Health Department Recommendations
Updated Recommendations from Santa Clara County Public Health Department for COVID-19
Here is a recent update we have received from the Public Health Department.
Date: Sat, Mar 14, 2020 at 4:49 PM
Subject: Updated Recommendations from Santa Clara County Public Health Department for COVID-19
Good afternoon! In addition to the updated Public Health Order for gatherings and events, we also wanted to ensure you had easy access to the latest recommendations for individuals, businesses, workplaces and community-based organizations. We’ve also been receiving a number of questions and concerns surrounding continuing to provide services to clients in our community. As a reminder, the CDC definition of close contact for purposes of COVID-19 potential exposure risk assessment is:
a) being within approximately 6 feet (2 meters) of a COVID-19 case for a prolonged period of time; close contact can occur while caring for, living with, visiting, or sharing a healthcare waiting area or room with a COVID-19 case
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b) having direct contact with infectious secretions of a COVID-19 case (e.g., being coughed on)
This definition means that the likelihood of transmission depends on the amount of time and proximity of contact with an infected individual, as well as the severity of their symptoms. If you did not receive direct notification regarding potential exposure or instructions to self-quarantine, please continue to follow standard precautions for anyone in our community to reduce the spread of disease: wash your hands, do not go to work if feeling sick or experiencing a fever, distance yourself from others, and avoid being in close proximity, particularly symptomatic individuals, for prolonged periods of time. While providing essential services to our community, follow these best practices to protect yourself and your clients.
We would greatly appreciate you continuing to share this message with your constituents, keeping them up-to-date on the latest information coming from the County Public Health Department and CDC, and helping them to stay safe. It is our responsibility to take action to limit the spread of disease and protect the public’s health, and we thank you for doing your part. Your organization’s continued partnership is essential to our County’s continued response.
County of Santa Clara Emergency Operations Center