Beginning on February 28th, healthcare providers in Santa Clara County will be expanding access to COVID-19 vaccination to workers in the three occupational sectors in Phase 1B of the State’s prioritization plan. These sectors include food and agriculture, education and childcare, and emergency services. For more information about the State’s definition of these workforce sectors, please visit this link
Vaccinating those 65 and older and health care workers remain a critical priority.
Vaccination Communication Toolkit for Essential Workers
The CDC has designed a COVID-19 Vaccination Communication Toolkit for Essential Workers to help employers build confidence in this important new vaccine. The toolkit will help employers across various industries educate their workforce about COVID-19 vaccines, raise awareness about the benefits of vaccination, and address common questions and concerns.
Test Locations in Santa Clara County
COVID Testing LocationsThe community testing program operated by Santa Clara Valley Medical Center continues to offer extensive drop-in and appointment-based COVID-19 testing at several locations across the county. Residents can book an appointment for the Fairgrounds or the various rotating city sites in Vietnamese, Chinese, Spanish, or English. Visit www.sccfreetest.org to search for an available site by City or Date, or to see the complete list of available County testing sites.
Additional Community-Based and State-Operated Testing Options
Mandatory Health Officer Directives
Effective January 25, 2021, all businesses, entities, and individuals in Santa Clara County are subject to the restrictions in the Purple Tier of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, and to additional restrictions that the County Health Officer has imposed. As always, businesses, entities, and individuals must follow both the State and County Health Officer Orders.
The following documents can be reviewed for further information on the Revised Order.
- The County of Santa Clara October 5 Revised Risk Reduction Order
- NEW Executive Summary of Changes Effective January 25, 2021
- COVID-19 Capacity Limitations
- Requirements for ALL Businesses
- What Customers Should See in Every Business
- Guidance to Ventilation and Air Filtration Systems
The following documents are the Mandatory Health Officer Directives that specify requirements for businesses and activities:
- Capacity Limitations
- Personal Care Services
- Public Transit
- Lodging Facilities
- Agriculture, Food Packing, and Food Processing Businesses
- Programs Serving Children or Youth
- Collegiate and Professional Athletics
- Amusement Parks
- Long-Term Care Facilities
- Youth and Adult Recreational Athletic Activities