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How is Mountain View coping with coronavirus? Tech workers sent home, events canceled

Original post made on Mar 6, 2020

With 20 people across Santa Clara County who have tested positive for the new coronavirus (COVID-19), companies and event organizers across Mountain View are heeding new county guidance to minimize the risk of spreading the virus.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, March 6, 2020, 1:54 PM

Comments (9)

Posted by resident
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 6, 2020 at 2:33 pm

Will these tech companies continue to pay their non-tech contract workers who cannot work from home? That included janitors, grounds keepers, cafeteria workers, building maintenance workers, and also many administrative workers.

Posted by BDBD
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Mar 6, 2020 at 2:41 pm

@resident: Yes, even if those hourly workers don't come to work. Of course they will be paid if they do come in.

From the article: "In addition, on March 6, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and Google made a public commitment to their hourly and subcontracted workers who need to stay home, saying they will be paid their regular wages."

Posted by 172
a resident of Shoreline West
on Mar 6, 2020 at 8:58 pm

How long till it gets here ?

Posted by MV
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Mar 7, 2020 at 7:16 am

While the tech companies are doing their best to stop the spread, it is important the schools also think about it. They should think about closing / remote classes ASAP. This would greatly help to contain.

Posted by Member
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Mar 7, 2020 at 2:52 pm

This is the most over ridiculous crazy level of fear mongering insanity over reaction I’ve ever seen. If this was never reported, it would just go through the world as a bad flu season and nothing more. Workers been coming to work with fevers every flu season that kills 100s of people every single day.

Let’s it run its course, anyone with health issues should already been taking the same precautions for normal annual bugs and viruses.

This is beyond insanity, fear mongering staring at phones counting every death.

Posted by S1
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Mar 7, 2020 at 4:33 pm

This is not fear mongering insanity. We are talking about containment. If we don’t contain it today, it might lead to a possible lockdown like in other countries.

Posted by Odd
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Mar 7, 2020 at 8:28 pm

What is interesting is the reactions of some and the level of reporting. Sunnyvale quarantines their staff after a statement of a possible exposure. No facts. It is the complete opposite of they way they normally work where you need more than just a "statement." The result, the patient that passed did not have any symptoms and did not have the COVID-19. I am sure Mountain View PD has had contact with someone that carried the virus they just don't know it.

The bigger over reaction is Stanford. One staff member is positive and they shutdown all class? Stanford is a city within a city. That is about 20,000 people. One person or even ten people is not even one percent.

Why were the events in Washington so extreme? Because it was a contained facility with a staff that are not regular healthcare workers that understand the importance of patient contact and containment.

Washing ones hands and cleaning of common areas is what needs to be part of culture. If anything is to be learned about this is the importance of cleaning and support staff that keep our work places clean....not just Taking out the trash.

Wash your hands and don't live in fear.

Posted by Truth
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Mar 9, 2020 at 8:53 am

Well ... this is the real story ...

Web Link

Posted by Truth
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Mar 10, 2020 at 3:03 pm

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