February 17, 2021
Hello Morgan Hill Community,

We continue to receive many updates from the County of Santa Clara related to COVID-19, testing and vaccinations as things continue to change quickly. The exciting news shared today is that starting February 28th, vaccinations will be expanded to workers in education, childcare, emergency services and food and agriculture. Below we have provided links to the full press releases from the County from the past week with summary information below. We hope you will find this helpful.

For more updates and information, please visit the County’s website. Information regarding COVID-19 testing is available at www.sccfreetest.org, and information about vaccine eligibility and distribution is available at www.sccfreevax.org.

Be well Morgan Hill!
Workers in the education and childcare, emergency services, and food and agriculture sectors will be able to schedule vaccine appointments,
The U.S. Court of Appeals f​​or the Ninth Circuit​ decided that the County of Santa Clara can continue to prohibit all indoor gatherings and denied a request from several churches to allow indoor worship services in Santa Clara County. 

COVID-19 continues to pose a serious risk in our community, especially with the U.K. and South African variants now present in our region. Public health officials have consistently concluded that indoor gatherings are among the riskiest activities and create potential super-spreader events. At this time, the County’s current public health directives continue to prohibit indoor gatherings of any kind.
The County’s COVID-19 pop-up testing sites in Santa Clara County will be switching to testing via saliva specimen. Emmanuel Baptist Church in San José successfully piloted the option last week and South County Annex in Gilroy started on February 17. Both are walk-in sites for residents who do not have symptoms. 

All test sites are mapped on the County’s website at www.sccfreetest.org. The site is available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Tagalog. Information is also available by calling 2-1-1.  
Vaccination site will be located at Gilroy High School and will advance the County’s efforts to increase vaccine access in the most impacted areas of the County.

Visit the County’s COVID-19 vaccine website, sccfreevax.org, for the latest updates on vaccine eligibility and distribution.
The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department has released new data dashboards with information about COVID-19 cases, testing and vaccinations sorted by Census Tract. The maps are available at https://www.sccgov.org/sites/covid19/Pages/dashboard-census-tract.aspx.
Morgan Hill residents with non-emergency questions or concerns are directed to call or text 408.767.6404. This number is monitored regularly, Monday - Friday, during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Messages will be responded to within 24 hours, during weekdays.

If you haven’t already, we encourage you to:

Information and resources are being continually updated on the following websites:

Santa Clara County residents should call 2-1-1 for public health information on COVID-19. Please be aware that you may need to remain on hold for a period of time.

Follow updates on the City of Morgan Hill’s website and on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Nextdoor.
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