October 1, 2020 -
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our 22nd installment of the D4 Community Connects neighborhood leaders call.
The County is home to 40 departments that provide programs and services that help our communities across a wide spectrum of need. Today’s guest is from our Office of Reentry Services, a critical service the County offers to our residents.
The County of Santa Clara Reentry Resource Center opened in San Jose in 2012 and expanded to a second location in Gilroy in 2015. The Centers strive to build safer communities by providing resources to formerly incarcerated individuals and helping them heal and reintegrate back into the community.
Here is the presentation that they provided during the call:
UPDATES PORTION OF THE CALL
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- UPDATED TESTING PORTAL - Getting tested for COVID-19 is convenient and easy, and now there’s more lead time offered for scheduling an appointment through an improved online portal. Appointments can now be made at the rotating city-based sites a week in advance, and five days in advance at the ongoing Santa Clara County Fairgrounds operation.
- UPDATED OUTREACH TO HEAVILY HIT AREAS WITHIN COUNTY - The County of Santa Clara has enhanced its COVID-19 outreach efforts to residents and businesses in the county – especially in areas disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 – to inform and encourage essential workers and residents about best practices to protect themselves and prevent the spread of the virus. As part of the County’s continuing commitment to the health of essential workers, the Community Health & Business Engagement Team (CHBET) began canvassing this month and members have visited more than 3,300 businesses and spoken with nearly 1,400 unique workers.
- HALLOWEEN IS NOT CANCELLED, BUT CAUTION SHOULD BE EXERCISED - Bay Area health officials remind residents that many commonly celebrated Halloween and Día de Los Muertos activities carry high risk for spreading COVID-19. Focusing on decorations, limiting activities to the people you live with, and virtual costume parties or contests will help keep our communities safe this season, especially our children. Together, we all need to do as much as we can to protect ourselves and those around us.
- District 4 Upates - Supervisor Ellenberg shared the last month's activities from a policy perspective. Details on those can be read here: https://conta.cc/2S6r8Pb
For any additional questions, please reach out to Basil Saleh and we will follow-up with responses in a timely fashion.