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County of Santa Clara Health Officer Rescinds Health Orders

Face Covering Requirements in Higher-Risk Settings Remain; Health Officer Urges Continued Vigilance Against COVID-19, including Vaccination, Updated Boosters, and Use of Face Coverings Indoors Santa Clara County, CA – In light of continued widespread vaccination and the availability of COVID-19 testing in our community, Dr. Sara Cody, Health Officer and Director of Public Health for the County of Santa Clara, announced the rescission of the few remaining local health orders related to COVID-19.   These remaining health orders were targeted measures that required (1) personnel who worked in higher-risk settings (such as ...

Physician Burnout Rate Spikes to New Height

New physician burnout research builds on landmark studies conducted at regular intervals between 2011 and 2021 by researchers from the American Medica Association (AMA, Mayo Clinic and Stanford Medicine. Together, these studies found the overall prevalence of burnout among U.S. physicians was 62.8% in 2021compared with 38.2% in 2020, 43.9% in 2017, 54.4% in 2014, and 45.5% in 2011. CHICAGO - The burnout rate among physicians in the United States spiked dramatically during the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a newly published study in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Researchers found that ...

HEALTH ADVISORY: Monkeypox Update Regarding Testing, Isolation, Treatment, and Vaccination

Situational Update The monkeypox virus (MPX) epidemic continues to impact residents of Santa Clara County As of August 23, there are over 41,000 cases in 95 countries reported globally, 15,433 cases reported in the US, and 2663 cases reported in California. The County of Santa Clara has identified 117 cases among its residents. As seen throughout California and the US, County of Santa Clara cases continue to predominantly occur among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men and among transgender individuals, spreading through either sexual contact or other intimate skin-on-skin contact. ...