We all have unique needs and abilities and each one of us can take actions to get ready to face an emergency or disaster. Persons with access and functional needs include multi-lingual communities, families with infants and children, older adults, persons with disabilities, and persons experiencing homelessness.
This page provides resources to help enhance independence and readiness through emergency preparedness.
Learn how to get tested, stay safe, and slow the spread.
You do not need a doctor’s referral or note to be tested. COVID-19 testing sites offer accessible services for people with disabilities and those with other access or functional needs. When you arrive, if you need an accommodation, alert the staff on site. Everyone is welcome regardless of immigration status.
View local updates on Facebook Live at 10:00 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays – with an American Sign Language interpreter
The goals of case investigation and contact tracing are to support individuals who may be positive for COVID-19 to safely stay home and slow the spread of COVID-19 among their family, friends, and community.
While the Health Officer’s Order is in effect, businesses and public entities still need to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and make accommodations for persons with access and functional needs. Learn more by visiting the Access and Functional Needs FAQs.
Deciding which type of transportation you should take to a COVID-19 testing site should be easy. Read more on How to Get To a Testing Site flowchart for more information.
Isolation & Quarantine Support
Santa Clara County COVID-19 Support Team provides resources to County residents who test positive for COVID-19 or are identified as contacts to a positive case to enable them to isolate or quarantine safely. The Isolation and Quarantine Support Services provide community members with the following resources:
Rental and utility bill assistance
Grocery that honor dietary requirements
Cleaning supplies and face coverings [for yourself and any personal care assistant]
Transportation to and from hospital and doctor’s appointments [including paratransit options]
Mental health support
Assistance in multiple languages
A hotel/motel room with clean linens and laundry service [with options for personal care assistants and service animals to shelter with you]
To learn more about the three main components of the program, please read the County’s Isolation and Quarantine Guidance or call the Isolation & Quarantine Support Program at (408) 808-7770.
Video on Isolation vs Quarantine
PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)
Severe weather and the threat of wildfires may cause PG&E to turn off electricity for public safety. Here is how you can prepare:
ReadySCC from the App Store or Google Play. You can download this free, app to your phone or tablet and create a family disaster preparedness plan in a few steps. ReadySCC also stores emergency contacts and links to resources.