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COVID-19 Updates for Santa Clara County

Latest news for our community.
July 31, 2021
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Dear Neighbors,

COVID-19 cases have been on the rise since the relaxing of community and workplace transmission protections in mid-June, abetted by the highly contagious Delta variant.

As a result, the County has taken the following steps:

  • Recommending the wearing of face coverings in indoor public areas for everyone (regardless of vaccination status)
  • Urging employers to consider implementing workplace COVID-19 vaccine requirements for all employees

For any employees who are not yet fully vaccinated, employers must require and enforce masking under current state law. In addition, employers are encouraged to require frequent COVID-19 testing of unvaccinated employees.

Vaccinating as many people as possible, as soon as possible, continues to be our best defense against severe COVID-19 infection, and the harm it can do to our region. Vaccines are safe, effective, free, and widely available to everyone 12 and older. Find a site near you by visiting or calling 2-1-1.

People with the following symptoms (regardless of vaccination status) are encouraged to speak with a trusted healthcare provider, and consider getting tested for COVID-19:

To find a testing site near you, visit The Santa Clara County Fairgrounds is also accepting both drop-ins and appointments at:

Expo Hall (enter through Gate D)
2542 Monterey Road, San Jose, CA 95111

Hours of Operation:
Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursdays to Mondays: 8:30 am – 3:45pm 

A collection of frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 testing can be found here. Make sure to also keep an eye on our dashboard numbers.

Additionally, we've also announced the winners of the last raffle in our Vax to Win series! Below are the winning numbers to see Bad Bunny, the Weeknd, or Evanescence & Halestorm:

Congratulations to our final winners!

Together in health,
County of Santa Clara


More from this week:

“We are planning to get him vaccinated because COVID can potentially cause life-threatening conditions or long haul symptoms. Getting vaccinated is our best protection.” - Erin, San José parent
If you haven't already, help reduce the spread of COVID-19 by getting vaccinated.

Visit to find a vaccination site near you!
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The vaccine does not harm reproductive health, fertility, or virility, and are as safe as any vaccine your child has received in the past.

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