We wish you and your loved ones a Happy Lunar New Year! Like the Ox/Water Buffalo, we must be diligent and persistent in our efforts to emerge this spring healthier and stronger. We are beginning to move beyond this pandemic's harm to our communities, and I know that if we can sustain our efforts to socially distance, wear face masks (even two), and stay at home, the Year of the Ox/Water Buffalo will bring an end to this health crisis.
The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department reminds us that COVID is still circulating in the community, therefore, we have to celebrate the Lunar New Year differently this year. We can still keep our New Year traditions: both reunion dinner and giving red envelopes can be done virtually.