Santa Clara Limits Central City Library Hours, Closes Two Branches, Citing Covid-19

The City of Santa Clara announced it will adjust hours and services at city libraries, as all library facilities will close starting Monday, while the Central Park Library reconfigures its lobby service.

On Tuesday, Jan. 25, the Central Park branch will open for limited services, including hold pickups, light browsing, and computer printing and copying. Both the Northside and Mission Branches will remain closed until further notice.

Bookmobile services across the city will pause until further notice.

The Foundation and Friends of the Library Bookstore will be closed through Feb. 3.

All items currently on hold at the Mission and Northside branches will be available for pickup at the Central Park Library, which will be the only hold pickup location until further notice.

Lobby and phone services will be available at the Central Park Library from 10am. to 2pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays; and from 3 to 7pm

Book drops will remain open at all library locations. The library's collection of e-books, e-audiobooks, magazines, and other online resources are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at www.sclibrary.org.

Library officials said they will assess the temporary modifications to hours and services weekly and will notify the community about reopening plans through online and print channels when they're available.

 

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  1. STICK TO THE SUBJECT:

    SCC NEW UPDATE: As of 01/20/2022 there was 21,846 cases total NEW CASES for the week starting 1/13/2022 all variants in Santa Clara County.

    Which means that for the month we have had 3,820 cases a day and if we add the existing 76,391 to the daily average times 12 we are likely to have 118,406 cases for the month of January. As for the month the total cases come to 71,785 and in comparison, to the entire month of December 2021 which had 18,163 cases we have about 4.2 TIMES more cases then the entire month of December.

    Now given that maybe only 5% need hospitals, that would come to 5,920 hospital bed demand and if only 10% of that needed ICU than we would have 592 new ICU bed cases, but we have only 42 Beds in Santa Clara County which means 550 people are out of luck. And as far as the region goes there are only 228 which means for Santa Clara County alone the region is short 330 people.

  2. STICK TO THE SUBJECT:

    With regards to the state, as of 01/20/2022 there was 770,647 cases total NEW CASES for the week starting 1/14/2022 all variants. As for the month the total cases come to 1,971,599. If we add the current amount to the MTD moving average we can expect to have 3,055,978 cases and out of 39,500,000 that is 7.7% or the odd of infection are 1 out of 12, and if only 5% of that need medical care than we need 152,799 patients and if only 10% of that require ICU than we should get 15,280 ICU patients. The State has only 1,402 beds available which means 13,878 patients will be out of luck.

    AND MOST HERE JUST SAY TO LET THE PEOPLE OF CALIFORNIA JUMP INTO THE COVID SHARK TANK AND HOPE THE SHARKS DO NOT KILL OR MAME YOU? THIS IS NOT A PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY IT IS A CRUEL METHOD OF ABUSING THE PEOPLE OF CALIFORNIA.

    AGAIN, ARE WE SAFE?

  3. STICK TO THE SUBJECT:

    HERE IS ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE:

    October 2020 was considered a SAFE period of time, where the most relaxed rules were applied and we were considered SAFE. The County had a total of 4,437 cases or a daily average of 144, but as of now January has had 76,391 with a daily average of 3,820 which means we have had 17.2 Times the infection in 20 days of January compared to the total month of October. As far as the state compares October 2020 had a total of 179,267 cases with a daily average of 5783. For January to date the state has had 1,971,599 cases with an average of 98,580 which is 11 times that of the entire month of October.

    So the only way we would be safer is if the current numbers of cases are at lease only 6% as dangerous as before in the county and 9% as dangerous regarding the state. But so far we are at critical levels still in hospitalization availability. PLEASE TELL ME WE ARE SAFE, AND HAVE PROOF TO PROVE IT?

  4. The real ugly truth is that there appears to be not just one but TWO new variants, that are proven to be spreading in the world since Omicron. The facts are until we have the discipline to fully CONTROL COVID we are going to persist in an endless spiral of new variants and new problems. Again the fact is for 5 times we tried to relax infection control and EVERY time it caused more infections, and now we are going to get MUTLIPLE variants. There was a weird movie called Pacific Rim, and the premise was kaiju were comming out of the ocean and acclereating and eventually multiple cycles simultaneously. We are at that point now unless we finally say, CONTROL IS EVERYTHING and that is it. We must PROVE CONTROL before going any further.

  5. I just noticed something, the NY Time is reporting for the month of January 91,485 cases in Santa Clara County, but the county is reporting only 77,391, a 14,094 undercount. Now from what I know about the NY Times data gathering. If you look at the methodology of the NY Times COVID tracing, it also states:
    “About the data
    In data for California, The Times primarily relies on reports from the state, as well as health districts or county governments that often report ahead of the state. California typically releases new data each day. Weekend counts may be lower because fewer sources report to the state. The state reports cases and deaths based on a person’s permanent or usual residence.

    The Times has identified reporting anomalies or methodology changes in the data.

    More about reporting anomalies or changes
    The tallies on this page include probable and confirmed cases and deaths in some counties.
    Confirmed cases and deaths, which are widely considered to be an undercount of the true toll, are counts of individuals whose coronavirus infections were confirmed by a molecular laboratory test. Probable cases and deaths count individuals who meet criteria for other types of testing, symptoms and exposure, as developed by national and local governments.

    Governments often revise data or report a single-day large increase in cases or deaths from unspecified days without historical revisions, which can cause an irregular pattern in the daily reported figures. The Times is excluding these anomalies from seven-day averages when possible. For agencies that do not report data every day, variation in the schedule on which cases or deaths are reported, such as around holidays, can also cause an irregular pattern in averages. The Times uses an adjustment method to vary the number of days included in an average to remove these irregularities.”

    It would appear that we may not be getting good data from the SCC, and in fact the recent update did not count any cases for the 21st as of yet, but the NY Times indicated 4,263

    I may be reporting a serious undercount

  6. SCC reports they have tested 550,441 tests this month an average of 26,211 a day with a monthly positivity of 13.5% this month, in comparison to October 2020 where there were 460,400 tests a daily average of 14,851 but a positivity of 1.1% that means the county is having a 12.2 Times increase from another month that we were considering safe, RIGHT? Now say that the hospitilization rate hse been about 50% less than Delta for Omicron, that would mean that it is likely that we would have 6.1 times the hospitilizations. BUT THE SCC IS NOT REPORTING HOSPITILIZATION AFTER JULY 2021!!! WHERE IS THIS DATA!!!!

    AGAIN ARE WE SAFE???

  7. Well it is official, the new wave of Omicron has already started in the County. And since we are not trying to keep it from spreading in about 4 weeks we are likely to see it peak like its parent.

  8. STICK TO THE SUBJECT:

    SCC NEW UPDATE: As of 01/28/2022 there was 14,355 cases total NEW CASES for the week starting 1/21/2022 all variants in Santa Clara County. And for the month we have had 100,383

    Which means that for the month we have had 3,717 cases a day and if we add the existing 100,383 to the daily average times 6 we are likely to have 115,255 cases for the month of January. As for the month the total cases come to 96,601 and in comparison, to the entire month of December 2021 which had 18,163 cases we have about 5.5 TIMES more cases then the entire month of December.

    Now given that maybe only 5% need hospitals, that would come to 5,762 hospital bed demand and if only 10% of that needed ICU than we would have 576 new ICU bed cases, but we have only 63 Beds in Santa Clara County which means 513 people are out of luck. And as far as the region goes there are only 222 which means for Santa Clara County alone the region is short 285 people.

  9. HERE IS ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE:

    October 2020 was considered a SAFE period of time, where the most relaxed rules were applied and we were considered SAFE. The County had a total of 4,437 cases or a daily average of 144, but as of now January has had 100,383 with a daily average of 3,717 which means we have had 22.6 times the infection in 27 days of January compared to the total month of October. As far as deaths the County had 34 deaths in October 2020, but it is reported we have 51 to date for January. As far as the state compares October 2020 had a total of 179,267 cases with a daily average of 5,783. For January to date the state has had 2,654,410 cases with an average of 98,311 which is 14.8 times that of the entire month of October.

  10. STICK TO THE SUBJECT:

    With regards to the state, as of 01/28/2022 there was 682,811 cases total NEW CASES for the week starting 1/21/2022 all variants. As for the month the total cases come to 2,654,410. The average new cases this month are 98,311 If we add the current amount to the MTD moving average we can expect to have 3,047,656 cases and out of 39,500,000 that is 8% or the odd of infection are 1 out of 12, and if only 5% of that need medical care than we need 152,382 patients and if only 10% of that require ICU than we should get 15,248 ICU patients. The State has only 1,449 beds available which means 13,789 patients will be out of luck.

    AND MOST HERE JUST SAY TO LET THE PEOPLE OF CALIFORNIA JUMP INTO THE COVID SHARK TANK AND HOPE THE SHARKS DO NOT KILL OR MAME YOU? THIS IS NOT A PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY IT IS A CRUEL METHOD OF ABUSING THE PEOPLE OF CALIFORNIA.

    AGAIN, ARE WE SAFE?

  11. STICK TO THE SUBJECT:

    SCC NEW UPDATE: As of 01/30/2022 there was 14,249 cases total NEW CASES for the week starting 1/23/2022 all variants in Santa Clara County. And for the month we have had 107,037

    Which means that for the month we have had 3,568 cases a day and if we add the existing 107,037 to the daily average times 1 we are likely to have 110,605 cases for the month of January. As for the month the total cases come to 107,037 and in comparison, to the entire month of December 2021 which had 18,163 cases we have about 5.9 TIMES more cases then the entire month of December.

    Now given that maybe only 5% need hospitals, that would come to 5,530 hospital bed demand and if only 10% of that needed ICU than we would have 553 new ICU bed cases, but we have only 40 Beds in Santa Clara County which means 513 people are out of luck. And as far as the region goes there are only 240 which means for Santa Clara County alone the region is short 273 people.

  12. HERE IS ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE:

    October 2020 was considered a SAFE period of time, where the most relaxed rules were applied and we were considered SAFE. The County had a total of 4,437 cases or a daily average of 144, but as of now January has had 107,037 with a daily average of 3,568 which means we have had 24.1 times the infection in 30 days of January compared to the total month of October. As far as deaths the County had 34 deaths in October 2020, but it is reported we have 51 to date for January. As far as the state compares October 2020 had a total of 179,267 cases with a daily average of 5783. For January to date the state has had 2,777,012 cases with an average of 92,400 which is 15.5 times that of the entire month of October.

  13. STICK TO THE SUBJECT:

    SCC NEW UPDATE: As of 01/30/2022 there was 12,138 cases total NEW CASES for the week starting 1/24/2022 all variants in Santa Clara County. And for the month we have had 108,512

    Which means that for the month we have had 3,500 cases a day and if we add the existing 107,037 to the daily average times 1 we are likely to have 110,605 cases for the month of January. As for the month the total cases come to 107,037 and in comparison, to the entire month of December 2021 which had 18,163 cases we have about 6 TIMES more cases then the entire month of December.

    Now given that maybe only 5% need hospitals, that would come to 5,600 hospital bed demand for the month and if only 10% of that needed ICU than we would have 560 new ICU bed cases, but we have only 45 Beds in Santa Clara County which means 515 people are out of luck. And as far as the region goes there are only 266 which means for Santa Clara County alone the region is short 249 people.

    HERE IS ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE:

    October 2020 was considered a SAFE period of time, where the most relaxed rules were applied and we were considered SAFE. The County had a total of 4,437 cases or a daily average of 144, but as of now January has had 108,5123 with a daily average of 3,500 which means we have had 24.5 times the infection in 30 days of January compared to the total month of October. As far as deaths the County had 34 deaths in October 2020, but it is reported we have 51 to date for January. As far as the state compares October 2020 had a total of 179,267 cases with a daily average of 5783. For January to date the state has had 2,896,296 cases with an average of 93,428 which is 16.2 times that of the entire month of October.

  14. STICK TO THE SUBJECT:

    SCC NEW UPDATE: As of today January, had 110,0097 total NEW CASES. This makes 3552 cases per day. In comparison to December that had 23,980 with a daily rate of 774, but the last week of December did have 15,560. So in comparison January had 4.6 Times more cases than December 2021. In comparison to October 2021 the County had a total of 4,437 cases or a daily average of 144. There was 24.8 Times the cases in January in comparison to October.

    Santa Clara County still has only 41 ICU Beds open out 563 in the County, that means we have less than 8% open ICU beds. Obviously during October 2021 we had days we had twice that amount. By the way there are only 23 ADULT ICU BEDS, which means we only have 18 available beds for CHILDREN!!

    AND MOST HERE JUST SAY TO LET THE PEOPLE OF CALIFORNIA JUMP INTO THE COVID SHARK TANK AND HOPE THE SHARKS DO NOT KILL OR MAME YOU? THIS IS NOT A PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY IT IS A CRUEL METHOD OF ABUSING THE PEOPLE OF CALIFORNIA.

    AGAIN, ARE WE SAFE?

  15. STICK TO THE SUBJECT:

    SCC NEW UPDATE: As of today Feb 3,2022 we had 1027 new cases Month To Date in comparison to October 2021 which had a MTD total of 247, so we are still at 4.15 times that of when we were supposedly safe. What I have noticed is a good downward trend, but not nearly as safe as we were in October 2021. And understand again we now have 4 new variants about to hit at the same time now according to the World Health Organization. That report is found here (https://deadline.com/2022/02/four-omicron-variants-variant-of-concern-1234925304/)

    A VERY IMPORTANT POINT HERE IS:

    “A Danish preprint study of 8,541 household cases conducted in late December and Early January indicated “a transmission advantage of Omicron BA.2 over BA.1.” BA.2 has since come to account for the majority of new daily cases in the country.

    Compared to BA.1, the study found “an increased susceptibility for both unvaccinated, fully vaccinated and booster-vaccinated individuals in BA.2 households.” It also indicated that “the pattern of increased transmissibility was not for fully-vaccinated and booster-vaccinated primary cases.”

    Translation: Everyone, no matter their vaccination status, is more susceptible to getting BA.2 from another infected person in the home. But, according to the study, fully-vaccinated or boosted people were less likely to infect others in the in their households.

    The study bolsters the argument that, as Ghebreyesus said Monday, “Variants of SARS-CoV-2 may continue to escape neutralizing antibodies induced by vaccines against prior variants.”

    WHO officials argued strenuously this week that rather than playing whack-a-mole with new strains, a more comprehensive SARS-CoV-2 vaccine that would protect against all variants should be developed.”

    WE DO NOT HAVE THAT YET!!! WE WILL NEED TO CONTROL INFECTION WHILE THAT IS IN DEVELOPMENT!!!

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