Teachers, childcare workers, and support staff members in the education sector will be offered COVID-19 vaccine as part of the state of California’s Phase 1B, Tier 1. Like other counties, the County of Santa Clara follows the required sequence for vaccination laid out by the federal government and state. Currently, the state has authorized vaccination of individuals in all three tiers of Phase 1A. When the state allows vaccination of people in Phase 1B, vaccine providers in Santa Clara County will do so. When they are eligible for vaccine, individuals who are patients of large health systems will be directed to obtain vaccination from those systems, including Kaiser Permanente, Sutter/Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Stanford, and El Camino Health.
When more information is available, we will share that information on the County’s website in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Tagalog.
Coronavirus or COVID-19 has us all feeling uncertain. By empowering us to control a few simple things, we can help protect our loved ones, students, coworkers, and our community. These are also expectations.
Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy. Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives watch the CDC three minute video Fight germs. Wash your hands.
Wash your hands before entering our buildings for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, dry completely. If no soap and water available, use hand sanitizer. Wash throughout the day at least every two hours and after handling shared equipment, eating, using the toilet, blowing your nose or throwing out trash.
All Essential Businesses are required to prepare, post, and implement a Social Distancing Protocol at each of their facilities at which they are maintaining operations. Please read the complete order from the Santa Clara County Health Department. To help protect yourself if you are out in public remain a minimum of six feet in distance from others, use face coverings, and wash your hands as frequently as possible.
Stay at least six feet apart, use Zoom to meet with colleagues, parents and students, etc. Meet outside when possible and only in small groups.
Coronavirus spreads when an infected person speaks, sneezes, or coughs (through droplets hanging in the air). You may have the virus and spread it even if you feel well. To prevent infection, you must cover your nose and mouth when outside your home. Furthermore, wearing a mask is now required statewide.
Wearing a mask or cloth face covering can slow the spread of COVID-19 by limiting the release of virus into the air. It also reinforces physical distancing and shows you care about the health of others. The CDC recommends you always continue to practice safe social distancing (also known as physical distancing) by keeping six feet between yourself and others. Face coverings and face masks should not substitute social distancing.
An emergency care doctor explains when to wear a face mask, and how to do it the right way. Watch the video here.
Please click on this link for more valuable information and guidance about face coverings from the Santa Clara County Health Department.
Be sure your mask is in good shape, clean and wash after each use. Keep it in a clean baggie when not in use. Do not touch your mask once wearing it. Remove by the ear straps. Do not wear your mask around your neck or hang from your ears and remove only when eating, drinking, or virtually teaching. One time masks are to be thrown away at the end of the day.
We will regularly update this Hub with new resources to support safe in-person instruction. Find the latest below.
MetroED COVID-19 Information and Resources
We aim to prevent the spread of infection with enhanced protocols, reconfigured campus spaces, and careful control of campus access. We have been taking steps to respond to your needs. For COVID-19 questions or concerns, please email email@example.com or call (408) 723-4245.
The Stronger Together Public Service Announcements Video Series provides residents of Santa Clara County and beyond with useful information about staying healthy, safe and connected during the COVID-19 pandemic.