Due to State approval, the County of Santa Clara's new public health order will take effect Monday, July 13. For details, visit

Event and Program Updates

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Postponements or Cancellations to Protect the Health of Our Community

To slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the county, the City of Santa Clara is taking action to reduce potential exposure to this virus, especially for those individuals who are at higher risk of severe illness. Under the guidance of County Public Health and in consultation with our expert internal emergency response staff, the City is making these difficult decisions in the best interest of public health and welfare. 

Essential City Services Only

6/1/2020 Update: 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, visit the County Public Health website

5/18/2020 Update: In a joint statement with the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin and San Francisco and the city of Berkeley, the County of Santa Clara announced on Monday, May 18, the issuance of a revised Shelter-in-Place order, which will allow for some reopening of certain sectors in the Bay Area.

The County Department of Public Health reminds the public that they are still required by the revised health order to stay home as much as possible, wear face coverings and follow the precautions that have helped the region make progress in slowing the spread of COVID-19. For more details, visit County Public Health’s Shelter-in-Place order webpage.

4/29/20 Update: The County of Santa Clara joined six other Bay Area jurisdictions – the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo as well as the City of Berkeley - in extending the regional Shelter-in-Place order through May 31, 2020 with some rules eased. The City of Santa Clara is evaluating the new County order and will provide on update on how it may allow for the re-opening of a few City programs and services.  

March 2020: The City is implementing the County of Santa Clara’s extension of the previous Stay-at-Home order through May 3, 2020. The new mandatory order went into effect at 11:59 p.m. March 31, 2020. County public health officials urge the public to stay home and emphasized that social distancing is the most powerful tool to slow the spread of COVID-19. The County order also directs residents to stay home over this period and only leave for essentials. Use of playgrounds, dog parks, public picnic areas, and similar recreational areas is prohibited. Use of shared public recreational facilities such as golf courses, tennis and basketball courts, pools, and rock walls is prohibited. For more details, visit the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department website.

City Essential Services - Contact Information

For contacting essential City services, view the flyer for phone numbers and email addresses.

Status of Events, Programs & City Services

City Council
Parks & Recreation
Community Centers
Senior Programs & Services
Santa Clara Convention Center
Fire and Police Departments
Utilities (Electric, Water & Sewer)
Levi's Stadium

(As of 5/18/2020)

Public Call Center about COVID-19 Outbreak

For coronavirus-related questions including questions about the latest recommendations to slow the virus' spread, the County of Santa Clara has set up a Public Call Center. Call 2-1-1 or text the word "coronavirus" to 211211 and follow the prompts.

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