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COVID-19 Update (May 27, 2020, 1 p.m.)

Post Date:05/27/2020 1:00 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

  • At the Tuesday, May 26 meeting, the City Council approved an additional $300,000 in funding for the City’s Small Business Assistance Grant Program for total funding of $1.1 million.
    • The City has awarded 110 grants, worth $795,000 in total funding, to small businesses and nonprofits located in Santa Clara and financially impacted by COVID-19.
    • To date, City staff has reviewed 150 grant applications out of approximately 700 applications received.
    • With the additional grant funding, staff will continue processing applications in the order they were received and will do so until all funds are awarded.
    • For more information including a listing of grant recipients, visit

  • On Tuesday, May 26, Governor Gavin Newsom announced hair salons and barbershops in 47 of California’s 58 counties can reopen immediately with serious modifications in place.
    • Most of the Bay Area’s counties, including Santa Clara County, won’t be among the areas where they can operate.
    • State of California officials also released guidelines for operating hair salons and barbershops where they are permitted.
    • This week, the State is releasing more reopening guidelines for summer camps and schools, as well as for the entertainment and film industry.

  • The Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services Department is organizing a series of culturally focused virtual town hall meetings to address COVID-related stress, anxiety and other mental health issues. Participants joining over Zoom can learn about local mental health resources available and have open dialogue with mental health professionals and peers.
    • “Spanish COVID-19 Town Hall” will be held on Wednesday, May 27 at 1:30 p.m. Register at
    • “Town Hall in Vietnamese” will be held on Wednesday, May 27 at 6 p.m. Participants can register at
    • “COVID-19 & Your Mental Health for the Korean Community" will be held on Wednesday, May 27 at 7 p.m. Register at
    • “COVID-19 Town Hall for the Indian Community” be held on Friday, May 29 at 12-1:30 p.m. Register at


Latest Changes for Upcoming Events

  • The 2020 State of the City is going virtual. Mayor Lisa M. Gillmor will hold three virtual townhall meetings about the State of the City from 4-5 p.m. on June 17, 18 and 19. Two council districts will be represented during each session.
    • The 2020 State of the City Townhalls are scheduled as follows:
      • Districts 1 & 2 – Wednesday, June 17
      • Districts 3 & 4 – Thursday, June 18
      • Districts 5 & 6 – Friday, June 19
    • For more information, visit

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