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COVID-19 Update (June 2, 2020, 4:30 p.m.)

Post Date:06/02/2020 4:47 PM

Source:  
City of Santa Clara Communications/Emergency Operations Center  

Contacts:  
Lenka Wright, Director of Communications, 408-615-5515 or lwright@santaclaraca.gov
City of Santa Clara Media Line: 408-615-2181 or communications@santaclaraca.gov

Resources:
Website: SantaClaraCA.gov/CoronavirusUpdates
Follow us on Twitter: @SantaClaraCity

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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

  • The City lifted the order that established a citywide curfew effective May 31, 2020 from 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • The curfew for Santa Clara officially ended as of Tuesday afternoon, June 2.
    • While two local businesses experienced some vandalism Monday night, June 1, the eminent threat of larger scale looting throughout Santa Clara can now be managed through regular police authority.
    • The local state of emergency remains in effect as the City of Santa Clara maintains vigilance and the ability to respond quickly to any threats to public safety.
    • For more information, view the City Manager’s statement.

  • The City is continuing to evaluate the County of Santa Clara’s updated Shelter-in-Place order and potential changes for City services and changes.
    • The amended order, which takes effect Friday, June 5, allows several sectors to reopen, subject to social distancing protocols, including in-store retail, outdoor dining in restaurants, and childcare and summer programs for children.
    • In addition, the order will allow outdoor gatherings of up to 25 individuals for religious services and cultural ceremonies.
    • For more details about the updated order, visit the County Public Health website.

  • This week, the City of Santa Clara is joining other West Valley cities in hosting a free joint webinar for small businesses about available resources and strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic
    • The webinar, happening from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, will feature guest speakers from Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center and a Santa Clara County Department of Public Health representative.
    • For more information, view the flyer and register online.

Meetings

The City Council will hold its next meeting at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 4, 2020. The Special Meeting is being held to consider the adoption of the local state of emergency due to civil unrest.

  • Pursuant to the provisions of California Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20, issued on March 17, 2020, to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the City of Santa Clara has implemented methods for the public to participate remotely: Subscribe to the City News eNotification list to receive the latest updates on this public health emergency.
    • Via Zoom:
      • Meeting ID: 997-0675-9306
      • Joining via computer, visit https://zoom.us/join
        • To address the Council on an agenda item, click “raise hand.”
      • Joining via phone: 1-669-900-6833
        • To address the Council on an agenda item, hit *9 on the phone.
    • Via the City’s eComment (available during the meeting)
    • Via email to PublicComment@santaclaraca.gov
  • For individuals who do not have the above access, the City Cafeteria has been set up to accommodate up to 10 people at a time and public comment will be given from that location.
  • With the heightened “Stay at Home” order by the State and the continued order by the County, the Mayor will be present for the meeting with Councilmembers and department heads participating remotely. A limited number of staff will also be present. The meeting set-up is in line with the recommendations of the COVID-19 White House Task Force, which notes no more than 10 people gatherings.
  • As usual, the public can view the meetings on SantaClaraCA.gov, Santa Clara City Television (Comcast cable channel 15 or AT&T U-verse channel 99), or the livestream on the City’s YouTube channel or Facebook page.

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