COVID-19 Update (May 29, 2020, 1 p.m.)
City of Santa Clara Communications/Emergency Operations Center
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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.
- The County of Santa Clara’s Shelter-in-Place order, that went into effect one week ago on Friday, May 22, allows retailers in the county to open for curbside/outdoor pickup.
- The amended public health order signifies Santa Clara County’s entry into early Phase 2 of reopening.
- It allows additional outdoor activities to resume, including car parades, outdoor museums, historical sites and publicly accessible gardens.
- The May 22 order also updates the health and safety protocols that all businesses are required to follow if open.
- The County requires face coverings whenever at a business and when using public transit.
- Face coverings are not required while exercising outdoors but should be readily available if you need to put one on.
- For more details, visit SantaClaraCa.gov/FaceCoverings
- The County’s current order is on-going, without an end date, until further notice.
- The City’s Health & Wellness Fair, which usually takes place at the Santa Clara Senior Center, is being held virtually, starting Friday, May 29.
- Due to sheltering in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the public is invited to participate in the fair online by visiting SantaClaraCA.gov/healthandwellness.
- Geared for seniors age 60 and up, the virtual “Be Strong, Live Long” fair features a variety of community partners’ virtual booths.
- Watch the Welcome video for an overview of the virtual event.
- By attending the fair online, learn about health and wellness topics ranging from community and health services to civic participations and employment.
City Programs and Services
Mission City Memorial Park
- The City will open Mission City Memorial Park (MCMP) for visitor hours on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. starting Tuesday, June 2, 2020.
- In compliance with the County public health order, the City will manage the total number of visitors allowed in MCMP at one time to 100 individuals to reduce crowding and risk of virus transmission.
- Visitors are asked to wear face covering and abide by at least a six-foot social distancing, as well as to bring hand sanitizer and wipes for personal use.
- Vehicle and pedestrian access will be limited to the Dolores Avenue entrance where visitors will be greeted at the gate by staff and provided with cemetery rules. Staff will be monitoring social distancing inside park.
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