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COVID-19 Updates for Santa Clara County

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February 12, 2021
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Dear Neighbors,

This week the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department announced that it will not lift local indoor masking requirements when the State lifts its indoor masking requirement on February 16.  Instead, Santa Clara County will continue to base decisions on whether and when to lift indoor masking requirements on the risks posed by COVID-19, using clearly defined metrics related to vaccination, hospitalizations, and COVID-19 case rates.  Los Angeles County has likewise announced it will not immediately lift its local masking requirement.  The County anticipates that it will be able to lift indoor masking requirements in a matter of weeks, as case rates continue to decline.

Read the full press release at:
Indoor masking will no longer be required for those that are fully vaccinated in our county when the three metrics have been met:   Low community transmission   Low hospitalizations   80% vaccination rate for the total population or 8 weeks following approval of vaccinations for kids aged 5-11
Where we are currently (subject to change):   Over 80% of Santa Clara County's population is fully vaccinated with two doses of Pfizer or Moderna or one dose of Johnson & Johnson (not including boosters)     Metrics yet to be met:   COVID-19 hospitalizations in the jurisdiction are low and stable   The 7-day average of new cases per day is at or below 550 for at least a week

Pick up free At-Home COVID Antigen Tests

Six Santa Clara County Library District locations will offer a drive-thru distribution of free At-Home COVID-19 Antigen test. Each vehicle will receive two free boxes of tests (4 tests total). No appointments needed and tests will be available on a first come, first-served basis, while supplies last. 

Drive-Thru locations:   Wed 2/9   Los Altos Library 1pm-5pm  13 S. San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022    Thurs, 2/10   Cupertino Library 3pm-7pm  10800 Torre Ave, Cupertino, CA 95014     Milpitas Library 3pm-7pm  160 N. Main Street, Milpitas, CA 95035     Fri 2/11    Gilroy Library 1pm-5pm   350 W. Sixth St. Gilroy, CA 95020     Saratoga Library 1pm-5pm   13650 Saratoga Ave.   Saratoga, CA 95070     Sat 2/12    Morgan Hill Library 1pm-5pm   W. Main Ave, Morgan Hill, CA 95037 
For more information, visit 

Together in health, County of Santa Clara

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Show love this Valentine’s Day and get the COVID-19 booster together with your loved ones. Schedule an appointment together today, and visit 💏🏽 

This Valentine’s Day, spread love instead of COVID by wearing a well fitted mask. A single KN95 or N95 mask provides higher levels of protection. ❤️😷 
Getting vaccinated this Valentine’s day can help increase your protection against COVID-19. Protect your loved ones and schedule an appointment today at ❤️🥰 

Dr. Cody Gives an Update on Indoor Masking Requirements

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