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September 25, 2021

Santa Clara County: Covid case rate jumps among unvaccinated

The rate of positive Covid-19 cases among the unvaccinated in Santa Clara County is about 25.3 per 100,000 residents, according to a new data dashboard released this week by county officials. By contrast, fully vaccinated residents are testing positive at a rate of 6.8 cases...

All MHUSD classrooms set to reopen Aug. 12

Morgan Hill Unified School District is getting ready to welcome back students for in-person learning at all 14 schools for the fall semester starting Aug. 12. All of the district’s TK-12 students will be able to return to the classroom full-time, for the first time...

Indoor mask mandate returns to Santa Clara County

Health officials in seven Bay Area counties and the city of Berkeley issued a new indoor mask mandate Monday as the region faces a wave of new Covid-19 cases due to the more infectious delta variant and the remaining swath of unvaccinated residents. The mandate...

Covid vaccinations lag for those on Medi-Cal

Low-income Californians enrolled in Medi-Cal have been vaccinated at far lower rates than the overall population in all 58 counties, according to state data. The disparity reveals a strong economic divide between the vaccinated and unvaccinated throughout California. About 45% of Medi-Cal enrollees eligible for the...

State recommends indoor masks, regardless of vaccination

The California Department of Public Health formally recommended Wednesday that state residents resume wearing a face covering indoors, regardless of their vaccination status. The recommendation comes one day after the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued similar guidance for people who live in...

State requires vaccination or testing for healthcare workers

State officials announced Monday that healthcare workers and state employees will now be required to get vaccinated against Covid-19 or get tested regularly if they cannot verify their vaccination status. The requirement, which officials underscored is not a pure vaccination mandate, will take effect Aug....

Counties recommend employers require vaccination of workforce

Health officers from Santa Clara and two other counties announced today that they “strongly urge” all employers to consider workplace Covid-19 safety policies that require their workforces to become fully vaccinated. For any employees who are not yet fully vaccinated, employers are still required to...

Bay Area health officers encourage masking indoors

A coalition of Bay Area health officials urged residents across the region Friday to resume wearing a mask indoors regardless of vaccination status following an uptick in Covid-19 cases.  Officials in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Sonoma counties and...

‘White Flag’ display a tribute to 58 locals who died of Covid

An array of white flags on the civic center lawn on Peak Avenue represent 58 Morgan Hill residents who have died from Covid-19 since the pandemic began in early 2020. One was John Kenneth Miles—known to his great-grandchildren as “Grumpy”—who died on Christmas night at...

State announces agreement to extend eviction moratorium

State officials announced an agreement Friday on an extension of the state's moratorium on pandemic-related evictions through Sept. 30. The agreement between Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders in the state Assembly and Senate will continue to protect tenants from being evicted due to an...