Santa Clara County Moves to the Red Tier
Santa Clara County is now in the Red Tier of the State's Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
Now allowed indoors at reduced capacity:
- Restaurants (max 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer)
- Retail stores (max 50% capacity)
- Gyms and fitness centers (max 10% capacity)
- Movie theaters (max 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer)
- Zoos, museums, and aquariums (max 25% capacity)
The key to fewer restrictions is following public health measures. Counties can move to a less restrictive tier as COVID transmission goes down and testing goes up. Stay diligent. Wear a mask, keep your distance, and get vaccinated when it's your turn. See the State's website for more information.
As certain activities are allowed to resume, proceed with caution. COVID-19 case rates, hospitalizations, and deaths are falling, but still remain very high. Vaccinations are occurring as quickly as supplies allow, but most people in our community are still not vaccinated. Remember: Just because it is allowed, it does not necessarily mean it is safe.
Get Vaccinated When It’s Your Turn
Vaccination has helped humans fight infectious diseases for centuries. You can help put COVID-19 on the list of infectious diseases we have overcome by getting vaccinated when it’s your turn! Find out if you’re currently eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, and book an appointment, by visiting www.sccFreeVax.org or calling 408.970.2000
No Wrong Door: Eligible Individuals Can Book Vaccine Appointments Anywhere
Santa Clara County’s No Wrong Door System is making access to vaccines as clear and as barrier free as possible. Healthcare providers, including the county health system, will vaccinate anyone eligible for the vaccine regardless of where they receive their medical care. For additional details, visit www.sccFreeVax.org
Recording of COVID-19 Vaccine Virtual Town Hall with Supervisor Simitian & Mayor Zhao
On February 18, Supervisor Simitian hosted a Virtual Town Hall on the COVID-19 vaccine with Mayor Zhao to answer when, where, and how to get the COVID-19 vaccine. If you weren't able to join, you can watch a recording of the event.
Continue Getting Tested
The County will hold another COVID-19 testing day in Saratoga on Thursday, March 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Saratoga Prospect Center in Friendship Hall. Testing is free, open to the public, and includes a test for influenza. Appointments can now be scheduled online. This testing site is intended for people who do not have symptoms and have not been exposed to COVID-19.
If you are a frontline worker, get tested for COVID-19 at least once a month, up to every two weeks, even if you don’t have symptoms. Go to www.sccfreetest.org to find more testing options throughout the County.