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 4/8/2020: The Santa Clara County Health Officer, Dr. Sara Cody, issued a new order today, requiring all entities and individuals in the county to disclose, on a one-time basis, any large inventories of personal protect equipment (PPE) and ventilators. According to the County, the goal of this order is to know what supplies currently exist in the county, appropriately plan for a potential hospital surge, and to ensure the health and safety of frontline medical workers and patients. For more information about the order, visit County Public Health's website.
At the Tuesday, April 7, 2020 meeting, the City Council took additional action concerning the residential eviction moratorium in Santa Clara. While an urgency ordinance remains in effect until May 8, 2020, the Council moved forward on a regular ordinance that would align the eviction moratorium’s date with Governor Newsom’s executive order for a statewide eviction moratorium and the County of Santa Clara’s recent eviction moratorium. The City’s ordinance also aligns with the County’s ordinance for the period in which past rent may be recovered. The moratorium only applies to residential evictions for nonpayment of rent and no-fault evictions due to coronavirus-related impacts. The moratorium does not waive the payment of rent. For more information, visit the City's COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium webpage.
County Public Health reported there are now 1,380 confirmed cases and three additional deaths, due to COVID-19, for a total of 46 deaths in Santa Clara County.