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March 6, 2021

Mass Covid-19 vaccination site opens at Gilroy High

South County’s first mass Covid-19 vaccination site opened at Gilroy High School on Feb. 24, and health officials are hopeful the location can serve up to 2,000 people daily, dependent on supply. The vaccination clinic at 750 West 10th St. uses the main and auxiliary...

Vaccinations reach Morgan Hill

Covid-19 vaccinations have begun to reach residents of Morgan Hill and Gilroy, where the pandemic continues to take a disproportionate toll compared to other communities in Santa Clara County. The county’s public health department, in coordination with city officials, hosted a vaccination site at the...

Covid-19: Vaccine available in Morgan Hill Tuesday, Wednesday

Residents age 65 and older can line up to receive their Covid-19 vaccine at a two-day vaccination site this week at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center. Vaccines will be administered on a first-come, first-served basis from 10am to 3pm Feb. 23 and 24,...

Covid-19: By the numbers

Below are the latest Covid-19 data from Santa Clara County and Johns Hopkins University: As of Feb. 19: World: 110,562,484 cases; 2,448,188 deaths U.S.: 27,950,547 cases; 495,015 deaths Santa Clara County: 108,255 cases; 1,708 deaths Morgan Hill: 3,304 cases Gilroy: 7,128 cases San Jose: 71,399 cases As of Feb. 10: World: 107,179,340...

State allows youth sports to resume

By Eli Walsh, Bay City News Foundation Outdoor youth sports will soon be allowed to resume in California counties that meet a threshold for coronavirus cases, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday. Outdoor sports like football and baseball will be allowed to resume as early as next...

Personal care industry reopens after year of stops and starts

Workers in the beauty industry usually celebrate the winter holidays with more work. In a regular year, a surge of bookings can double or triple the income of a hairstylist. But, in 2020, the most glamorous time of year—a mainstay of the $50 billion beauty...

Santa Clara County to expand vaccine eligibility to teachers, ag workers

Beginning Feb. 28, workers in education, childcare, emergency services, and the food and agriculture industries will be eligible to be vaccinated against Covid-19 in Santa Clara County. County officials announced the expanded eligibility Feb. 17 after citing strong progress toward vaccinating the current group of...

Appeals court upholds county ban on indoor religious gatherings

By Bay City News Santa Clara County officials are applauding a federal court's ruling that affirmed the county's ban on indoor gatherings. The ruling reversed the court's earlier decision to provide an exception for churches to the county's prohibition of indoor gatherings of any kind, after...

South African coronavirus strain detected in two Bay Area counties

Public health officials say they’ve detected the first known cases of a South African Covid-19 variant in Santa Clara and Alameda counties. Chief health officers in each jurisdiction, doctors Sara Cody and Nicholas Moss, hosted a press conference Feb. 10 to field questions about the...

Morgan Hill’s infection rate accelerates

Morgan Hill has overtaken the city of San Jose as the county’s second most infected city, according to county data released Monday. For much of the pandemic, San Jose’s rate per 100,000 residents has been exceeded only by Gilroy, the city with the county’s...