COVID-19 COALITION

A coalition of Santa Clara County community leaders working together in unity to support coronavirus front line fighters and to help our community recover from the pandemic.

Free Testing!!!

Today, Saturday, as part of Binational Health Week, there will be a free testing event at the Children’s Discovery Museum (180 Woz Way, San José) from 10am to 3pm.
 
Also, the County has a new drop-in testing location open every Tuesday through Friday from 11am to 5:30pm at Emmanuel Baptist Church (467 N. White Road, San José, 95127). No appointments are necessary at this site and testing is available to anyone regardless of insurance or immigration status. This site is appropriate for individuals without any symptoms. Up to 800 individuals can be tested each day. This past week, wait times were very short, especially in the afternoon.
 
Residents with symptoms who need a COVID test can always contact their doctor or get tested at the County’s fairgrounds drive through testing site (appointments can be booked quickly at www.sccfreetest.org)

"Unity is strength. . . when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved."

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Santa Clara County re-opens. Follow guidelines.

Santa Clara County Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody announced updates to our local Shelter in Place Order which will allow multiple sectors and activities to resume beginning Friday, June 5th.

Subject to social distancing protocols and safety requirements, the updated order:

  • Expands previously permitted business activity to include outdoor dining at restaurants and in-store shopping at retail locations.
  • Permits all children to take part in childcare, summer camps, summer school, or other educational and recreational programs, so long as groups are limited to 12 or fewer.
  • Allows outdoor gatherings of up to 25 people for religious services and cultural ceremonies.
  • Allows outdoor recreational activities that do not involve physical contact, such as swimming, to resume.
  • Permits car-based gatherings, including drive-in theaters.

As a community and as a nation, we are experiencing some of the most difficult and challenging times some of us have ever experienced. The COVID-19 virus has had an impact on every aspect of our lives. It has been particularly devasting to low income communities and communities of color in our county and across our state and nation. This has been compounded by structural inequities that exist in our society that are unjust, persistent, and damaging.

We will continue to assess our COVID-19 indicators to ensure that we can continue to identify infections, ensure people can safely isolate, and prevent COVID-19 infections and their spread whenever possible.

Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants – Hotline

Catholic Charities and other non-profit partners have established a hotline to improve access to the Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI) program.  As a reminder, the DRAI program provides one-time disaster relief assistance to adult undocumented Immigrants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. See below for additional details:

  • Hotline hours and number: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (415) 324-1011
  • Days of operation: Monday through Saturday
  • Program period: Monday, May 18 to June 30, 2020
  • The program is for adults who are ineligible for other forms of federal unemployment or pandemic related assistance, such as the CARES act or unemployment benefits.

Open for business, but not over. Continue physical distancing.

The future must include testing, isolation, tracing and treatment

  • Widespread public health surveillance to spot small outbreaks before they become big ones and to prevent a rebound epidemic that would bring further economic devastation.
  • Reduce risk by having businesses offer coronavirus tests and guarantee sick leave for everyone with COVID-19.
  • Reduce and then reserve capacity in the health care system to make sure that the health care system is not overwhelmed.
  • We must be guided by science and data, and we must understand that things will look different than before.
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Feeding the heroes

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You are the front line!

Get help from the SBA Disaster Loan Program

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COVID-19 Coalition

Founding Members

Mohinder S. Mann, Esq.

Annie Dandavati, Esq.

Marion Whittaker, Esq.

Sam Brown

Unity is our strength

Communities are stronger when they unite as one. We must all join together and help healthcare workers, police officers, firefighters, and others who have been serving our community to defeat the coronavirus. Too many people and too many families have been hurt. Many more are expected to suffer.

There are numerous ways that you can help. If you identify sources of PPE, please call us at 408-705-7000. But please, do not travel to buy or pick-up. Stay at home. We are here to help. email: help@covid19coalition.org