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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.