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News for the Week of January 18, 2021  
Happy Weekend Morgan Hill! 

The weather will be unusually warm this weekend with high's in the low 70's! Although we need rain, the warm weather is welcome and gives us all an opportunity to enjoy some outdoor activities and get a little fresh air.

COVID-19 testing is available at the Morgan Hill Grange tomorrow, Saturday, January 16 from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. This is a new testing site for Morgan Hill. You can register for an appointment at https://lhi.care/covidtesting.

For many, this weekend will be a little longer, with Monday designated as a federal holiday celebrating the life and achievements of Martin Luther King, Jr. We hope you enjoy the extra time off!

Just a reminder that the City of Morgan Hill will be observing the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday on Monday, January 18, 2021. All public safety services will continue as usual but calls to City Hall and the virtual call center will not be answered. All messages will be returned on Tuesday, January 19th.
Stay Updated on the Coronavirus and
Local Sheltering in Place
Santa Clara County Update on Vaccination Efforts in Santa Clara County January 15, 2021

County officials announced today that Santa Clara Valley Medical Center is now administering COVID-19 vaccines to more than 6,000 county residents per day at multiple sites throughout the county, including mass vaccination sites at Berger Drive and the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. The County Health System alone has administered 32,352 first doses and 6,594 second doses to eligible healthcare workers and individuals age 75 and older in the county as of January 14, 2021. With the significant expansion of capacity this week, the County Health System is on track to vaccinate more than 30,000 residents per week.
This hopeful news comes as healthcare systems throughout the county continue to expand capacity and ensure that eligible individuals receive the vaccine expeditiously with new shipments arriving each week. This week, the State of California authorized all healthcare systems statewide to vaccinate any persons age 65 and older, in addition to continuing vaccinations for healthcare workers and residents of long-term care facilities. Following State priority phases and tiers, each healthcare system determines which categories of eligible patients they have the capacity to vaccinate at any given time. These decisions are generally based on their current supply of vaccine, and the number of patients they have the capacity to vaccinate each day. The County does not determine vaccine eligibility.
In Santa Clara County, all healthcare systems are vaccinating healthcare workers eligible under Phase 1A, and some have expanded eligibility to include individuals 75 and older, while Kaiser Permanente is now offering limited vaccine appointments to individuals age 65 and older. The latest updates on vaccine eligibility and how to schedule an appointment is available on the County’s website at sccfreevax.org.
Official Source for Vaccine Information
The official source for vaccine information in Santa Clara County is www.sccfreevax.org. This website is regularly updated to help you stay informed with accurate information.

Please remember that vaccine availabilty and eligibility is changing rapidly and may be different in other counties and states in this very fluid situation. It is important to ensure that you are obtaining your information through an official source for the county which you live in.
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Meetings and Opportunities to Engage
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting
7:00 P.M.

 
The Parks and Recreation Commission meeting will be live-streamed on Channel 17 and on the City’s website. Those members of the public wishing to participate remotely may do so via the electronic meeting at: https://bit.ly/ParksandRecreationCommission or by calling in to: (669) 900-9128, then enter the meeting id: 835 9498 8226#
 
Public comment for Parks and Recreation Commission meetings will be accepted via email to chris.ghione@morganhill.ca.gov. Members of the public participating in the electronic meeting wishing to speak may do so during public comment.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
City Council Meeting
7:00 P.M.
 

 
The City Council Meeting will be live-streamed on Channel 17 and on the City’s website.
 
Those members of the public wishing to participate remotely may do so via the electronic meeting at: https://bit.ly/MHCityCouncilMeeting or by calling in to: (669) 900-9128, then enter the meeting id: 873 3200 8380#
 
Public comment for this meeting will be accepted via email to ccpubliccomment@morganhill.ca.gov. Members of the public participating in the electronic meeting wishing to speak may do so during public comment.  
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Growth in Morgan Hill
A Webinar from Leadership Morgan Hill in partnership with the City of Morgan Hill
5:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Join us for a virtual look into the history of residential growth, the economic development, as well as the commercial/industrial growth from the perspective of elected officials and engaged citizens from Morgan Hill.

Guest Speakers: Christina Turner, Chris Ghione, Edith Ramirez, Larry Carr, Miguel Jimenez and Rene Spring

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6iz-S0yYQsS2ZX-Oq02JeA

For more information please email: info@leadershipmorganhill.org
www.leadershipmorganhill.org
Sunday, January 24, 2021
Platicando con el Condado (In Spanish only)
2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

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Facebook: @sccsaludpublica
YouTube: SCCPublicHealth
Public Project and Maintenance Updates

Partner Agency News
Darren Dean Vocational Education Grant

The Rotary Club of Morgan Hill is offering financial aid to Adults, age 17+, who live in the Morgan Hill Unified School District boundaries.
The Darren Dean Vocational Education Grant supports people who want experience and knowledge in skilled labor, such as the construction trades. Due date is March 15, 2021. See the attached flyer for additional information.
For the application and more information, visit https://www.morganhillrotary.org/deangrant
SCCLD Goes Fine Free in 2021

The Santa Clara County Library District is happy to announce the elimination of late fines for all SCCLD materials. Existing fines will also be forgiven, so patrons may start the New Year with a clean slate.

Please see the news release HERE for additional details. 
COVID-19 Disaster Relief Program

The Morgan Hill Community Foundation (MHCF) is continuing to accept applications for grants in support of local COVID-19 related relief efforts. 

For more information view the press release HERE.
MHUSD Announces Virtual Drop-in Support for Students

Virtual "Drop-in" mental health support is now available for MHUSD students.

Motivational Mondays are held the 1st Monday of every month from 9:00am-10:00am.

Wellness Wednesdays are held the 1st Wednesday of every month from 1:00pm-2:00pm

View the flyer for information on how to join either session.
VTA News
 
VTA operates essential service during Stay-At-Home Order
Check out the most recent news from Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)
 
Work 2 Future
Work 2 Future and America’s Job Center of California in Santa Clara County would like to inform you of the services available for community members. They empower people through employment and education to promote self-sufficiency, growth, and stability. An essential part to economic growth and vitality are the businesses here in Santa Clara County.

Work 2 Future and America’s Job Center of California in Santa Clara County help people identify and achieve their career goals through the following services:

  • Job preparation
  • Career search assistance
  • Virtual/Online workshops
  • On the Job Training/WEX
  • Trainings that lead to industry recognized certifications
  • Professional career assessments
  • One-on-one career coaching
  • Referrals to community partners

Ages 18-24 through are served through the Young Adult Program and adults through the Adult and Dislocated Worker Program.

For more information view the FLYER HERE.
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City hall
Morgan Hill City Hall 
Office Hours

City of Morgan Hill offices are closed due to the current State Stay Home order.

If you have questions or concerns during this time please call our virtual call center.

408.767.6404

Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm

Messages will be returned within 24 hours.
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