..."Now is the time to prepare for the possibility of widespread community transmission," the county department of public health announced after a third county resident was infected on Feb. 28.
...As of Tuesday, the virus had killed 16 people in Santa Clara, more than any other California county.
...According to the 2020 Silicon Valley Index, published in February, the various tech hubs in Santa Clara, San Mateo, Alameda and Santa Cruz counties accounted for 12% of the state's GDP, supporting 1.7 million jobs.
...Joe Simitian, a Santa Clara County Ssupervisor and former state lawmaker, estimated that nearly 70% of county households have at least one foreign-born member.
...It is only a week old, and county officials do not know yet know how effective it will be.
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