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COVID-19 Update (March 27, 2020, 3:30 p.m.)

Post Date:03/27/2020 3:30 PM

City of Santa Clara Communications/Emergency Operations Center  

Lenka Wright, Director of Communications, 408-615-5515 or
City of Santa Clara Media Line: 408-615-2181 or

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This is a summary of the City of Santa Clara’s latest response efforts along with impacts to local events and City programs/services due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency.

Current Developments

  • Effective today, March 27, Mission City Memorial Park (MCMP) is now closed to the public due to the “Stay at Home” order.
    • Interment Services: 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.
    • Cemetery Business: The administration office is open for essential cemetery business.
  • This morning, March 27, County of Santa Clara Public Health officials gave a media tour of the Federal Medical Station (FMS) that’s being set up inside the City-owned Santa Clara Convention Center.
    • According to County Public Health officials, the FMS will serve less-acute COVID-19 cases and provide increased capacity for local hospitals.
    • The FMS is expected to open in the next week or two.

City Programs and Services

Parks & Recreation Department - Senior Services

  • The City’s Supplemental Meals Program for seniors is serving 698 meals this weekend. That’s up from 284 meals last week.
    • The program kicked off last Friday, March 20, thanks to the catering resources of the City-owned Santa Clara Convention Center preparing weekend food packages for distribution to seniors.
    • With the help of volunteers from Santa Clara Firefighters Foundation, the City is providing these packages, consisting of two breakfasts and two lunches, to homebound seniors and individuals who sign up for the delivery through the City’s Senior Center Nutrition Program.
    • The effort leverages the existing Monday through Friday meal service with weekend nutrition for senior Santa Clara residents, age 60 and up.
    • This program is made possible through partnerships with Spectra Venue Management and Levy Premium Food Service.
    • For more information, visit COVID-19 Senior and Community Resources webpage.

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