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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Based on information from the Public Health Department and the CDC, we anticipate that we will have more positive cases in our area in the near future.
Each one of us plays an important role in slowing the spread of this disease. And we express our appreciation to each and every one of you who are diligently following the social distancing guidelines provided by the CDC. As a reminder, the Governor of California has asked that all seniors over the age of 65 and people with chronic health conditions isolate themselves at home and asked that all bars, wineries, nightclubs, and brewpubs close.
We want to make sure you are staying safe and taking extra precautionary measures for the COVID-19 concern. Santa Clara County launched an online COVID-19 screener based on guidelines from public health officials. Please take the time to fill out the online screening to ensure of your safety and health, as well as the risk of spread to your clients: https://www.projectbaseline.com/study/covid-19/

Lastly, Santa Clara County residents can now call 2-1-1 for information on novel coronavirus/COVID-19 thanks to a new partnership between the County of Santa Clara and 2-1-1. Residents can also receive information on novel coronavirus by simply texting the word “coronavirus” to 211211 and following the prompts provided.
Please visit the webpage of the Santa Clara County Public Health Department for the most up to date directives regarding COVID-19. The latest directive prohibits gatherings of more than 100 people and sets specific criteria for essential gatherings of 35 to 100 people.
Per regular emergency preparedness guidance, we recommend that households have a basic 2-week supply of food and necessities. Purchase only what you need, to allow food and supplies to be available for others.
If You’re Feeling Sick:
Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, fatigue, cough, and aches. The illness can progress to shortness of breath and complications from pneumonia. Symptoms may also include nausea with vomiting and diarrhea. Some infected patients experience only mild symptoms while others – particularly older individuals and those with underlying health conditions – might develop more severe symptoms.
Please stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Doctors work closely with the Public Health Department to determine who should be tested for the novel coronavirus. Let them know your symptoms when you call. If you have a fever, cough or sneezes, runny nose, or a sore throat, put on a mask before going to the doctor.
The flu and other viruses are circulating in our area. So, if you are sick with a fever (including chills or night sweats), cough, or shortness of breath, you should stay home until at least 24 hours after you have recovered.

Stay Informed:

If you need to see a healthcare provider and don’t have insurance, call Valley connections at 1-888-334-1000. If you are experiencing a medical emergency call 911.

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For questions or additional information regarding COVID-19 please contact the Santa Clara County Public Health Department hotline at 408-885-3980. This hotline is available Monday through Friday, from 8 am- 5 pm.

Be safe!
-Help & Care Team