Local Updates on Coronavirus Outbreak
To help you stay informed, the City of Santa Clara has created a webpage that will be updated as new information with a local impact becomes available: Coronavirus Updates.
On March 11, 2020, the City of Santa Clara declared a local state of emergency due to the growing novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, outbreak in Santa Clara County. The City began providing only essential services as of March 17, 2020. The City is in regular communications with the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department, the County's Office of Emergency Management and other community partners in regards to the public health emergency.
Update 3/29/2020: From the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department, there are 55 new cases of COVID-19 in Santa Clara County, now totaling 646. There are no new deaths from for this reporting period (ending 5 p.m. March 28, 2020).
Also, on Sunday, President Donald Trump extended federal social distancing guidelines through April 30.
Update 3/28/2020 7 p.m.: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Domestic Travel Advisory for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The CDC urges residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to refrain from non-essential domestic travel for 14 days effective immediately. View more details from the CDC website.
Update 3/28/2020 5 p.m.: Today, the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department reported 17 new COVID-19 cases in Santa Clara County, now totaling 591. County Public Health officials also announced five additional deaths from coronavirus, bringing the total to 25. These numbers are current, as of 5 p.m. March 27.
Yesterday, County Public Health debuted a new dashboard for providing "detailed information about cases and deaths from COVID-19 in Santa Clara County and is intended for educational purposes only." It contains information such as cases by gender and age group. View the dashboard.
Also, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there is no evidence that pets in the US can spread COVID-19 to people. The virus spreads mostly from person to person through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes.