COVID: Five Things You Need to Know 07/30/21

It is Friday, July 30th, 2021 and here are 5 Things You Need To Know About COVID-19. 

1 – Delta Rising, Masking Recommended: Largely due to the Delta Variant, Covid-19 transmission levels are rising across our counties. The CDC recommends masking indoors – even for vaccinated individuals – in counties with substantial or high community transmission. According to the CDC here’s where we stand: 

        • Santa Clara County: Substantial
        • San Mateo: Substantial
        • San Francisco: High
        • Alameda: High
        • Contra Costa: High
        • Solano: High
        • Napa: High
        • Marin: Substantial
        • Sonoma: High

2 – County Masking Requirements: Following on the CDC recommendations, as of today, July 30th, Sacramento joins Washington D.C, Los Angeles County and Yolo County in requiring masking indoors even for those who have been vaccinated. More may soon follow

3 – Rethinking Reopenings: Yesterday morning Twitter was the most recent of several Silicon Valley companies including Google, Facebook and Apple to announce that previous plans to reopen have been significantly delayed.

4 – Public & Private Vaxx Mandates: As the Delta Variant of Covid-19 continues to spread, California and Santa Clara County have now been joined by the Federal Government in requiring their employees to be vaccinated or to wear masks and be tested frequently. The Governor’s office and Santa Clara County have encouraged companies in California to impose similar vaccine requirements for their employees.

5Digital Vaxxed-Up Backup: California now has an easy way to show proof of vaccination through a QR code. The state’s Digital Covid 19 Vaccine Record website allows users to get and save a QR code that allows users to show proof of vaccination. 

Thanks for joining us for this installment of 5 Things You Need to Know About Covid-19. Update brought to you by Senior Vice President of Health, Housing & Transportation, Jason Baker. Companies can follow @SVLeadershipGrp for more covid information and updates. For specific questions or follow-up, please reach out to


July 30, 2021