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COVID-19 Update (June 29, 2020, 3 p.m.)

Post Date:06/29/2020 3:12 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

  • In partnership with the County of Santa Clara, the City hosted a COVID-19 testing site at the Northside Branch Library last week.
    • Between June 23-26, 2020, there was a total of 2,121 free tests conducted at this Santa Clara location.
    • For more information about free COVID-19 testing locations in Santa Clara County, visit SCCfreetest.org.

  • The Santa Clara City Library recently began offering contactless curbside pickup service at Central Park Library, 2635 Homestead Road.
    • Hours are as follows for the week of June 29 – July 4, 2020
      • Monday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
      • Tuesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
      • Wednesday, 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
      • Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
      • Friday, closed for holiday
      • Saturday, closed for holiday
    • Learn how to participate and get your library materials safely in a socially distant fashion by watching this video featuring guest appearances by a few well-known fictional characters.
    • Visit the Library’s website for more information.

  • A new County of Santa Clara public health order is expected for this week.
    • In a statement issued on Friday, June 26, the County’s health officer, Dr. Sara Cody, noted that the new order will mark the beginning of a new phase, “where many activities will be allowed to resume with appropriate risk reduction measures in place.”
    • Dr. Cody stressed that the success in the next phase will depend on the public’s implementation of social distancing protocols, wearing face coverings and other behaviors that keep the spread of COVID-19 as low as possible.
    • For more details, view Dr. Cody’s statement.

  • The County of Santa Clara recently provided additional resources for businesses seeking workplace information about the current public health order as they navigate the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.


Latest Changes for Upcoming Events

Although this year’s 4th of July All-City Picnic & Fireworks Extravaganza is canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, there are still ways for the public to celebrate Independence Day safely.

  • Creative ideas for having fun with members of your household on the 4th of July include flying a kite, setting up a video party and entertaining one another with a family talent show with extended family participating via video conference.
  • Remember that fireworks are inherently dangerous and illegal in the city of Santa Clara.
  • For more ideas about celebrating the 4th safely during the COVID-19 outbreak, visit the City website.


City Programs and Services

Healthy Meals Santa Clara

  • In collaboration with Santa Clara Unified School District, the City is consolidating the locations where free weekend meal packages for youth are available through the Healthy Meals Santa Clara program.
  • Starting Thursday, July 2, distributions will take place every Thursday, 2-3:30 p.m., at the following three locations until further notice:
    • Cabrillo Middle School, 2550 Cabrillo Ave.
    • Don Callejon School, 4176 Lick Mill Blvd.
    • Wilcox High School, 3250 Monroe St.
  • For more information, visit SantaClaraCA.gov/HealthyMealsSantaClara.

Mission City Memorial Park

  • Visitors are welcome at Mission City Memorial Park (MCMP) on Saturday, July 4 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Please access the park through the Dolores Avenue gate.
  • Face coverings are required and practice physical distancing of at least six feet for those who are not part of your household.
  • All interior facilities remain closed including mausoleum, restrooms, office and chapel.
  • Up to 100 visitors are allowed at one time.
  • Please limit your visit so that all families can visit their loved ones.
  • Contact us with questions at 408-615-3790 or Cemetery@SantaClaraCA.gov.

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