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Update from Alyssa from Santa Clara County Health Department

April 22, 2020 by Alyssa Lynch 1 comments

Hi Everyone,

Today at noon, Governor Newsom will provide an update on when California can reopen, and what needs to happen first. Tune in to Channel 2 Live.

Today's information comes directly from the report sent last night by 'Santa Clara County Health department."  Some of the information may seem repetitive, but they asked us to reemphasize information that can help our county make greater gains. The ask was regarding "Social Distancing." It is a "must." People are not taking it seriously, and that is how the infection continues to spread.

The good news is that we are doing a good job in flattening the curve, and we are reasonably well prepared to take care of current and future hospitalization needs.  Dr. Cody cautioned, however, that the work is far from done. Community transmission is still in the same place it was when the first Shelter in Place Order went into effect on March 16; without social distancing, every positive case still will produce three to four new cases. There were 27 news cases

We will eventually move into a new phase, and much of the discussion,Yesterday's meeting centered around what needs to be put in place to achieve that. More widespread testing capacity, extensive contact tracing resources, and personal protective equipment (PPE) are among the areas of significant ongoing need. 

USPS Delivery Changes

Due to COVID-19, the U.S. Postal Services is making a variety of service changes. Two- and three-day service commitments for First-Class Package Service and Priority Mail is being extended to three and four. However, overnight and one-day Priority Mail will not change. Return to Sender timeframes will generally be extended from 15 to 30 days. International shipping has been suspended to many countries. The list of countries with mail service interruption is updated frequently here.

New California Website for COVID-19 Volunteers:


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.