Today, Dr. Sara Cody, Santa Clara County Health Officer and Public Health Director announced an updated order to extend the order to shelter in place through May 3. Additional restrictions were also announced. These actions were taken to further reduce the number of people with whom all individuals come in contact, every day. The more quickly we reduce the number of contacts each of us has, the more quickly and effectively we can “flatten the curve,” reducing strain on the health care system and saving lives.
New restrictions include:
Use of playgrounds, dog parks, public picnic areas, and similar recreational areas is prohibited. These areas must be closed to public use.
Use of shared public recreational facilities such as golf courses, tennis and basketball courts, pools, and rock walls is prohibited. These facilities must be closed for recreational use.
Sports requiring people to share a ball or other equipment must be limited to people in the same household
Requires essential businesses to develop a social distancing protocol before April 3
Most construction—residential and commercial—is prohibited
Funerals limited to no more than 10 people attending
Essential businesses expanded to include service providers that enable residential transactions (notaries, title companies, Realtors, etc.); funeral homes and cemeteries; moving companies, rental car companies and rideshare services that specifically enable essential activities
Essential businesses that continue to operate facilities must scale down operations to their essential component only
For your reference, all of the new information can be found on our website at: www.sccphd.org/coronavirus . FAQs have been updated in English, and additional language FAQs will be provided in the next day. Questions about interpretation of the order can be submitted through the webform after reviewing the detailed FAQs.
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.
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