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After publishing wrong COVID-19 vaccine numbers, Santa Clara County blames technical error

Santa Clara County published inaccurate demographic data on its COVID-19 vaccination dashboard and only updated the errors after San José Spotlight brought it to officials’ attention. “There’s a discrepancy in the data,” Santa Clara County spokesperson Roger Ross confirmed Thursday. “We have been looking into it.” The majority of the data on the county’s vaccination...

Santa Clara County vaccine sites popping up: Find the closest to you

There are now 20 vaccination clinics across Santa Clara County, with several new sites opening within just the past week. San José Spotlight has created an interactive map to show where eligible residents can get their vaccines. Santa Clara County is continuing to open new sites in communities hardest hit by COVID-19, including Gilroy and East San Jose. Each...

Santa Clara County has an optimistic outlook post-COVID-19, board leader says

Despite the past year’s 1,700-plus COVID-19 deaths, gaping budget shortfalls and widespread job loss, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors President Mike Wasserman sees light at the end of the tunnel. In his first State of the County address earlier this month, Wasserman called for unity and preparedness for a post-pandemic world and made an...

Good Samaritan Hospital CEO resigns following COVID-19 vaccine scandal

Weeks after a scandal involving inappropriate COVID-19 vaccine distribution, Good Samaritan Hospital’s top administrator is stepping down and leaving the hospital’s parent company, San José Spotlight has learned. The hospital’s CEO, Joe DeSchryver, submitted his resignation Tuesday morning, telling staff in an email that he would no longer be with the hospital’s parent company, HCA...

San Francisco 49ers consult medical experts to bring fans back to Levi’s Stadium

The San Francisco 49ers launched a medical advisory team aimed at reopening Levi’s Stadium to fans during the COVID-19 pandemic. The team says the committee, made up of several prominent Bay Area health officials, will make safety recommendations that will allow for the return of fans to Levi’s Stadium. While the committee’s findings are right...

COVID-19 pushes Santa Clara County dropout rate up

Distance learning has led to an increase in students dropping out of high school in Santa Clara County. The 2021 Silicon Valley Index, released by nonprofit Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s Institute for Regional Studies, showed this was especially true for homeless youth, English-language learners, Hispanic and low-income students. Rachel Massaro, vice president and director of...

Santa Clara County could move to red tier, allowing indoor dining to resume

If COVID-19 cases in Santa Clara County keep trending downward, the region could move to the state’s less-restrictive red tier by Wednesday. The county has been within the state’s most-restrictive purple tier since Nov. 16 —103 days as of Friday. But if cases continue their downward trend, Santa Clara County could be reclassified in the...

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