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COVID-19, Santa Clara County and the Future

As California nears 25,000 cases of COVID-19, there have now been more than 1,800 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Santa Clara County, with a death toll of over 60. With a population of nearly 2 million, the number of COVID-19-related deaths per 100,000 residents is the highest rate of any of the Bay Area’s five most populous counties.

How are Santa Clara's leaders handling this crisis and what steps will they take to handle pandemics in the future? Hear more from Santa Clara County officials.


This program is part of The Commonwealth Club’s virtual series, addressing the myriad impacts of COVID19 on our community and society at large. It is supported by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and collaborative of local funders and donors. We are grateful for their support and hope others will follow their example to support the Club during these uncertain times.


Media partner: CreaTV

April 24, 2020

United States

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Sam Liccardo

Mayor of San Jose

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Cindy Chavez

Vice President, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors

Jeff Smith

M.D., J.D., Executive Officer, Santa Clara County

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Dr. Terry Christensen

Host and Executive Producer, CreaTV; Professor and Chair Emeritus, Political Science Department, San Jose State University—Moderator