Local Updates on Coronavirus Outbreak
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 7/14/2020: This year's Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival is canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Santa Clara has been monitoring and evaluating the County of Santa Clara public health orders. Based on the July 2, 2020 order and current specific health directives, outdoor gatherings are limited to 60 persons including hosts, workers and guests. As this event attracts thousands of festival goers, the Parks & Recreation staff have been in contact with many artists, nonprofits, entertainment groups, volunteers, sponsors and others to explore feasible alternatives. However, given the unprecedented challenges, the City will not be able to host the 40th Anniversary Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival in 2020.