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May 11, 2021

School board postpones in-person return to April 12

The Morgan Hill Unified School District has postponed local schools’ scheduled return to in-person instruction to April 12. The MHUSD board of trustees unanimously approved the new full-time, district-wide in-person return date at the March 3 meeting. District officials in January had decided to bring...

Indoor dining and more can resume as Santa Clara County moves to Red Tier

Indoor dining, gyms, movie theaters and other activities can resume with limitations after the state moved Santa Clara County into a less-restrictive tier due to its dipping Covid-19 numbers. On March 3, the county will be classified in the Red Tier of the state’s reopening...

Clinic in Morgan Hill brings Covid-19 vaccine to 1,000 farmworkers

An effort to vaccinate 1,000 farmworkers this week at Monterey Mushrooms’ north Morgan Hill facility began Sunday morning—the first day that frontline workers in the agricultural industry are eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine in Santa Clara County. Public health experts and labor advocates say that...

Jobless claims decline as coronavirus cases ease

By Patricia Cohen, @nytimes New claims for unemployment fell last week, the government reported Thursday, the latest sign that the labor market’s recovery, however slow and unsteady, is continuing. “The numbers look encouraging on the face of it,” said Gregory Daco, chief U.S. economist at Oxford...

County expects to move into ‘Red Tier’ next week

With the Covid-19 vaccine making its way through the local population and case rates and hospitalizations declining, Santa Clara County officials expect the state to loosen its public gathering guidelines by next week. And on Feb. 25, Public Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody announced a...

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...