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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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I hope this finds you well.

Free COVID-19 testing is now available in Santa Clara County for anyone who wants it, whether you have symptoms or not.

One of the keys to containing the pandemic and reopening our economy is the ability to widely and quickly test Santa Clara County residents for COVID-19. This new free testing a big step in that direction.

Testing is being offered in San Jose at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Rd., and PAL Stadium, 680 S. 34th Street.

Testing is being offered at no cost to individuals as a service of the State of California in collaboration with Verily, an Alphabet company. To be eligible, you must be 18 years or older, have photo ID, and electronically sign a COVID-19 Public Health Authorization Form and Lab Consent.

You can make an appointment in English or Spanish at

New Cash Benefit Available for Children Eligible for Free or Reduced-Price Meals
There is a new cash benefit for families with children eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school.

The Pandemic EBT provides up to $365 per eligible child on an EBT card. The card is separate from the CalFresh EBT.

Students who are certified for meals directly (i.e., because they receive CalFresh, Medi-Cal, CalWorks, or are certified as a child in Foster Care or certified as experiencing homelessness or as a migrant) will receive the card automatically in the mail by May 22nd.  

All other free-and-reduced eligible families will need to apply between May 22 and June 30 here. A family’s immigration status does not matter.

This assistance is in addition to CalFresh and other benefits families may be receiving.
Vietnamese-Speaking business owners, including non-profit organizations and independent contractors, can learn about the federal Paycheck Protection Program during an interactive webinar hosted by the Small Business Development Center in partnership with the City of San Jose tomorrow, May 21st, at 3 PM.

Participants will get updated information about available resources for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Nga Nguyen, Director of Vietnamese American SBDC will be the keynote speaker. RSVP here.

Kính mời quý vị tham dự diễn đàn doanh nghiệp-người lao động được tổ chức bởi Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center & thành phố San Jose vào lúc 3 giờ chiều ngày thứ 5 ngày 21 tháng 5 năm 2020. Quý doanh nghiệp tham dự diễn đàn này sẽ được tìm hiểu thêm về chương trình Paycheck Protection Program và những chương trình khác dành cho các tiểu thương bị ảnh hưởng bởi đại dịch COVID-19. Diễn giả: Nga Nguyễn, Giám đốc SBDC Việt Mỹ. Vui lòng ghi danh tại

Be well,
Santa Clara County COVID-19 Case Numbers, Hospital Capacity, and Testing Dashboards Can Be Found Here
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