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Feb 08, 2021
San Jose

Levi's Stadium to transform into the state’s largest mass vaccination site

We’re used to seeing football games or concerts at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. Now the massive facility will turn into what will be the biggest mass-vaccination site in the state. Read More

Jan 25, 2021
San Jose

Santa Clara County sanctions Los Gatos hospital for letting teachers cut the line for vaccines

After Good Samaritan Hospital let Los Gatos teachers cut in line for COVID vaccination, Santa Clara County will withhold further vaccines from the hospital until it provides a plan to follow eligibility guidelines for the coveted shots. Read More

Jan 19, 2021
San Jose

New coronavirus variant spreading through Santa Clara County, linked to Kaiser outbreak

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department held a press conference Sunday to announce that the area is dealing with the growing threat of a new coronavirus variant that appears to be the source of several outbreaks in the county. Read More

Jan 12, 2021
San Jose

Kaiser San Jose hit with huge fine months before fines were issued in deadly Christmas outbreak

Kaiser Permanente in San Jose has been dealing with the aftermath of a deadly outbreak in its Emergency Department that started Christmas morning and now we are learning it also paid a hefty price for similar allegations months before. Read More

Jan 09, 2021
San Jose

Vaccine distribution in Santa Clara County falls well below expectations

Like many other areas of the county, Santa Clara County announced today that it is falling behind in coronavirus vaccine distribution and has given out less than half of its inventory. Read More

Jan 05, 2021
San Jose

Santa Clara County begins seeing ambulance delays due to overwhelmed hospitals

Though the situation in hospitals remains worse in Southern California, Santa Clara County has become the first county in the Bay Area to experience serious delays as ambulances arrive at emergency rooms — due to the ERs and the hospitals already being overwhelmed with patients. As cases and hospitalizations potentially surge again following the holidays, other counties are on alert that this emergency-response failure may spread. Read More

Jan 04, 2021
San Jose

44 Kaiser San Jose employees infected, one dies in outbreak blamed on Christmas costume

One San Jose Kaiser Permanente employee is dead and 44 have tested positive for COVID in a post-Christmas outbreak possibly tied to an inflatable Christmas tree costume. Read More

Dec 03, 2020
San Jose

Santa Clara County runs dangerously low on ICU beds, releases vaccine distribution information

Officials with the Santa Clara County Public Health Department said Wednesday that just 12% of the hospital beds in the county were available and that there were only 44 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds countywide that were not being used. Read More