Santa Clara County
- If you need help with an emergency health matter, including regarding the coronavirus, please call the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department at (408) 885-3980.
- Click here for the latest updates from Santa Clara County.
- Click here for information about small business loans.
- Click here for information about addressing COVID-19 in the homeless community locally.
- Click here for a COVID-19 free pilot online screening and testing program for high-risk individuals living in Santa Clara County and San Mateo County.
Click here for information about the benefits from these three bills that are available to you and your community.
H.R. 6074, CORONAVIRUS PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT
Provided $8.3 billion for a robust response to the crisis, including support for state and local health agencies, vaccine and treatment development, and loans for affected small businesses
H.R. 6201, FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT
Guaranteed free coronavirus testing, established paid leave, enhanced Unemployment Insurance, expanded food security initiatives, and increased federal Medicaid funding.
H.R. 748, CORONAVIRUS AID, RELEASE, AND ECONOMIC SECURITY (CARES) ACT
Provides immediate relief to Americans with direct cash payments for families, expanded unemployment compensation, a $150 billion investment in the U.S. healthcare system, and hundreds of billions for small businesses that will also ensure continued employment for America’s workers.
- Click here for a full bill summary.
- Click here for provisions related to small businesses.
- Click here for provisions related to assistance for local government and nonprofits.
- Click here for provisions related to unemployment compensation.
- Click here for provisions related to individual rebates.
- Click here for provisions related to Social Security.
- Click here for Rep. Lofgren's statement of support.
On Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Rep. Zoe Lofgren hosted a Telephone Town Hall on COVID-19 with the Santa Clara County Public Health Department and Reps. Anna Eshoo, Ro Khanna and Jimmy Panetta.
The goal of the event was to facilaitate an open and honest conversation about how COVID-19 is impacting the Santa Clara community.
ABOUT THE DISEASE
- The family of coronaviruses has been around for some time. Some coronavirus are common, like the ones that cause the common cold. Coronavirus Disease 2019, or COVID-19, is a new a kind of coronavirus.
- The most common symptoms include fever cough and respiratory symptoms. The experience to date is that most people, more than 80%, have mild or no symptoms, but some have more complicated course, including pneumonia.
- We are learning more about its transmission by asymptomatic persons, but its primary mode of transmission is through coughing and sneezing, with the most common symptoms being respiratory.
(from the CDPH)
Every person has a role to play, and much of protecting yourself and your family comes down to common sense:
- Wash hands with soap and water.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay away from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.
- Follow guidance from public health officials.
(from the CDPH)