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Santa Clara County announces shelter-in-place directive

A shelf for soap, bleach and disinfectant is almost cleared out at a local Safeway.  The shelter-in-place order mandates that individuals must remain in their residence unless performing “essential” activities, which include grocery shopping, obtaining healthcare, or performing a job for an “essential business.

by Mark Hu and Aditya Singhvi

March 17, 2020

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department announced a “shelter-in-place” directive for all residences yesterday, joining five other Bay Area counties as the number of COVID-19 cases rose to 155 within the county and 4,226 nationally. Six counties — Santa Clara, San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin and Alameda —  issu...

Santa Clara County, local schools take additional precautionary measures as COVID-19 countywide case count reaches 66

The TV screen in downstairs Shah displays tips on staying healthy during the coronavirus outbreak.

by Eric Fang and Srinath Somasundaram

March 12, 2020

In addition to all four Harker campuses, dozens of schools across the Bay Area are suspending classes and extracurricular events, as Santa Clara County and California public health officials limited the size of gatherings to reduce community spread of COVID-19.  The Santa Clara County Public Heal...

Santa Clara County announces first case of coronavirus – as infected person in isolation

Santa Clara County officially confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the county, with no additional cases being confirmed. County health officials did not reveal his name or the city in which the case was confirmed because of privacy concerns.

by Eric Fang, Mark Hu, Arushi Saxena, Srinath Somasundaram, Arely Sun, and Nicole Tian

January 31, 2020

Santa Clara County confirmed today that an adult male resident, who is currently being held in isolation, has tested positive for the 2019 coronavirus (2019-nCoV), but also noted that no additional cases have been confirmed. County health officials did not reveal his name or the city in which the case w...

Police investigating aftermath of Gilroy shooting

A shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival on June 28 left four dead and at least 15 injured.

by Alysa Suleiman, Sports Reporter

July 29, 2019

Adrian Palomares, 15, was volunteering yesterday at the Garlic Ice Cream booth, where he was about to watch a performance. Then he heard the first shots being fired. “I was sitting down near the stage where there’s usually people around the corner, and I hear what I thought was firecrackers,”...

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