To our community,
The heat wave this weekend will cool off gradually in the coming days. Unfortunately, it has sparked more fires in California that firefighters work to contain. We pray for the families of those affected, and hope that your homes are safe. Please continue to monitor the air quality and plan for hot weather in the week to come. If you will be celebrating Tết Trung Thu this week, have fun and be safe!
LINK to VAR’s Facebook page; LINK to Bilingual COVID-19 Resources
REGISTER TO VOTE
There is still time to register to vote. In California, you are allowed to register to vote all the way up to Election Day. However, if you want to receive a ballot in the mail, you need to register by October 19. If you register after that day, you will have to vote in person at a voting center. If you are already registered to vote, you should receive your ballot by October 5, and you can vote as soon as you get it.
As a reminder, there are three ways for you to vote: (1) mail it back in an envelope that will be provided to you, (2) drop off your ballot at a ballot drop box, or (3) drop it off at any vote center in Santa Clara County. If you choose to vote by mail, your ballot will include an envelope that you will not have to stamp. You can also look up the locations of ballot drop boxes and vote centers to plan on how you will vote. We have expanded our website to include information on voting.
REMEMBER TO LOOK FOR BLUE CHECK MARKS WHEN VISITING OPEN BUSINESSES
Santa Clara County has created a program to identify the businesses that have adopted protocols to protect the health and safety of their workers and customers from COVID-19. Businesses approved by the County display a sign with a blue check mark at the entrance. These protocols include requiring face masks for workers and customers, enforcing physical distancing requirements, and providing options for handwashing or hand sanitizing.
PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT UPDATES ISOLATION GUIDELINES
Our public health rules are changed and updated as we learn more about COVID-19. This includes isolation guidelines for those who display COVID-19 symptoms and test positive. The County’s new isolation guidelines now state that “Persons who test positive for COVID-19 and have symptoms may discontinue isolation when (1) At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first started AND (2) At least 24 hours have passed since resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications AND (3) Other symptoms have improved. Persons who test positive for COVID-19 and do not have symptoms may discontinue isolation when at least 10 days have passed since the first positive test was collected.”
LOOKING FOR AAPI COVID-19 SURVEY VOLUNTEERS
The Asian American Pacific Islander COVID-19 Project is based out of John Hopkins and Harvard University and is seeking volunteers for a study on how COVID-19 is impacting our community. Eligible participants may receive up to $25 as a token of appreciation. Visit the website for more information, or fill out the survey to see if you are eligible.
Quick Notes: This week’s pop-up testing site is at the Overfelt High School gym (1835 Cunningham Avenue). You can visit anytime through September 18, from 11am to 5:30pm. You can also get tested at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in Lot A (and get your free flu shot there too on Saturday!).
Stay safe and stay healthy!
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