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Coronavirus: In a matter of days, county's total number of cases rises to 9

Original post made on Mar 2, 2020

Seven new cases of coronavirus were reported in Santa Clara County over the past four days. Concerns have climbed at Palo Alto Unified, where the district sent home two students after learning their parent was exposed to the disease.

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Posted by Robyn
a resident of another community
on Mar 2, 2020 at 3:45 pm

Be responsible for yourself and your family.
Avoid ill people and wash your hands with soap and water, not ineffective anti-bacterials. We are avoiding crowded areas, especially buses and trains.
Our office allows tele-commuting and they have removed all eating utensils from the kitchen!
Regarding transparency, Google announced that one of their employees tested positive in Switzerland long before the government did.
Stay safe.

Posted by Gary
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Mar 2, 2020 at 7:10 pm

Based on traffic today, half of Silicon Valley workers did not go in. VOTERS: Fill out your ballots. They are due in a collection box - such as at the MV library - or postmarked by Tuesday. Don't forget who has dropped out if you have a Democratic ballot. Don't vote for a dropout.

Posted by Mountain View Resident
a resident of North Whisman
on Mar 6, 2020 at 6:15 am

I think that it may be safer for the school districts to close for at least some period of time as it seems that the virus will continue to spread and even though students may have a lower chance of the ill-effects of the virus they can unintentionally bring the virus home and infect their parents or older relatives who are more susceptible to the virus. In addition perhaps teachers can place both the gel disinfectant and tissues within their classrooms and inform their students to use them as there are not sinks or soap and water within classrooms.

Posted by Another MV Resident
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Mar 6, 2020 at 8:54 am

@MountainViewResident: Think that you need to look at infection rates before making a call that kids are safer at home. Also need to think about impact on the community once thousands of parents need to figure out child care for thousands of kids for a period of time that could be weeks to months. May be easier for people with tech desk jobs to work from home but the contractor, the store manager, the restaurant worker... not so much. Start with something simple like how to pay for lunch for kids that are getting free meals at school now, and the health impact if they can’t be fed at home - they could be worse off if they have to stay home for an extended period. it gets complicated quickly and it’s not an easy decision...

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