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June 21, 2024

CDC: Covid exposure no longer requires quarantine

People who have been exposed to Covid-19 will no longer be required to quarantine under updated public health guidance issued Aug. 11 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those exposed to the virus are now encouraged to wear a mask for 10...

Demand jumps for blood donors

More than two years after the Covid-19 pandemic started, hospitals and medical facilities throughout the region are still “desperate” for blood supplies for their patients, according to an American Red Cross representative. One way that many people, organizations and venues are committed to helping...

City council, board of supes continue to play it safe with remote meetings

Most elected government bodies, councils and boards in the Bay Area have resumed in-person meetings as vaccination rates have climbed and Covid-19 pandemic restrictions have eased. But the Morgan Hill City Council and Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors are among the few remaining holdouts,...

County obtains Novavax inoculation doses

Santa Clara County announced Tuesday that it has acquired the new Novavax Covid-19 vaccine and will begin administering the vaccine at all County Health System vaccination sites on Aug. 2. Unlike the currently available Pfizer and Moderna vaccines that use an mRNA-based approach to developing...

Officials urge Covid-19 vaccines for youngest children

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With the first day of school rapidly approaching and Covid-19 circulating at a high rate, health officials are urging parents to get their youngest vaccinated against the virus. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention authorized vaccinations for children ages 6 months to 5...

FDA approves first non-prescription Covid test that also detects flu

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued its approval Monday of the first non-prescription at-home Covid-19 test that also detects the flu.  The test allows users to swab the inside of their nose and send the sample to the test's manufacturer, Labcorp, for analysis. In...

With Covid rates rising, health officials urge caution

With the Bay Area currently showing the highest Covid-19 infection rates in California, health officers are reminding people of the importance of safety precautions such as continued masking indoors and vaccine boosters. The current wave of infections is fueled by the highly contagious Omicron subvariants,...

City, Safeway to host May 3 vaccine clinic in Morgan Hill

The City of Morgan Hill will host a free Covid-19 vaccination clinic 4-7pm May 3 at the Community & Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road. First, second and booster vaccines will be available for walk-ins and appointments.  No insurance or proof of immigration status is required....

Two years after first lockdown, Covid-19 picture improves

It’s been two years since Santa Clara County went into lockdown in response to a then-mostly unknown threat that was destroying lives across the world. The first shelter-in-place order in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, which went into effect on March 17, 2020, shut down...

Santa Clara County lifts indoor mask mandate

Santa Clara County lifted its indoor mask mandate March 2, the last county in the Bay Area to do so following the region's winter surge in Covid-19 cases. County officials said they expect to meet the third and final benchmark required to lift local masking...

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