Santa Clara COVID-19 update: Schools Closed Until May 1, Convention Center Will Now House COVID Patients

By Robert Haugh

To help prevent the further spread of COVID-19, school closures throughout Santa Clara County have been extended through May 1, 2020. This move is consistent with at least five other Bay Area counties.

The Santa Clara County Office of Education issued the following statement last week: 

“School facilities may remain open to staff for the purposes of performing tasks deemed essential by the school district and county offices of education. Education will continue through flexible learning, meals will continue to be provided and, where possible, childcare may be arranged.”

We’ll provide an update soon on what the Santa Clara Unified School District is doing for its students. 

Convention Center

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has changed plans for the Santa Clara Convention Center.

Last week, they announced that the facility would be used for non-COVID patients.

Now, they will send “less-acute COVID-19 cases” to the Convention Center to free up beds at local hospitals. The more serious COVID cases will need the beds at intensive care units at hospitals.

Patients are expected to arrive at the Convention Center in the next week or two.

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