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Local Updates on Coronavirus Outbreak

Post Date:01/24/2020 8:30 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 3/27/2020:  Effective today, March 27, Mission City Memorial Park (MCMP) is now closed to the public due to the “Stay at Home” order. MCMP staff will continue to be available to schedule interments and perform all scheduled interments. In compliance with federal, state and local (including County of Santa Clara Public Health Department) orders, all COVID-19 protocols and social distancing requirements will be enforced, including during funerals. The administration office is open for essential cemetery business. Staff can be contacted by calling 408-615-3790 or emailing with any needs or questions.

Update 3/26/2020: Water & Sewer Utilities is reporting a rise in sewer backups due to wipes being flushed down the toilet. Since March 17, City sewer crews have responded to 16 service calls for sewer backups, some of which were likely caused by wipes clogging the pipes.Everyone is reminded to throw away all wipes or paper towels in the trash.


Flushing wipes cause sewer backups and creates a public health issue. Even wipes labeled “flushable” will clog pipes and interfere with sewage collection and treatment. Throw them away.

As of 5 p.m. March 25, County of Santa Clara Public Health Department reports 83 new cases for a total of 542 confirmed coronavirus cases with 154 hospitalizations in the county. County public health officials also announced two additional deaths due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 19.

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