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June3, 2020

County expands free Covid-19 testing

Santa Clara County this week expanded its local Covid-19 testing access with six new testing locations throughout the county.

Fentanyl deaths increase in Santa Clara County

Deaths from fentanyl, a powerful opioid drug, are drastically on the rise in Santa Clara County this year, and public health officials think stress and anxiety resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic might be contributing to the increase.

New order: Storefront pick-up is allowed

Santa Clara County health officials, noting “significant” progress in reducing the spread of Covid-19, announced a revised shelter-in-place order that loosens some restrictions beginning May 22. Under the new order, retail establishments can offer storefront pick-up, and manufacturing, warehousing...

Downtown business campaign goes live

The Morgan Hill Downtown Association has launched a fundraising campaign for downtown businesses struggling during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Nurses’ unions charge county with unfair labor practices

Two unions representing nurses and other essential employees of Santa Clara County jointly filed a claim accusing the county of unfair labor practices that left them insufficiently protected against Covid-19.

Chamber petition asks county to reopen economy

The Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce, “frustrated and disheartened” with prolonged stay-at-home orders and their impact on local businesses, has begun circulating a petition asking county officials to begin reopening the economy.

Filings show sample of Morgan Hill layoffs

Specialized Bicycle Components laid off 63 employees on April 21, state filings show, as businesses across the country fight to stay alive during a pandemic-induced shutdown.

Prado Foundation continues to help community

Even though Cecelia’s Closet and Food Pantry has temporarily closed its office and distribution facility in north Morgan Hill due to the Covid-19 public health crisis, the nonprofit’s leader continues to help families in need from her home with the help of volunteers and generous donors.

County: Covid-19 brings more stress, anxiety, depression

Throughout the month of May, the Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services Department is recognizing Mental Health Awareness Month by highlighting available resources and special events to bring awareness to mental health in local communities and help eliminate stigma around mental health issues.

By the numbers: 48 confirmed cases in MH

As of May 11, there have been a total of 2,341 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Santa Clara County, according to the county public health department’s website. A total of 129 people have died with Covid-19.