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For COVID-19 questions, email covidliaison@metroed.net or call 408-723-4245
 
 

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COVID-19 testing is free, easy, and safe. 

Get tested now! Click here for open sites across the community.  

The recent increase in new cases is distressing but cautionary because it is evidence that we still need to practice guidelines given by the Santa Clara County Public Health Department in order for us to truly be safe. In response to this news, we are grateful that more free testing sites have opened up throughout the county. This will provide even more people with the opportunity to get free testing for the virus, and to be treated sooner which can lower the risk of infecting others and further spreading of this disease.

We also cannot stress enough the importance of continuing our own personal health and safety routines that also combat the spread of COVID-19. As such, face coverings in public are still required, as well as your attention to social distancing, handwashing and keeping work surfaces clean. As a reminder, many germs and viruses are found on the surfaces in your personal workspace and home. 

 

Santa Clara County Public Health Order Updates

The Santa Clara County Health Officer issued a new Order on July 2, 2020 and is effective as of July 13, 2020. Below is the July 2 Order and additional resources.

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COVID19 isn't going away anytime soon and it's up to all of us to keep healthy.

1f449 Wear a mask.

1f449 Wash your hands.

1f449 Physically distance.

1f449 Avoid mixing with people outside your household.

 

Work surfaces that should be regularly wiped clean include:

  • Desk spaces
  • Keyboards and mice
  • Mousepads
  • Phones, including cell phones
  • Staplers
  • Tape dispensers
  • Light switches
  • Chair arms

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidance

Emerging evidence suggests a significant number of people may be infected with COVID-19 who are asymptomatic and capable of spreading the virus to others. People are now considered to be infectious 48 hours before the start of their symptoms until their isolation period ends. This makes social distancing and frequent hand washing even more critical.

Santa Clara County Health Department

The Santa Clara County Health Department has updated shelter in place order. For guidance on the new order please click here. For additional guidance on what's open click here

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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

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.

Social Distancing Protocols

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.

Face Coverings
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.

 

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