National AARP is sharing current COVID-19 information every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. PDT. The (corrected) phone # is 855-274-9507.
Please remember and pray for the families of Marlene Hruby and Libby Harbour (see tributes by Marilyn Clough on page 2). Marlene was my mentor for two years, and I will never forget her assistance. She was a huge participant in our chapter for the last ten to fifteen years.
Many thanks again to Thelma Bridges and her telephone committee; they have contacted all our members every week checking to see if they are safe and have all the items they need.
Paul and Sharon Levine will host a general Zoom meeting on Tuesday, June 16. (See posting). We must use 21st century technology to keep our bonds strong. The Campbell Community Center will not open for meetings like ours until at least August; I will keep you posted about any changes.
It’s mosquito season, so be sure to have all your screens in place, and empty any standing water.
Some updated information from AARP member Liz Gibbons:
-Capacity for expanded testing is ramping up. Congregate settings, such as nursing homes, will also see increased testing;
-About 1,000 to 1,200 tests are being conducted daily in Santa Clara County; ideal is 4,000/day. For more information, check sccgov.org/cv19testing;
-Testing and contact tracing are two of our five key indicators that are needed to be ready for the next phase of our COVID-19 response;
-County Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) and County COVID-19 Assistance Navigation (CAN) have teamed up to create resource lines for workers who are financially impacted by COVID-19. OLSE hotline is 1-866-870-7725; CAN hotline is 1-408-809-2124.
For more timely information on County Shelter-In-Place orders, go to https://www.sccgov.org/sites/covid19/Pages/public-health-orders.aspx