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Interesting Information from 4-13-20 Santa Clara County Health Department report

April 14, 2020 by Alyssa Lynch 0 comments

Hi Everyone,

Happy Tuesday! Below is a portion of the most recent SCC Health Department report.

I found it very interesting. I suggest that you click on the link "agreement." This information continues to walk us through the process of managing COVID-19 in all the phases.

West Coast Governors Vision for Reopening the Economy

Yesterday, California Governor Gavin Newsom, Oregon Governor Kate Brown and Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced an agreement on a shared vision for reopening their economies and controlling COVID-19 into the future.  The pact focuses on three areas of agreement:


1) Our residents’ health comes first.

  • As home to one in six Americans and gateway to the rest of the world, the West Coast has an outsized stake in controlling and ultimately defeating COVID-19.

2) Health outcomes and science – not politics – will guide these decisions.

  • Modifications to our states’ stay at home orders must be made based off our understanding of the total health impacts of COVID-19, including: the direct impact of the disease on our communities.

3) Our states will only be effective by working together.

  • Each state plans to work with its local leaders and communities within its borders to understand what’s happening on the ground and adhere to an agreed upon approach.

The seven Bay Area health officers who jointly issued our shelter-in-place orders continue to monitor the latest science and data to determine next steps within our region.  Because transmission is localized regionally, a coordinated decision by health officers is essential to protecting lives and preventing disease.

Have a safe day, -- Alyssa

Alyssa Lynch

This article was written by Alyssa Lynch, Superintendent at Metropolitan Education District, which operates Silicon Valley Career Technical Education and Silicon Valley Adult Education. She has been a critical voice for Career Technical Education for 25 years.