Category Archives: covid-19

Posts related to the Covid-19/Corona virus

State’s regional stay at home order extended

In a statement issued by the California Department of Public Health, the State has extended its Regional Stay at Home Order, which was originally set to expire on January 8, due to the region’s ICU bed capacity remaining below 15%. All current restrictions will remain in place until the Bay Area’s four-week ICU projection shows a capacity of greater than or equal to 15%. The state will assess the region’s ICU projections in the coming days and announce a formal decision on whether Bay Area meets criteria to exit the order.

California State PTA COVID-19 Resources: https://www.pta.org/home/family-resources/coronavirus-information

Free COVID-19 Testing in Palo Alto

https://www.cityofpaloalto.org/services/public_safety/plans_and_information/coronavirus/testing.asp

Mandatory Directive on Travel & Quarantine

https://www.sccgov.org/sites/covid19/Pages/travel-directive.aspx

Travel Is discouraged, especially for non-essential purposes. Travel for leisure or for non-essential business is strongly discouraged and should be postponed until after the current surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations subsides.

Travel involves mixing between regions and households, and because so many areas of the State and United States are also currently experiencing significant surges in COVID-19 cases, travel is discouraged and should be minimized.

Mandatory Quarantine after Long-Distance Travel into Santa Clara County

All persons traveling into Santa Clara County, whether by air, car, train, or any other means, directly or indirectly from a point of origin greater than 150 miles from the County’s borders must quarantine for 10 days upon arrival. 

More Family Resources here: Health Wellness Updates /Resources 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus (COVID-19):

Stanford Pediatrics COVID-19 in Children Seminar Series

Weekly Thursday, December  12-1pm  via Zoom

Stanford Pediatrics welcomes the Stanford Children’s community and general public to this weekly seminar series. This forum is explicitly devoted to the COVID-19 pandemic and is focused on its impact on the pediatric population and the surrounding community. 

December 3: COVID and the Heart 

December 10: COVID-19 Open Forum

January 7: COVID-19 and Neurology

Join the event via Zoom:  https://stanford.zoom.us/j/94846938153?pwd=aGdUYkdITTNQVjB2QjQybVZyYmdiQT09

You can also call in at: (650) 724-9799 

Zoom ID: 948 4693 8153  Password: 802044

CLICK HERE for more information

UPDATE: Health & Wellness

Latest COVID-19 Updates for Santa Clara County

https://www.sccgov.org/sites/covid19/Pages/home.aspx

Mandatory Directive on Holiday Travel: The new Travel Directive by the Santa Clara County Department of Health contains information about how to slow the transmission of COVID-19. Directive on Travel will require people to quarantine for 14 days upon return to the County from travel of more than 150 miles. CLICK HERE for more information.

Free COVID-19 Testing Sites

https://www.sccgov.org/sites/covid19/pages/covid19-testing.aspx

Santa Clara County Announces Expanded Testing Options and Self-Administered Testing

Santa Clara County Public Health Officials are reporting double the rate of positive COVID-19 test results –from 2 percent to 4 percent– over the past month and have announced expanded availability and options at testing sites throughout the County. The drop-in testing site at Emmanuel Baptist Church in San Jose will offer an observed self-administered nasal swab, a testing method that has the potential to increase the number of people getting tested. Testing hours are also expanding at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds mass-testing facility, which will begin operating seven days a week with extra hours from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. during the peak mid-week period. This will increase testing capacity to 5,000 per day on those days. 

Go here to find free testing options throughout the County. By-appointment testing will be available at the Palo Alto Art Center on Friday, December 18. Go here for more information and to sign up for an appointment starting 7 days in advance of the testing date.