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 7/13/2020 (5 p.m.): In a statement issued by the County of Santa Clara Department of Public Health in the late afternoon, Santa Clara County was added to the State’s County Monitoring List on Sunday, July 12, 2020. Due to the Governor's new announcement today, County officials said sectors are required to close for indoor operations in counties on the monitoring list including in Santa Clara County, effective Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 12:01 a.m.
The County's chart below provides information on the industries being closed statewide and in Santa Clara County, as well as the effective date of the closure:
|Industry Closed for Indoor Operations||Date of Closure|
|Restaurants||Closed statewide effective July 13th|
|Wineries and tasting rooms||Closed statewide effective July 13th|
|Movie theaters||Closed statewide effective July 13th|
|Cardrooms||Closed statewide effective July 13th|
|Family entertainment centers||Closed statewide effective July 13th|
|Zoos and museums||Closed statewide effective July 13th|
|Bars, breweries, and pubs
|Closed statewide effective July 13th|
|Worship services||Closed in Santa Clara County effective July 15th|
|Protests||Closed in Santa Clara County effective July 15th|
|Fitness centers||Closed in Santa Clara County effective July 15th|
|Offices in nonessential sectors||Closed in Santa Clara County effective July 15th|
|Personal care services,e.g., nail salons, body waxing, tattoo parlors||Closed in Santa Clara County effective July 15th|
|Hair salons and barbershops||Closed in Santa Clara County effective July 15th|
|Closed in Santa Clara County effective July 15th
Update 7/13/2020: As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to increase statewide, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the State is closing indoor operations statewide for restaurants, wineries, movie theaters and family entertainment, zoos and museums, and cardrooms. Bars must close all operations.
Governor Newsom also said for the 30 counties that are currently on the State's watch list, they will now be required to close indoor operations for fitness centers, places of worship, offices for non-critical sectors, personal care services, hair salons and barbershops, and malls. At this time, Santa Clara County is not on the state's County Monitoring List for COVID-19.
On Monday, July 13, the County of Santa Clara Department of Public Health announced 253 new cases for a total of 6,542, with one additional death for a total of 167 deaths due to COVID-19 in the county. There are 13 new cases for a total of 337 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city of Santa Clara. View the County Public Health data dashboard. County Public Health officials say the higher new case count is due to some reporting delays over the last few days.