The Quick Beat
- Black Lives Matter
On Sunday, June 7, a Black Lives Matter Peaceful Protest will be happening from 2pm – 5pm. Leaders from Milpitas High School, who are organizing the event, will be speaking, along with Superintendent Cheryl Jordan and Chief of Police Armando Corpuz. The event will start at Milpitas High School, and then everyone will march over to Milpitas City Hall. People are required to wear masks and practice social distancing. Flyer here.
- Philippines Independence Day
A Philippines Independence Day Lockdown Concert is happening on June 15. The virtual event will feature US and Filipino artists from all around the globe. Entertainers from Milpitas who will be performing are Gavin Heraldo, Zeyonce Brown, Jason Marrero, Christian Andrade, and Megan Zamora. Milpitas Councilmember Carmen Montano will also be making an appearance. The Milpitas Beat is one of the sponsors for the event. Click here for more details.
- SCCOE Statement
The Santa Clara County Office of Education sent out a statement today about their planning process for reopening schools this Fall. They wrote that are “eager to see schools reopen with in-person instruction with the appropriate mixture of face-to-face and distance learning that prioritizes students safety while also considering the learning needs of students and the needs of parents and our broader community.” SCCOE has put together a survey for all students throughout the district to share their thoughts, ideas, and concerns. The survey and more information about their statement can be found here.
The Santa Clara County Library District announced it would be offering curbside library services later this month. This means that at the Milpitas Library, patrons will soon be able to return books as well as pick up materials that are placed on hold. The SCCLD is also planning on quarantining returning items for a 72 hour period, to be on the safe side. All 8 libraries are also being deep cleaned.
Looking to get tested for coronavirus? It’s a free, simple process. The Milpitas Fire Department’s Mobile Testing Unit is offering nasal swab tests throughout Milpitas, and there’s no doctor referral required. Testing takes 5 minutes, and you get your results in 24 hours. Just bring your ID and insurance card. Next week, you’ll find the team out at Cardoza Park on Monday, Pinewood Park on Tuesday, Senior Center on Wednesday, Hall Park on Thursday, and Augustine Park on Friday.
You can schedule an appointment here.
If you have Kaiser insurance, they won’t be able to test you but they can help you figure out where to go!