With more than 90% of the state’s population in areas now with substantial or high transmission, the California Department of Public Health recommends universal masking in indoor public settings and in schools
The new vaccination requirements are part of the state's push to get more people vaccinated as a wave of new cases, spurred by the ultra-contagious delta variant and cases among unvaccinated people, threatens to halt the state's progress in mitigating the virus' spread.
The Santa Clara City Library will expand in-person services in the coming weeks. The Mission and Northside branch libraries will expand the week of July 26 and Central Park Library will expand in-person services the week of Aug. 23.
California would be the first state to adopt a state-funded guaranteed income program, funding pilot projects that would guarantee some people, especially foster youth and pregnant women, an income floor. Santa Clara County’s pilot program provides $1,000 a month to 72 foster youth.
Beginning Monday, county libraries will add 18 more hours a week for patrons to visit the library, browse collections, use the public computers and printers, reserve a meeting room or read in the library.