Here's a checklist that we can all utilize to do our part to help our county reach the next lower tier:
- Stay home. Do our best to limit risk and exposure.
- Stay outdoors. Outdoor activities are far safer than indoor ones.
- Stay Masked. Wear a mask in public. We encourage double masking too!
Consistent use of face coverings both indoors and outdoors is very effective
- Wash your hands regularly. Stay conscious about our health.
- Socially distance. Keep at least six feet of physical distance.
- Avoid crowds. Limit mixing with people you don’t live with or a part of your bubble.
- When it's your turn - Get Vaccinated!
- Be smart, do our part. Staying healthy starts with being mindful.
I'm contacting federal and state officials to get us more vaccines. While we wait for our supply to increase, we urge everyone to remember that indoor activities are much higher risk than outdoor activities and to take every step to reduce risk as much as possible. This is especially critical given the recent detection of new cases of concerning variants in Santa Clara County. Let's continue making smart decisions.
Before we close, I would like to share with you my comments from the March 23 Board of Supervisors meeting in regard to Item 18 Recommendation of implementation of an anti-hate community outreach and education campaign (AAPI hate crimes/violence response). Thank you to my staff, colleagues, County staff, community leaders and our Black, Latinx, Muslim, Jewish, LGBTQ+ and more communities that spoke in solidarity. Hate has no home here.