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The County of Santa Clara's Shelter-at-Home order remains in effect as some businesses are allowed to reopen with social distancing protocols 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 goes into effect May 22, 2020.

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 5/31/2020: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the CDC and academic partners have narrowed the timeline of when COVID-19 limited community transmission likely started in the U.S. to between Jan. 18, 2020 and Feb. 9, 2020. For more details, visit the CDC website.

The County of Santa Clara Department of Public Health announced 46 new cases for a total of 2,776 with no additional deaths for a total of 141 deaths due to COVID-19 in the county. There are two new cases for a total of 129 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city of Santa Clara. View the County Public Health data dashboard.  

Update 5/30/2020: From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: While the percentage of lab specimens testing positive for COVID-19 decreased nationally from last week, the latest COVIDView report notes slight increases in the Southeast and Pacific Northwest. Learn more by visit the CDC website.

The County of Santa Clara Department of Public Health announced 25 new cases for a total of 2,731 with one additional death for a total of 141 deaths due to COVID-19 in the county. There remains a total of 127 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city of Santa Clara. View the County Public Health data dashboard.  

Update 5/29/2020: 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.  

The County of Santa Clara Department of Public Health announced 14 new cases for a total of 2,707 with no additional deaths for a total of 140 deaths due to COVID-19 in the county. There remains a total of 127 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city of Santa Clara. View the County Public Health data dashboard.  

Update 5/28/2020: Given the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is preparing for a very different travel season. TSA has implemented changes to the security screening process that reduce the potential for cross-contamination at the security checkpoint in an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

As implementation of these changes begin to roll out in the coming weeks, travelers should expect to:

  • Keep possession of their boarding passes. Passengers will scan their own boarding passes and hold them out for visual inspection by TSA agents.
  • Separate food for X-ray screening. Passengers should place their carry-on food items into a clear plastic bag and place that bag into a bin. TSA Precheck members do not need to remove items from their bags.
  • Pack smart. Passengers should take extra care to ensure that they do not have any prohibited items. TSA is allowing one liquid hand sanitizer container, up to 12 ounces per passenger, in carry-on bags. Practice social distancing. Passengers should allow for social distancing to reduce direct contact between employees and travelers whenever possible without compromising security.
  • Wear facial protection. TSA officers at checkpoints are now using facial protection. Travelers are encouraged to wear face protection to the checkpoint as well. Travelers are also encouraged to remove items such as belts, and items from their pockets, like wallets, keys and phones, and put them directly into their carry-on bags instead of into the bins to reduce touch-points during the screening process.

View the TSA news release for more details.

The County of Santa Clara Department of Public Health announced 17 new cases for a total of 2,701 with no additional deaths for a total of 140 deaths due to COVID-19 in the county. There remains a total of 127 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city of Santa Clara. View the County Public Health data dashboard.  

Update 5/27/2020: Take daily precautions to help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses like COVID-19. Learn how to protect yourself from coronavirus (COVID-19) with the tips available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

Stop the Spread of Germs

The County of Santa Clara Department of Public Health announced 15 new cases for a total of 2,688 with one additional death for a total of 140 deaths due to COVID-19 in the county. There remains a total of 127 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city of Santa Clara. View the County Public Health data dashboard.  

Update 5/26/2020: Additional funding is now available to qualified individuals through the COVID-19 Financial Assistance Program administered by Sacred Heart Community Service and Destination: Home. Because there is a limited amount of funding available, this round of assistance will focus on serving those in our community who are most in need of assistance. More information and the application are available online.

The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that travelers avoid all non essential travel to the following destinations: Brazil, China, Iran, most European counties, and United Kingdom and Ireland. For details about the CDC's travel health notices, visit the CDC website

The County of Santa Clara Department of Public Health announced 24 new cases for a total of 2,675 with no additional deaths for a total of 139 deaths due to COVID-19 in the county. There remains a total of 127 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city of Santa Clara. View the County Public Health data dashboard.  

Update 5/25/2020: The County of Santa Clara is expanding access to COVID-19 testing by launching or expanding six new test locations Monday, May 25. For details, view the County's news release.

The County of Santa Clara Department of Public Health announced 36 new cases for a total of 2,652 with no additional deaths for a total of 139 deaths due to COVID-19 in the county. There is now one more confirmed cases for a total of 127 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city of Santa Clara. View the County Public Health data dashboard.  

Update 5/24/2020: This Memorial Day weekend, be mindful of social distancing.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urges the public to stay at least six feet from others to slow the spread of COVID-19. If visiting public spaces like parks and trails, avoid crowded areas.

The County of Santa Clara Department of Public Health announced 47 new cases for a total of 2,617 with no additional deaths for a total of 139 deaths due to COVID-19 in the county. There are now four more confirmed cases for a total of 126 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city of Santa Clara. View the County Public Health data dashboard.  

Update 5/23/2020: This Memorial Day, let's honor those who have fallen while serving our country and let's do so safely. Public health officials have provided the following tips: 

  • Stay home as much as possible and avoid unnecessary travel.
  • Avoid gatherings.
  • Wear face coverings and maintain social distancing among non-household members.
  • Shop, hike, bike and get fresh air locally if you do head out.

The County of Santa Clara Department of Public Health announced 30 new cases for a total of 2,571 with one additional death for a total of 139 deaths due to COVID-19 in the county. There are now two more confirmed cases for a total of 122 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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