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COVID-19 Information: Santa Clara County and Bay Area, California

Trustworthy information about COVID-19

How Long Will Restrictions Last?

We don't know. 

PlaneTree Health Library's  webpages will be updated regularly (in some cases, daily) with the latest accurate, verifiable, news you can use during this pandemic.

Bay Area Closures and Restrictions Currently in Place

Current requirements for the Bay Area counties:

Santa Clara County (and most of California state) no longer follow the color-coded tier system described in the Blueprint for Recovery. However, that doesn't mean all COVID-related restrictions have been lifted!

Statewide California mandates still require wearing a mask in certain circumstances and/or by unvaccinated people. Physical distancing is no longer required for fully vaccinated individuals in most cases.

As of March 2, 2022, both Santa Clara County Public Health and California State regulations do not require people who have been vaccinated to mask indoors BUT unvaccinated people are still required to mask indoors. (Everyone is recommended to mask indoors still, but it is not required.)

Check the sites below for the most up-to-date orders for each of the Bay Area counties:

To find out what is currently required by local authorities, see:

Updates and Dashboard for Santa Clara County

Each of the Bay Area counties has an online dashboard that tracks the number of cases in that county, as well as updates and news, and  FAQs (frequently-asked questions) in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Tagalog.

The Santa Clara County Department of Public Health also posts interviews and video updates on the department's Facebook page on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. 

Schools and Child Care

California State has brought together information and resources related to the coronavirus and schools into its School Readiness Hub. It has guidance for school administrators, staff, and parents.

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