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As of 9/13/22 - COVID-19 vaccination and boosters continue to remain the most important strategy to prevent serious illness and death from COVID-19. Official announcements have been made to the end a few of the remaining state & local health orders related to COVID-19.
The California Department of Health (CDPH), is ending policies that require weekly COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated and under-vaccinated workers in high-risk workplaces and schools (including health care facilities and other congregate settings). The state's vaccination requirements for employees in these work settings remain in effect.
Dr. Sara Cody, Health Officer and Director of Public Health for the County of Santa Clara, has officially announced the end of a few remaining local health orders. These were targeted measures that required (1) personnel who worked in higher-risk settings (such as healthcare, long-term care facilities, shelters, and jails) to be vaccinated or have an approved exemption; (2) large healthcare systems to provide COVID-19 testing; and (3) personnel in healthcare settings to be vaccinated against influenza or wear a mask.
Receive the new Omicron Bivalent COVID-19 Booster, Monovalent COVID-19 Booster, and the flu shot at one of our vaccination clinics at Ridder Park in San Jose or South County Annex in Gilroy.
Make vaccination appointments through this link, click here.
The CDC endorsed the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that all children 6 months through 5 years of age should receive a COVID-19 vaccine. This expands eligibility for vaccination to nearly 20 million additional children and means that all Americans ages 6 months and older are now eligible for vaccination.
In some cases, the expiration date of FDA-authorized at-home test kits may have been extended. An extended expiration date means the manufacturer provided data showing that the shelf-life is longer than was known when the test was first authorized. To see if the expiration date for your at-home OTC COVID-19 test kits has been extended,
Keep our community safe by continuing to follow these recommendations:
everyone should get vaccinated and remain up to date with the latest recommended booster, including with the new bivalent COVID-19 booster
everyone should use face coverings when indoors and around others
businesses and governmental entities should continue to implement mandatory vaccination requirements for their workers
everyone, regardless of vaccination status, should get immediately tested and avoid contact with others if they have COVID-19 symptoms.
The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department works to prevent disease and injury, promote healthy lifestyles, create healthy environments, and advocate for policy and systems changes that advance department priorities.
Public Health Orders
SCC PHD FAQ
Resources from the California Department of Public Health to protect and improve the health of all Californians.
CDPH K-12 Guidance 2022-23 School Year
When to Mask
Free Mask Locator
The official website for California’s COVID-19 Response with a hub for key resources and information related to COVID-19 and schools.
Safe Schools for All Hub
2022-23 K-12 School Guidance & Testing Framework
Safely Reopening California
Please review the
Santa Clara County Case and Contact Guidance to report each diagnosed case of COVID-19 in a child or student attending your site and for each diagnosed case of COVID-19 in a staff member working at your site. For more information on when to use the SPOT portal for outbreak tracking and instructions for filling out the form,
Santa Clara County School Portal for Outbreak Tracking (SPOT)
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