State’s framework for the Orange Tier and the County’s Risk Reduction Order.
Look how far we’ve come in just five months. Five new COVID cases per day now announced by our county, low numbers we haven’t seen for more than a year.
The focus remains on vaccinations -- and volunteerism. Santa Clara County and other providers continue to add vaccine clinic locations that do not require appointments. Find a drop-in or appointment location near you at scc.freevax.org, evening and weekend times are included. As vaccines become more widely available, volunteers are still needed.
The City of San Jose, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, and AACI are coordinating a vaccination event this Friday downtown at San Jose City Hall focused at helping our unhoused population stay safe and improve our community health. The event is from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and volunteers must sign up for a minimum two-hour shift. Training will be provided. Fill out the volunteer form at Silicon Valley Strong, scroll down and check the May 14 event box under the “Availability” section. Still need to get vaccinated? Get your Johnson and Johnson shot while you are there volunteering, no appointment is necessary.
Volunteers are also needed to help nonprofits with general vaccine site facilitation and food distribution. Again, sign up at SV Strong.
The more people are vaccinated, the quicker we are going to see people returning to our offices, hotels, arts, events and patronizing small businesses.