If it's your turn, please make your appointment Please visit SCCFreeVax.org to find for vaccination eligibility or make an appointment. REMINDER - Santa Clara County is under a “no wrong door” access to vaccines - which means you may register for a vaccine regardless of insurance or vaccination site.
Mask Guidance Updated
The state updated its mask guidance today with a focus on fit and effectiveness. View the updated guidance here, or see the simple chart below for a quick rundown of mask effectiveness.
|Least Effective Masks
- Cloth mask with
1 or 2 layers
- Fitted medical mask
- Cloth mask with 3 layers
- Double mask
(Medical + cloth)
Reopening Recreation & Youth Sports
Additionally, as of February 26, 2021, a range of social and recreational outdoor activities will be allowed to resume safely, including youth sports, performing arts, and enrichment activities, so long as they occur only outdoors. Restrictions on outdoor gatherings of all kinds will also be relaxed to encourage people not to gather indoors, where there is a much worse risk of transmission. Read more.
Getting To Orange Tier
Our move to the red tier will only be successful if we can move into orange tier. The State's guidelines require us to be in the red tier for a minimum of three weeks, and have met the next tier's criteria for two consecutive weeks. The criteria is based around case rates, positive test rates, and we could see additional criteria related to vaccination rates be added. This means we may not be able to move to orange for another month, so we need to be safe. The included chart shows the current rate criteria: