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COVID-19 Update (May 28, 2020, 1:30 p.m.)

Post Date:05/28/2020 1:30 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

  • Even though it’s hot outside, the weather does not change the need for wearing face coverings when in public.
    • Public health experts recommend face coverings should fit snug but not too tight.
      • Cloth face coverings should not be worn when they become damp or wet as they lose their effectiveness.
      • Carry extras when going out for essential activities.
    • The County of Santa Clara’s Shelter-in-Place order requires the wearing of face coverings when at a business, even if it’s an outdoor business.
    • To encourage the community to wear face coverings, share your selfie while wearing one by posting your photo to social media with the hashtag #SantaClaraHasItCovered.
    • More details about wearing face coverings to slow the spread of COVID-19 are available at
  • The County of Santa Clara continues to seek volunteers to help with contact tracing.
    • County officials state contact tracing is designed to identify people who have COVID-19 or who have been exposed to COVID-19.
    • Volunteers can conduct contact tracing from home by phone or with an internet connection.
    • For more details about volunteering, visit

City Programs and Services

Santa Clara Tennis Center at Central Park Reopens

  • In accordance with the County of Santa Clara’s Shelter-in-Place order, the Santa Clara Tennis Center is back open.
  • There are new rules in place that comply with the public health order, including each court being limited to four persons of the same household or living unit.
  • Reservations are required: for phone reservations, call 408-247-0178 or access online reservations at Please call or reserve online prior to arriving at the tennis park as there are no in-person reservations.
  • Neighborhood tennis courts are also open on a first-come, first serve basis.
  • The public should bring their own tennis equipment as well as hand sanitizer, face covering and supplies to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols and sanitize any high touch surfaces used such as gates and benches.
  • For more information about tennis court use rules during the pandemic, view the Tennis Court Regulations.

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