Our Response to COVID-19

On March 16th, 2020 the Santa Clara Public Health Department issued a legal order directing residents to shelter at home for the next 3 weeks to limit the spread of COVID-19.

This order limits activity, travel, and business functions to only the most essential needs. We encourage all of our community and partners to stay at home and only go out for needs related to healthcare, medicine, food, and other essential necessities of life.

To protect the safety of our partners and the community at large, our Client service center, The Health Trust; backbone agency for the Getting to Zero initiative, and other offices are currently closed, however our Getting to Zero Leadership team and action team meetings continue to take place remotely. Also, many of our getting to zero mini grants recipients have modified and or are looking at different means to complete their projects to address the priorities set to get to Zero New HIV infections, Zero deaths related to HIV and Zero Stigma.

Getting to Zero Leadership Team Meetings remaining. All meetings will be held remotely

  • March 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am
  • April 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am
  • May 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am
  • June 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am

Getting to Zero Direct Communication:

e-mail : Candelariof@healthtrust.org

Social Media

www.gettingtozeroscc.org

www.hivtoday.org

Getting to Zero Facebook

Getting to Zero Instagram

Resources

Below are local, county, federal and other helpful resources to support our community at large and partners who support and or work with those in our county living with, and or at risk of acquiring, HIV.

STD Testing / Prevention – The Crane Center
https://www.sccgov.org/sites/phd/services/hiv-resources/Pages/std-hiv-test-home.aspx

HIV Care and Treatment – PACE CLINIC
https://www.scvmc.org/clinics-and-locations/Moorpark/PACE-Clinic/Pages/PACE-Clinic.aspx

Legal Services – Law Foundation
https://www.lawfoundation.org/coronavirus

LGBTQ – Santa Clara County Office of LGBTQ Affairs
https://www.sccgov.org/sites/lgbtq/COVID-19/Pages/home.aspx

Federal HIV Resource – HIV.GOV
https://www.hiv.gov/blog/hhs-hivaids-guidelines-panels-release-interim-guidance-covid-19-and-persons-hiv?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily20200323&utm_content=federalresponse

Sex and COVID-19, what should I know?
Please visit Planned Parenthood’s website about COVID-19 and Sexual Health for more information. And refer to the Public Health Department’s Novel Coronavirus webpage regarding all current recommendations regarding COVID-19.

Sex – Sex and Corona Virus Disease 2019 PDF
https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/covid-sex-guidance.pdf

Santa Clara County HIV Commission
https://www.sccgov.org/sites/phd/collab/hiv-commission/Pages/hiv-c-home.aspx

Food Access
Second Harvest Silicon Valley (to request food) 1-800-984-3663

Medical Needs

  • If you need to see a healthcare provider and don’t have insurance, call Valley Connections at 1-888-334-1000.
  • If you are experiencing a medical emergency call 9-1-1.​ 

General COVID-19 Information

2-1-1 Call Center for Questions about Coronavirus and COVID-19 (2-1-1 phone and text services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in 150 languages through phone interpretation services. Text services are available in English and Spanish and can be initiated by texting the message “coronavirus” to 211211)