California reopens the economy June 15 with the lifting of most COVID-related restrictions
Mountain View, Calif. — As the State reopens California’s economy on June 15 and moves beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, the City of Mountain View is moving forward with a phased reopening of its facilities over the coming months. This timeline allows more time to scale up in-person services in accordance with State of California and County of Santa Clara guidelines while continuing to provide support services related to the pandemic.
In alignment with public health guidance, as of June 15, the City will require the use of face coverings inside City facilities for visitors who are unvaccinated against COVID-19.
Here is a summary of what the public can expect:
- June 2021
- As of June 14, the Recreation Division’s front desk reopened at the Mountain View Senior Center’s front desk on Mondays-Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., to support in-person registration for recreation classes and camps.
- The Finance and Administrative Services Department will continue to accept payments at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts box office.
- Public performances and shows return to the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.
- July 2021
- On July 12, the Mountain View City Hall, 500 Castro St., reopens to the public.
- The City Clerk’s Office will be open with modified hours for in-person services.
- The Community Development Department will offer counter services for Building, Fire and Planning by appointment only, with an in-person option for individuals and Zoom appointments for multiple-person meetings.
- The Finance and Administrative Services Department counter will be open with limited lobby capacity for people to drop-in and make payments. Payments may still be made online, over the phone or via the drop box outside City Hall near the front door.
- The Department of Public Works counter will be open for drop-ins with limited lobby capacity. The following services will be provided to the public: information regarding solid waste services, excavation permits, Community Development Department permit support and any other general Public Works questions.
- The Fire Prevention and Environmental Division will be open for consultation by appointment. Make appointments via phone by calling 650-903-6378.
- September 2021
- All City facilities reopen in accordance with current State and County public health guidelines.
Throughout the pandemic, the City continued to provide essential services, such as public safety, critical maintenance and childcare, in-person. The City also adapted many services to provide them virtually, online and outdoors. As public health orders evolved over time, in-person recreation and library programs and services were offered as possible.
Other City facilities previously reopened to the public. They include:
- As of April 15, the Mountain View Public Library reopened its building for the public to use computers, pickup holds and browse the collection.
- The Mountain View Police Department lobby is open for police services but remains closed on weekends except for services by appointment only.
- The Recreation Division is also offering in-person classes and summer camps at various locations, along with virtual offerings, in the summer months. For more information, view the Activity Guide.
For updates about the City’s phased reopening plans, visit MountainView.gov/Reopening.
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