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The County of Santa Clara's Shelter-at-Home order remains in effect as some businesses and new activities are allowed to reopen with social distancing protocols and safety requirements in place. For local updates on the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, visit SantaClaraCA.gov/CoronavirusUpdates.

This is Santa Clarans' central location for local updates on the novel coronavirus called COVID-19. This is a quickly evolving situation and this site will be updated frequently. 

The City of Santa Clara declared a local state of emergency on March 11. The City is in regular communications with the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department, the County's Office of Emergency Management and other community partners in regards to this public health emergency.

Santa Clara County is now entering early phase 2 for reopening California in accordance with the County's revised Shelter-in-Place order that went into effect May 22, 2020. On June 1, 2020, the County issued an updated Shelter-in-Place order that will allow multiple sectors and activities to reopen, starting this Friday, June 5.

Stay Informed

The City provides a summary of the latest response efforts along with impacts to local events and City programs/services due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. View the City COVID-19 Updates to stay informed of the latest developments.

Message from Mayor Lisa M. Gillmor


Previous Video Messages to the Community from Mayor Gillmor:

April 14, 2020
March 30, 2020
March 23, 2020
March 19, 2020
March 17, 2020
March 16, 2020
March 13, 2020

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Latest Community Updates  

Update 6/4/2020: In Santa Clara, we’re continuing to stay covered with the use of face coverings when leaving home.

  • Face coverings, such as a bandana, scarf, towel or other piece of clothing or fabric, are required when at a business and on public transit
  • Show how #SantaClaraHasItCovered by taking a selfie while wearing a face covering and posting it on social media
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, face coverings can slow the spread of the virus and help people, who may have the virus and do not know it, from transmitting it to others.
  • For more information, visit SantaClaraCA.gov/facecoverings

The County of Santa Clara Department of Public Health announced 19 new cases for a total of 2,850 with no additional deaths for a total of 144 deaths due to COVID-19 in the county. There remains a total of 130 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city of Santa Clara. View the County Public Health data dashboard.  

Update 6/3/2020: The County of Santa Clara's updated public health order begins Friday, June and allows for more businesses and activities. It does not mean that the pandemic is over. It means that Santa Clara County has successfully slowed the spread of the coronavirus. For more details about what's opening up, view this flyer.

The County of Santa Clara Department of Public Health announced 20 new cases for a total of 2,832 with one additional death for a total of 144 deaths due to COVID-19 in the county. There remains a total of 130 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city of Santa Clara. View the County Public Health data dashboard.  

Update 6/2/2020: 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 County of Santa Clara Department of Public Health announced 17 new cases for a total of 2,819 with one additional death for a total of 143 deaths due to COVID-19 in the county. There is one new case for a total of 130 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city of Santa Clara. View the County Public Health data dashboard.  

Update 6/1/2020: The County of Santa Clara announced amendments to the current Shelter-in-Place order that will allow multiple sectors and activities to reopen starting this Friday, June 5.

With adherence to social distancing protocols and safety requirements, the updated order:

  • Expands previously permitted business activity to include outdoor dining at restaurants and in-store shopping at retail locations.
    • Permits all children to take part in childcare, summer camps, summer school, or other educational and recreational programs, so long as groups are limited to 12 or fewer. 
    • Allows outdoor gatherings of up to 25 people for religious services and cultural ceremonies.
    • Allows outdoor recreational activities that do not involve physical contact, such as swimming, to resume.
    • Permits car-based gatherings, including drive-in theaters.
  • According to County of Santa Clara Department of Public Health, the updated order keeps key restrictions in place, requiring people to stay in their homes except when engaging in certain essential or allowed activities.
  • For more information, view the County news release.

The County of Santa Clara Department of Public Health announced 29 new cases for a total of 2,805 with one additional death for a total of 142 deaths due to COVID-19 in the county. There remains a total of 129 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city of Santa Clara. View the County Public Health data dashboard.  

Past Updates for Santa Clara 

View archives, starting Jan. 28, 2020.

City Service Impacts  

Since March 17, 2020, the City of Santa Clara is only providing essential public services to comply with the County's Shelter-in-Place that's now in effect through May 31, 2020. All City facilities such as libraries and community centers are temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

City Reference Line

For more information about available City services including Library resources, call 408-615-2900 (Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.) or email librarians@santaclaraca.gov.  

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