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Order of the Health Officer of the County of Santa Clara Requiring Up-To-Date COVID-19 Vaccination of Personnel in Higher-Risk Settings

SANTA CLARA COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT DATE OF ORDER: December 28, 2021 UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF CALIFORNIA HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTIONS 101040, 101085, 120175, AND SANTA CLARA COUNTY ORDINANCE CODE SECTION A18-33, THE HEALTH OFFICER OF THE COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA (“HEALTH OFFICER”) ORDERS: Background and Purpose. This Order is made in light of the emergence in Santa Clara County (“County”) of the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and the imminent threat that it poses to the health of vulnerable residents and the capacity of the healthcare system. Emerging ...

Diabetes Awareness Month: Risks and Prevention Tips

COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT -- November is American Diabetes Awareness Month and November 14th is World Diabetes Day!  There are three types of diabetes (type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes.) Most people who have diabetes have type 2 diabetes, which is when the body does not make enough insulin or the insulin they make does not work right and they have too much sugar in their bloodstream. However, did you know that pre-diabetes comes before type 2 diabetes and if caught in time, it can be ...