Mountain View COVID-19 Briefings

Welcome to the Briefing

The Briefing is gathered together by our Strategic Communications Team to help keep you up-to-date and informed as we work together to surmount the spread of COVID-19.

Here, you will be able to review and read information about county health updates, protocol, and what the City of Mountain View is specifically doing in addition to these measures to ensure as many as possible stay safe and healthy. We'll also share reminders about the goings-on in the community, we'll provide ideas to stay entertained, and we'll work to help you stay updated on daily life to help ensure you feel as connected as possible while we work through the parameters of social distancing to help mitigate the pandemic.

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Past COVID-19 Briefings

October 30, 2020

  • City Updates
    • Remember to #MaskUpMV and wear a face covering when out in public
    • Spooky alternatives for Halloween this year
    • Mountain View's newest park, Wyandotte Park, officially opens at noon on Oct. 30
    • Voting locations in the county
  • County, State, and Federal Updates
October 23, 2020
  • City Updates
    • COVID-19 testing available at Center for Performing Arts
    • Voting locations in the county
    • Temporary disruption to City downtown public Wi-Fi, Oct. 27-29
    • MV Recreation Monster Bash Instagram Challenge
  • County, State, and Federal Updates

October 16, 2020

  • City Updates
    • COVID-19 testing available at Center for Performing Arts
    • Voting locations in the county
    • MV Recreation Monster Bash Instagram Challenge
    • How to have a Spooktacular Pandemic Halloween
  • County, State, and Federal Updates
    • Have you been tested for COVID-19? The SCC Health Department created a guideline to help answer your questions about whether it's necessary to self isolate, quarantine, or can continue interactions at home as usual while you are waiting for your diagnostic test results, and what to do after your test results are available.
October 8, 2020
    • City Updates
      • MV Recreation Monster Bash Instagram Challenge
      • How to have a Spooktacular Pandemic Halloween
      • Steven's Creek Trail resurfacing
    • County, State, and Federal Updates
      • Have you been tested for COVID-19? The SCC Health Department created a guideline to help answer your questions about whether it's necessary to self isolate, quarantine, or can continue interactions at home as usual while you are waiting for your diagnostic test results, and what to do after your test results are available.

October 1, 2020

  • City Updates
    • Police Department looking for community members for next cohort of MVPDx
    • Free coaching for Black and Latino small businesses
    • Free flu shots countywide!
  • County, State, and Federal Updates
    • Have you been tested for COVID-19? The SCC Health Department created a guideline to help answer your questions about whether it's necessary to self isolate, quarantine, or can continue interactions at home as usual while you are waiting for your diagnostic test results, and what to do after your test results are available.
September 24, 2020
  • City Updates
    • City cooling centers will open Sunday-Tuesday in anticipation of a heat wave on the way
    • City and local non-profit awarded State funding for Emergency transitional housing program
    • Phased reopening of city playgrounds on Sep. 28th!
    • Free flu shots countywide!
  • County, State, and Federal Updates
    • Have you been tested for COVID-19? The SCC Health Department created a guideline to help answer your questions about whether it's necessary to self isolate, quarantine, or can continue interactions at home as usual while you are waiting for your diagnostic test results, and what to do after your test results are available.

September 17, 2020

  • City Updates
  • County, State, and Federal Updates
    • Have you been tested for COVID-19? The SCC Health Department created a guideline to help answer your questions about whether it's necessary to self isolate, quarantine, or can continue interactions at home as usual while you are waiting for your diagnostic test results, and what to do after your test results are available.
September 10, 2020
  • City Updates
  • County, State, and Federal Updates
    • Have you been tested for COVID-19? The SCC Health Department created a guideline to help answer your questions about whether it's necessary to self isolate, quarantine, or can continue interactions at home as usual while you are waiting for your diagnostic test results, and what to do after your test results are available.

August 27, 2020

  • City Updates
  • County, State, and Federal Updates
    • Have you been tested for COVID-19? The SCC Health Department created a guideline to help answer your questions about whether it's necessary to self isolate, quarantine, or can continue interactions at home as usual while you are waiting for your diagnostic test results, and what to do after your test results are available.
August 20, 2020
  • City Updates
    • No evacuations in Mountain View. Follow us to stay up to date on smoke and fire related news.
    • The latest on air quality in Santa Clara County per airnow.gov
    • Shoreline Lake expands patio dining & launces kids' "After-Home School" program
    • Business resources, county updates, and stay at home resources
  • County, State, and Federal Updates
    • Have you been tested for COVID-19? The SCC Health Department created a guideline to help answer your questions about whether it's necessary to self isolate, quarantine, or can continue interactions at home as usual while you are waiting for your diagnostic test results, and what to do after your test results are available.

August 13, 2020

  • City Updates
    • There's still time to complete the census! The Census impacts funding for the things that matter most, like education, health care, and so much more in our community. Complete the census today at 2020census.gov.
    • The summer heat is here! In anticipation of the heat forecast by the National Weather Service, the City of Mountain View will open the Community Center located at 201 South Rengstorff Avenue from 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm Friday, August 14 and Saturday, August 15 as an air conditioned cooling center open to the public to find shelter from the heat.
    • It's not just City official reminding you how to stay safe here in Mountain View as we all work to slow the spread of COVID-19, Hollywood has gotten in on it too! Actors Felicia Day, Ed Begly Jr., and more have stepped up to help ensure we all know just what we need to do to stay healthy. Check it out.
  • County, State, and Federal Updates
    • Have you been tested for COVID-19? The SCC Health Department created a guideline to help answer your questions about whether it's necessary to self isolate, quarantine, or can continue interactions at home as usual while you are waiting for your diagnostic test results, and what to do after your test results are available.
August 6, 2020
  • City Updates
    • There's still time to complete the census! The Census impacts funding for the things that matter most, like education, health care, and so much more in our community. Complete the census today at 2020census.gov.
    • Join City of Mountain View staff for an online webinar tonight at 6 p.m. about the city-wide eviction moratorium for residential rental units. All residential rental units are covered by the eviction moratorium. Tenants financially impacted by COVID-19 cannot be evicted for non-payment of rent. The ordinance is effective through August 31, 2020. Register for tonight's webinar, or for a later webinar date through the end of the month, here.
  • County, State, and Federal Updates
    • Have you been tested for COVID-19? The SCC Health Department created a guideline to help answer your questions about whether it's necessary to self isolate, quarantine, or can continue interactions at home as usual while you are waiting for your diagnostic test results, and what to do after your test results are available.
  • COVID-19 Cases in Santa Clara County -- updated August 6
    • 11,336 confirmed cases (220 new cases)
    • 196 total deaths (0 new deaths)
    • 169 currently hospitalized

July 30, 2020

  • City Updates
    • Visit Castro StrEATs! The 100 to 400 blocks of Castro Street are closed to motor vehicles and buses through September 30, 2020 for our community to enjoy expanded outdoor dining and to provide a socially-distanced walkway. Whether you're visiting a restaurant or just taking a walk down Castro Street, please follow these guidelines during your visit.
    • The City of Mountain View Aquatics Team is proud to bring swim lessons back to Rengstorff Pool in August! Residents registration is now open. Non-resident registration opens Friday, July 31 at 8:30 a.m. Register online here.
    • Shoreline Lake just launched a new version of its popular Summer Camp Programs as weekend sessions. More information for each weekend camp program can be found here.
  • County, State, and Federal Updates
    • Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced new support for California workers who face the greatest risk of COVID-19, including workers who need to isolate and quarantine, increasing outreach and education, and providing more resources for employers.
  • COVID-19 Cases in Santa Clara County -- Updated July 30
    • 9,731 confirmed cases (122 new cases)
    • 190 total deaths (3 new deaths)
    • 177 currently hospitalized
July 23, 2020
  • City Updates
    • Shoreline Lake is expanding upon current Boathouse & American Bistro offerings. Given its wide-open spaces, safety protocols, and proper social distancing practices, visitors currently have even more options for outdoor recreation activities. As part of the updated operations, the Bistro is now open for takeaway items from 11 am to 3 pm Monday through Friday, and from 10 am to 4 pm on the weekends.
  • County, State, and Federal Updates
    • This week, Gov. Newsom announced new guidelines for barber shops, hair salons, and personal services such as skincare, nail care, and massage to allow them to resume outdoor services with social distancing requirements in place.
  • COVID-19 Cases in Santa Clara County -- updated July 23
    • 8,533 confirmed cases (216 new cases)
    • 181 total deaths (1 new death)
    • 173 currently hospitalized

July 16, 2020

  • City Updates
    • The City of Mountain View's temporary eviction moratorium now extends through August 31, 2020. The moratorium suspends evictions for non-payment of rent due to COVID-19 related financial impacts. Learn more at mountainview.gov/evictionrelief.
  • County, State, and Federal Updates
    • Santa Clara County was added to the State's watch list on July 12, which means a rollback of the reopening that stated on July 13. The Governor announced statewide and county-specific closures for indoor operations. Read the details about what had to close here.
    • The County of Santa Clara and the City of Mountain View have partnered to provide a one-day pop-up COVID-19 testing location designated for frontline workers who don't have symptoms of COVID-19. Frontline workers can get tested Friday, July 17 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Center for the Performing Arts (entrance behind the building between Library & Center for the Performing Arts). No appointment needed.
  • COVID-19 Cases in Santa Clara County -- Updated July 16
    • 7,046 confirmed cases (101 new cases)
    • 176 total deaths (3 new deaths)
    • 145 currently hospitalized
July 9, 2020
  • City Updates
    • Castro StrEATs is here and many restaurants in the Castro Street area are open for outdoor dining. If you're planning a visit, follow these guidelines.
    • The July 11 Paper Shredding event at the SMaRT Station has been cancelled.
    • The August 15 Mountain View HHW event has been cancelled. Limited HHW drop-off events are available in San Jose. Appointments can be made at HHW.org.
    • Visit the Recycling & Zero Waste virtual outreach table to get answers to your most frequently asked recycling, composting, and waste reduction questions.
  • County, State, and Federal Updates
    • On Thursday, July 2, Dr. Sara Cody of the Santa Clara County Public Health Department announced that the state had applied to re-open the county to be more in line with state guidelines. As part of the order, the following will be open July 13:
      • hair salons
      • nail salons
      • gyms
      • hotels and motels
      • outdoor pools
      • outdoor gatherings of 60 people or fewer
      • and more
  • COVID-19 Cases in Santa Clara County -- Updated July 9
    • 5,678 confirmed cases (132 new cases)
    • 166 total deaths (1 new death)
    • 104 currently hospitalized

June 25, 2020

  • City Updates
    • This week, the City adopted a resolution proclaiming that Black Lives Matter and outlined a path forward toward social justice and equality. This press release outlines the actions taken to date. The City has made Community for All a priority goal for years, and at the City Council meeting on June 23, 2020, an official City resolution proclaiming Black Lives Matter was adopted. The resolution may be found here.
    • The Boathouse at Shoreline Lake is now open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. Cars are now able to enter the park. Visit the park's website for activity options. Summer Camp Programs are also available (ages 5-16).
    • Got a household item that needs a fix? Sign up for the first virtual Repair Café event on Sunday, June 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteer fixers will guide customers to fix their own items remotely over video (if possible) over Google Meet, FaceTime, Duo, or Zoom. If you have an item to repair, complete the check in form by the end of the day Thursday, June 25.
  • County, State, and Federal Updates
    • Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian will host a telephone town hall on the status of COVID-19 on Sunday, June 28 at 3 p.m. Register here.
    • See guidance for face coverings, now required by the State in any high-risk situation with limited exceptions, here.
  • COVID-19 Cases in Santa Clara County -- Updated June 25
    • 3,888 confirmed cases (64 new cases)
    • 155 total deaths (2 new deaths)
    • 72 currently hospitalized
June 19, 2020
  • City Updates
    • Beginning next Thursday, June 25, editions of the Briefing will be published only every Thursday, unless otherwise noted.
    • Nine new electric vehicle (EV) chargers at the Community Center will be operational today. These chargers are part of the 43 new EV chargers staff is installing this year at 3 City locations.
    • The June 23 Council Meeting Agenda is now available and includes Citywide School Strategy, Google Landings, City Budgets, and a #BlackLivesMatter Resolution. Submit your public comments by email before 5 p.m. on June 23. See the full agenda and other ways to give public comments here.
    • The Confidential Paper Shredding Event at the SMaRT Station on July 11 has been cancelled.
  • County, State, and Federal Updates
    • See FAQs about the County Shelter in Place Order here.
  • COVID-19 Cases in Santa Clara County -- Updated June 19
    • 3,398 confirmed cases (40 new cases)
    • 152 total deaths (0 new deaths)
    • 55 currently hospitalized

June 17, 2020

  • City Updates
    • Beginning next Thursday, June 25, editions of the Briefing will be published only every Thursday, unless otherwise noted.
    • The City of Mountain View Council Neighborhoods Committee (CNC) will be meeting virtually with residents in the San Antonio/Rengstorff/Del Medio neighborhoods area at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, 2020. The CNC invites area residents to participate in a forum to hear about new community projects and discuss issues of interest to your neighborhood. Residents are encouraged to submit their questions prior to the meeting date via email. Register here.
    • The new COVID-19 testing site located at the Shoreline Athletic Fields parking lot (2450 Garcia Ave) will open to the general public next week. The ongoing testing schedule will be Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. (closed Friday). Testing will be conducted on a first-come, first served basis. For more information, visit the website.
    • The Mountain View Aquatics team have developed an appointment-based lap swim program at Eagle Pool that follows Santa Clara County guidelines to ensure participant and staff safety. Find more information and make your first lap swim appointment here. Lap swim passes can be purchased online.
  • County, State, and Federal Updates
    • See FAQs about the County Shelter in Place Order here.
  • COVID-19 Cases in Santa Clara County -- Updated June 17
    • 3,288 confirmed cases (39 new cases)
    • 151 total deaths (0 new death)
    • 54 currently hospitalized
June 10, 2020
  • City Updates
    • Friday, June 12 at 4 p.m. is our next Citywide Virtual Town Hall. Your questions answered by City leaders and staff, directly from the subject matter experts. Register now and submit your questions in advance here.
  • County, State, and Federal Updates
    • See FAQs about the County Shelter in Place order here.
  • COVID-19 Cases in Santa Clara County -- Updated June 10
    • 3,032 confirmed cases (15 new cases)
    • 146 total deaths (0 new deaths)
    • 61 currently hospitalized

June 5, 2020

  • City Updates
    • Save the Date - Friday, June 12 at 4 p.m. is our next Citywide Virtual Town Hall. Your questions answered by City leaders and staff, directly from the subject matter experts. Registrations link will be posted early next week.
    • Next Tuesday, June 9, 2020, Council will consider a consent item related to Outdoor Dining along Castro Street in accordance with the Santa Clara County Public Health Order that was released on Monday, June 1, 2020. View the Council Report here.
  • County, State, and Federal Updates
    • The County Shelter-in-Place Order remains in effect, and all persons and businesses in Santa Clara County must comply with the County Order. New changes, including outdoor dining and in-store retail, will come into effect today. The fenced in dog parks at Rengstorff and Shoreline opened today in addition to all of the tennis courts throughout the City.
    • Though swimming pools are listed as available to open today, City staff needs additional time to train and recertify staff as well as prepare the facilities for public access prior to opening.
  • COVID-19 Cases in Santa Clara County - Updated June 5
    • 2,892 confirmed cases (52 new cases)
    • 144 total deaths (0 new deaths)
    • 57 currently hospitalized
June 3, 2020
  • City Updates
    • The Police Department has heard the concerns about how policing in America should be, and has created a new web page to provide additional information on questions we're receiving regarding training, including topics such as implicit bias, crisis intervention and de-escalation, and use of force.
    • At a special City Council Meeting on Friday, May 29, Mountain View extended the local urgency ordinance to suspend evictions for nonpayment of rent for residential tenants. The new protections prevent eviction through August 31 for those who qualify due to COVID-related hardships. In addition, an extension was also made to the payback period. An information portal and forms are available here.
    • The EPA is proposing to delete former Jasco Chemical in Mountain View from its Superfund list. Go to Federal Register to comment or contact Eric Canteenwala, site manager by email or at (415) 972-3932 to comment, ask questions, or discuss.
  • County, State, and Federal Updates
    • The County Shelter-in-Place Order remain in effect, and all persons and businesses in Santa Clara County must comply with the County Order. New changes, including outdoor dining and in-store retail, will come into effect this Friday, June 5. The fenced in dog parks at Rengstorff and Shoreline will open on Friday, June 5 in addition to all of the tennis courts throughout the City.
    • Though swimming pools are listed as available to open June 5, City staff needs additional time to train and recertify staff as well as prepare facilities for public access prior to opening.
  • COVID-19 Cases in Santa Clara County -- Updated June 3
    • 2,832 confirmed cases (20 new cases)
    • 144 total deaths (1 new death)
    • 46 currently hospitalized

May 29, 2020

  • City Updates
    • There is a special City Council meeting tonight at 5 p.m. On March 27, the City of Mountain View passed an Eviction Moratorium to protect renters with COVID-related hardships from being evicted during the pandemic. The moratorium was in line with other Bay Area cities and Santa Clara County in that it was set to expire on May 31. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss extending eviction protections until a later date. Watch online on Legistar or YouTube.
  • County, State, and Federal Updates
    • Learn about California Connected, our state's contact tracing program, here.
    • Santa Clara County is also looking for contact tracers to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Talents of all kinds are welcome and encouraged. All volunteers will be trained by Public Health and the work can be done from home as long as volunteers have reliable internet, access to a computer, and a place to make private phone calls. Apply here.
  • COVID-19 Cases in Santa Clara -- Updated May 29
    • 2,707 confirmed cases (14 new cases)
    • 140 total deaths (0 new deaths)
    • 52 currently hospitalized
May 27, 2020
  • City Updates
    • Although Governor Newsom has announced that certain portions of the state have moved into late Phase 2 or early Phase 3 of re-opening, Santa Clara County has not. Businesses such as barbershops, hair salons, and other areas that have re-opened elsewhere, such as places of worship, continue to remain closed. What's allowed in Mountain View? Curbside pickup is allowed at retail stores, car parades may occur, and outdoor historical sites and gardens can reopen with social distancing. Learn more at sccgov.org.
    • The Recreation Division has created five summer camps this June that provide care and supervision for children to enable essential workers, as defined by the County's Shelter in Place Order, to work. View the June camp activity guide and register here.
  • County, State, and Federal Updates
    • Santa Clara County is looking for contact tracers to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Talents of all kinds are welcome and encouraged. All volunteers will be trained by Public Health and the work can be done from home as long as volunteers have reliable internet, access to a computer, and a place to make private phone calls. Apply here.
  • COVID-19 Cases in Santa Clara County -- Updated May 27
    • 2,688 confirmed cases (15 new cases)
    • 140 total deaths (1 new death)
    • 52 currently hospitalized

May 22, 2020

  • City Updates
    • For Monday, May 25 only, the Santa Clara County COVID-19 Mobile Testing Unit will be at the Rengstorff Park Aquatic Center, located at 201 S. Rengstorff Avenue, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Anyone who would like to be tested to see if they currently have COVID-19, can go to get tested for free.
    • Should you wear a mask? Yes, you are strongly encouraged to wear a mask. Learn why here.
    • The Buy-Back Center at the SMaRT Station will reopen for appointments only on June 1, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday. You can schedule an appointment online or call 408-752-8530.
  • County, State, and Federal Updates
    • Santa Clara County has entered the early stages of Phase 2 of reopening. A new Shelter in Place order became effective today.
  • COVID-19 Cases in Santa Clara County -- updated May 22
    • 2,546 confirmed cases (26 new cases)
    • 138 total deaths (0 new deaths)
    • 96 currently hospitalized
May 19, 2020
  • Special Issue: Beginning Friday, May 22, Santa Clara County cities will be able to move into the early stages of Phase 2 Reopening, as outlined by the State of California.
  • The latest update to our Stay at Home order now allows for retailers to have curbside pickup, car parades, and more.

May 15, 2020

  • City Updates
    • Join the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce, the City of Mountain View, local businesses, and the community for a "Back to Business" Series on May 21 at 2 p.m. to discuss opening a portion of Castro Street to pedestrians in order to help local businesses while following social distancing guidelines. Register here.
  • County, State, and Federal Updates
    • Low risk activities now open at Santa Clara County Parks. Learn about the social distancing guidelines for these activities and get information about wide trail parks here.
    • Supervisor Simitian will host a COVID-19 Telephone Town Hall on Sunday, May 17 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. featuring public health and medical personnel from area hospitals. Register here.
    • This week Gov. Newsom released a revised proposed state budget that contains plans to close the $54 billion deficit brought on by the economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.
  • COVID-19 Cases in Santa Clara County -- Updated May 14
    • 2,391 confirmed cases (15 new cases)
    • 134 total deaths (2 new deaths)
    • 84 currently hospitalized
May 13, 2020
  • City Updates
    • Confused about what's allowed in Mountain View? We follow the County guidelines, which supersede the State's Stay at Home order. The following is still prohibited at this time, despite state modifications:
      • Restaurants are still carry-out only, no dine-in option
      • Malls and strip malls cannot conduct curbside pickup
      • Non-essential office workers are not allowed to return to the office
      • Pet groomers and car washes are not allowed to be open
  • County, State, and Federal Updates
    • The County of Santa Clara Health and Hospital Committee is holding a special meeting on Thursday, May 14 at 1:00 p.m. about the current status and future development of coronavirus testing in Santa Clara County. The hearing will happen on Zoom.
    • The County has a new contact tracing webpage explaining what contact tracing is, why it is important, what the County is doing to expand its efforts in this area, and opportunities to assist the County with this important work.
  • COVID-19 Cases in Santa Clara County -- updated May 13
    • 2,364 confirmed cases (30 new cases)
    • 130 total deaths (1 new death)
    • 100 currently hospitalized

May 8, 2020

  • City Updates
    • Some outdoor recreation areas are now open with social distancing restrictions in place. This includes tennis and pickleball courts, the bocce ball court at Cuesta Park, and Shoreline Golf Course. Residents may only play sports with members of their household and must maintain 6 feet of distance from others not in their household.
    • Normal curbside collection trash and recycling services will resume on Monday, May 11. Residents may set out one extra bag of trash (no extra garbage sticker needed), extra cardboard (bundled and tied), and extra recycling (up to 2 extra containers of recycling) on their collection day. One Call Plus appointments are now available, call Recology at (650) 967-3034 to schedule.
  • County, State, and Federal Updates
    • State Resilience Roadmap site provides industry specific information and guidance on the path to reopening California.
  • COVID-19 cases in Santa Clara County -- updated May 8
    • 2,290 confirmed cases (11 new cases)
    • 128 total deaths (1 new death)
    • 111 currently hospitalized
May 6, 2020
  • National Nurses Day appreciation
  • Reusable Bag Ordinance enforcement temporarily suspended
  • Resources for the creative and performing arts
  • New county COVID-19 testing webpage

May 4, 2020

  • Tomorrow's (5/5) Council meeting agenda
  • New Briefing schedule and survey - we want your feedback!
  • Shoreline Golf reopening
  • Additional updates to the Stay at Home order
May 1, 2020
  • Expanded local COVID-19 testing for essential workers
  • Public Works project updates
  • New State resources for essential worker childcare
  • National Bike Month activities

April 29, 2020

  • Small Business Resiliency and Small Landlord Relief Loan Program
  • MVHS engineering classes use 3D printers to make PPE
  • Extended Shelter in Place Order
  • Tips to avoid COVID-19 fraud
April 27, 2020
  • Good news about good neighbors -- how our community is truly showcasing what it means to be #TogetherMV
  • Stay-at-Home resources from the Mountain View Public Library
  • Upcycled project ideas
  • A peek at tomorrow's Council agenda

April 24, 2020

  • Gratitude on Gilmore Street
  • Virtual Town Hall highlights
  • Council Meeting Agenda for 4/28
  • COVID-19 Temporary Parking Enforcement Policy
April 22, 2020
  • Reminder to register for the Virtual Town Hall tomorrow
  • A call for good stories about good neighbors -- we want to highlight all that MV is doing while we stay home to save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Information to complete your census
  • The Sustainability Division's Virtual Earth Day resources

April 20, 2020

  • Mountain View Police and Firefighters team up for a birthday brigade
  • 4/21 Council Meeting Agenda
  • New Community Resources webpage
  • Guidance on face coverings
  • Earth Day resources
April 17, 2020
  • A virtual town hall invitation
  • A call for artwork
  • A street sweeping update

April 15, 2020

  • Details on council's additional $1.1 million relief aid package - passed last night
  • Nextdoor products to help small businesses
  • Senior resource guides
  • At-home resources from the Magical Bridge Foundation
April 13, 2020
  • Information on tomorrow's City Council meeting, along with ways to comment and watch online or on your television at home
  • Weekend recap of the hundreds of hygiene kits and grocery gift cards distributed by MVPD
  • Nextdoor resources for small businesses
April 10, 2020
  • 24/7 safe parking lot launched
  • Interactive, accessible resource map launched
  • Additional hygiene stations launched
  • Download a drawing for your kids to submit and have their artwork posted on the Performing Arts marquee
April 8, 2020
  • A video highlighting our City's efforts in helping those in need during the crisis
  • Eviction relief information
  • Information on 24/7 safe lots
  • A viral video guaranteed to bring a smile to your face

April 7, 2020

  • We've added hand washing stations and restrooms at several locations around Mountain View, with more on the way
  • In partnership with CSA, our Police Department helped hand out dozens of hygiene kits to unstably housed and homeless individuals
  • Last week, we launched our online donation portal to help with rent relief and small business assistance in our community, both of which have been heavily impacted by COVID-19
April 6, 2020
  • A repair project that may result in some slight delays downtown
  • A parking reminder for vehicles
  • Some exceptionally amazing ways people have found to smile

April 3, 2020

  • Changes to curbside collection
  • Changes to recommendation for face coverings while going out in public
  • Changes from the state on housing for the homeless and volunteer opportunties
  • Donate to rent relief or aid small businesses through #TogetherMV
April 1, 2020
  • #TogetherMV online donation portal launched where you can donate towards small business and rent relief efforts
  • Stay at Home directive extended through May 3. We breakdown the details for you.
  • State elects to keep schools closed through end of schools year

March 30, 2020

  • A detailed recap of last week's emergency council meeting
  • A news release on relief funds pledged by Google
  • A call for help from retired or student healthcare workers
  • Virtual tours of site near + far
March 28, 2020
  • As part of #TogetherMV, the City has created:
    • $500,000 rent relief
    • $800,000 relief package to help local small business, local homeless and unstably housed individuals, local seniors and any residents struggling with garbage and water bills
    • Joined other cities in the region to pass an urgency ordinance to suspend evictions for nonpayment of rent due to COVID-19 hardship for residential renters, including mobile home lot renters
    • Donation hub that will provide a way for individuals and companies to donate towards helping their neighbors with rent relief or small business assistance

March 27, 2020

  • Community first - just some of the examples that are highlighting #TogetherMV
  • City response to COVID-19 and what programs are in place so far to help our community
  • Emergency council meeting tonight and what that entails
  • Is social distancing physical distancing
March 26, 2020
  • #TogetherMV - Update and recommendations on Rent Relief Program, Small Business Assistance Program, Safe Parking, Utility Bill Assistance, and Support for Homeless and Unstably Housed Residents, and Other Support Efforts to Address the COVID-19 Emergency
  • An urgency ordinance temporarily suspending evictions for nonpayment of rent by residential tenants impacted by COVID-19

March 25, 2020

  • Cuesta Park neighborhood bands together in ultimate display of community chalk art!
  • Details on City rent relief program
  • Homeless resource page
  • City playgrounds and tennis courts are closed
  • Neighborhood scavenger hunt announced
  • Need a library card? You can now apply online and get access to tons of resources like digital books, movies, and more!
  • Latest COVID-19 statistics and news for Santa Clara County
March 23, 2020
  • We've revamped our FAQ and COVID-19 Rumors page
  • Census 2020 info
  • Don't flush those "flushable" wipes
  • City playgrounds and tennis courts are closed
  • Take your kids to the zoo (from the comfort of your living room)
  • Some lighthearted resources to bring a smile to your face
  • Starting this week, The Briefing will be brought to you on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, along with an upgraded re-tooling of displayed information, so that you have as much access as possible. Follow our city social media channels for breaking news.

March 20, 2020

  • More on $500k rent relief
  • Updates on how we're helping unstably housed
  • US Census reminder
  • City water supply is sound
  • Online resources to pass the time at home
March 19, 2020
  • New store hours for seniors
  • How to support local restaurants
  • Nextdoor "Help Map"
  • Learning at home

March 18, 2020

  • Small business resource page
  • Ways to keep kids entertained (and you sane) while working from home
  • Share your work-from-home shots with us #WFHselfie
March 17, 2020
  • News updates
  • Police & Fire Department news
  • Water supply safety
  • Mountain View Farmers Market news

March 16, 2020

  • The Mountain View Response
  • Where to get updated information
  • Preventative measures in place
  • What about you?
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