-19 Case Numbers, Hospital Capacity, and Testing Dashboards Can Be Found Here
 
The City of San Jose is holding a Community Healing and Economic Recovery Listening Session on Friday, February 5, at 9 a.m.

The purpose of the session is to understand the collective vision of the Mayor and City Council for community healing and economic recovery in the near-term and long-term.

During the listening session, there will be an opportunity for the public to comment.

You can find more information, including the agenda, how to view or listen, and how to make a comment here.

Be well,
 
Cindy
 
Copyright © 2021 Santa Clara County Supervisor Cindy Chavez, All rights reserved.


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