Category Archives: Health and Well Being

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.

Rethinking Adulthood: A Neurodiverse Trajectory

Thursday Nov 12, 7-8:30pm

ZOOM info sent the day before the event; please RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/RethinkingAdulthoodWhat does it mean to be an adult? How is the transition to adulthood addressed in neurodiverse populations? Neurodivergent educator Amy Faigin will explore the social and emotional elements of this transition and how we can better support our students and children through this process. REEL, the Palo Alto CAC and PTA Council are proud to co-host this event for parents and educators. Questions: reeladmin@reelpaloalto.org

Get your FLU SHOTS NOW before they run out of Flu vaccine

With two serious respiratory viruses circulating this year it’s especially important to protect ourselves and our families as much as we can.  Flu shots are now available, but may be in short supply this year because of the current pandemic and higher demand for flu vaccines this year, so speak to your family physician or pharmacist about getting your seasonal flu shot now. CDC message on the Flu Vaccine