We are still waiting for adequate vaccine supply from the State to utilize our vaccination capacity, despite Thursday’s announcement that vaccine eligibility would expand to Californians age 50 and over on April 1 and then include individuals age 16 and over on April 15.
“We are excited to expand eligibility. That is why we have been scaling up capacity so rapidly – so that we can quickly vaccinate as many eligible people who live and work here as possible,” said Dr. Marty Fenstersheib, COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Officer for the County of Santa Clara. “Currently, our challenge is not one of capacity or eligibility, but supply.”
Earlier this week, the State of California also announced that the County of Santa Clara met the requirements to move into the Orange Tier of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
The following changes went into effect on Wednesday, March 24:
All activities authorized under the State’s Orange Tier, including indoor dining, can resume in accordance with State capacity limits and safety protocols, including:
- Indoor dining at maximum 50% capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer;
- Retail stores and shopping centers indoors with modifications;
- Gyms and fitness centers indoors at maximum 25% capacity, with indoor pools open
- Movie theaters at maximum 50% capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer
- Family entertainment centers indoors at maximum 25% capacity with modifications for areas of increased risk of proximity; and
- Zoos, museums, and aquariums at 50% maximum indoor capacity.
- Places of worship at a maximum 50% capacity
- Outdoor Bars where no meal is provide
The County’s October 5th Risk Reduction Order, which requires everyone to follow all State orders and guidance, maintain distance, and wear face coverings as much as possible, remains in effect.
The Order also requires all businesses and other entities to maximize telework, post a Social Distancing Protocol outlining specific COVID-19 safety plans, and promptly report any cases to the Public Health Department.
Together in health,
County of Santa Clara