The County of Santa Clara's Shelter-at-Home order remains in effect as some businesses and new activities are allowed to reopen with social distancing protocols and safety requirements in place. For local updates on the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, visit

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Local Updates on Coronavirus Outbreak

Post Date:04/01/2020 3:30 PM

To help you stay informed, the City of Santa Clara has created a webpage that will be updated as new information with a local impact becomes available: Coronavirus Updates

On March 11, 2020, the City of Santa Clara declared a local state of emergency due to the growing novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, outbreak in Santa Clara County. The City began providing only essential services as of March 17, 2020. The City is in regular communications with the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department, the County's Office of Emergency Management and other community partners in regards to the public health emergency.

Update 6/5/2020: The County’s updated Shelter-in-Place order is now in effect as of Friday, June 5, allowing certain additional businesses and activities to resume while keeping key restrictions in place that help to slow down the transmission of COVID-19.

  • According to the County order, the public is still to stay in their homes except when engaging in certain essential and allowed activities.

  • Additional businesses that can reopen include:
    • Outdoor dining at restaurants and other facilities that prepare and serve food, subject to limitations/social distancing
    • Retail and shopping centers for in-store shopping, subject to limitations/social distancing
    • Childcare, summer camps, summer school, and all other educational or recreational programs for all children, in stable groups of up to 12 children
    • All manufacturing, warehousing, and logistics, subject to limitations/social distancing
    • House cleaning and other no-contact in-home services
    • Low contact/no contact service businesses such as shoe repair, watch repair, and other similar services, subject to limitations/social distancing
    • All pet grooming

  • Additional activities that may resume include:
    • Outdoor small ceremonies and religious services, in groups no larger than 25
    • All outdoor recreational activities that do not involve physical contact, with social distancing, including swimming pools, hiking, tennis, golf, etc.
    • Camping, subject to limitations/social distancing
    • Drive-in theaters and other car-based gatherings with limitations

When there are differences between the County’s Shelter-in-Place order and the State of California’s order, you must comply with the stricter of the two orders

  • As a result, the City of Santa Clara’s swimming pools are technically not allowed to open with the new County order.
  • That’s because the State order does not allow public swimming pools at this time.


The County of Santa Clara Department of Public Health announced 52 new cases for a total of 2,892 with no additional deaths for a total of 144 deaths due to COVID-19 in the county. There remains one new case for a total of 131 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city of Santa Clara. View the County Public Health data dashboard.  

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