Update on WVCS Food and Service Distribution
March 9, 2020
Dear WVCS Clients,
Based on recommendations from the Santa Clara County Public Health Department and Second Harvest of Silicon Valley, we are adjusting our procedure for food and service distribution while ensuring that you continue to receive vital services.
This change is being implemented to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 or coronavirus and to protect you, our volunteers, and our staff.
Please read the full announcement here:
Update: County of Santa Clara Public Health Department
March 9, 2020
County of Santa Clara Issues Order to Cancel Mass Gatherings Due to Increasing Rates of COVID-19
March 9, 2020: CDC’s recommendations for 30 day Mitigation Strategies for Santa Clara County, California, based on current situation with COVID-19 Transmission and affected health care facilities
Order of the Health Officer of the County of Santa Clara:
Order of the Health Officer of the County of Santa Clara imposing a Countywide Moratorium on Mass Gatherings of 1,000 or more persons to mitigate the spread of COVID-19
Please also read the updated guidance for:
Updated Guidance for Persons Hosting Gatherings and Community Events of Less Than 1,000 People
Updated Guidance for People at Higher Risk for Severe COVID-19 Illness
Please remember that the novel coronavirus response and recommendations are evolving and changing rapidly.
For the most current information, check and subscribe to Public Health's website and social media pages:
Santa Clara County Site: http://sccphd.org/coronavirus
Message From Josh Selo, Executive Director, West Valley Community Services (WVCS)
March 8, 2020
Dear WVCS supporters and partners,
Every so often there comes a time when we are called to face a significant challenge head-on, pivot our plans, and take steps to make sure we are being highly responsive to the evolving needs of our community. This is one such time!
At WVCS we take our civic responsibility seriously. The health and safety of our clients, volunteers, and staff is important to us and we are taking every step possible to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus/Covid-19 in our community.
Based on recommendations from the Santa Clara County Public Health Department and Second Harvest of Silicon Valley, we are canceling all upcoming events, moving critical meetings online, and adjusting our procedure for food and service distribution while ensuring that our clients continue to receive vital services.
We will continue to work with our community partners to develop and implement contingency plans that make it possible for us to achieve our mission of fighting hunger and homelessness. We remain pragmatic and flexible in developing policies and procedures to accommodate public health recommendations which can help reduce infection.
If you have any questions or would like to help out during this challenging time, please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or our team at 408.255.8033.
Wishing you good health,
Josh Selo, Executive Director
For more information:
CDC COVID-19 (Centers for Disease Control)
Santa Clara County Public Health, Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)