Hello Morgan Hill Community.
Thanks to the steadfast commitment of our residents to stay home, practice social distancing, and follow public health guidance, the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department has seen sustained progress on several key indicators regarding containment of COVID-19. This progress has remained true for a full incubation period (2 weeks) after the reopening of construction, outdoor businesses, and certain outdoor activities on May 4, 2020. Region-wide progress on the COVID-19 Indicators jointly set by Bay Area Health Officers includes:
- The trend of new cases of COVID-19 has been stable or decreasing, even with increased testing;
- The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 is stable or declining, and hospital capacity is sufficient for both COVID-19 patients and other patients who need hospital care;
- More COVID-19 tests are being performed in our region each day;
- Hospitals are reporting improved supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), though shortages continue in certain healthcare settings; and
- There is increased capacity for case investigation and contact tracing.
Amendments to Current Shelter in Place Order
While much work remains to be done, in light of this progress, the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department has announced amendments to the
current shelter in place order
today that allow retail establishments to offer storefront pick-up, and also allow the manufacturing, warehousing, and logistical operations that support retail to resume this Friday, May 22, 2020. We are counting on these businesses to consistently follow social distancing protocols and public health guidance to protect their employees and customers as these activities resume. COVID-19 continues to pose a very significant risk to our communities, and continued vigilance is necessary to ensure that we do not see an increase in spread as more activities resume.
As the County reopens certain sectors, Bay Area residents are still required by health order to stay home as much as possible, wear face coverings, and follow the precautions that have helped the region make progress to slow the spread of COVID-19. As we move forward, we will continue to be guided by our COVID-19 Indicators and other data related to the spread of COVID-19 in our region.
Getting tested is easy and free. The Public Health Department has just issued new guidance to all healthcare providers recommending that many more people now be tested for the virus. Anyone experiencing
symptoms consistent with COVID-19
should immediately call his/her medical provider to discuss symptoms and seek testing.
If you do not have a medical provider or if you don’t have health insurance, please contact the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Valley Connection Line at 1-888-334-1000 and ask to speak to an advice nurse who can connect you to necessary testing and care. (Please do not call the Public Health Department to request a test.)
Community testing is also available, click
for an interactive map.
We sincerely thank you for all the effort that already has been made in our community to limit the spread of COVID-19.
We are here for you
We will get through this together!