COVID-19 News and Information
Last updated: 5/22/2020 5:03:41 PM
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Message from the Mayor
Message from the Mayor (in English, Spanish, Chinese and Russian)
May 22, 2020
- Free COVID-19 Mobile Testing on May 25 in Mountain View for anyone who wants to get tested at a mobile pop-up testing site. Go to the Rengstorff Park Aquatic Center parking lot on Monday, May 25 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. ONLY ON MAY 25. The testing is free to everyone and does not require any insurance, appointments, documentation or pre-registration. Drive-ups, bike-ups or walk-ups are all welcome.
May 18, 2020
May 15, 2020
May 13, 2020
May 5, 2020
- The City is temporarily suspending the reusable bag ordinance until the Governor's Executive Order expires, which is currently expected to be June 22 (unless extended).
- Council approves re-allocation of Successor Agency funds in the amount of $1 million to help fill the need for rent relief.
May 4, 2020
April 30, 2020
April 29, 2020
April 29, 2020
- Santa Clara County Public Health Department Modifies Stay-at-Home (SAH) Orders starting May 4 through May 31. Link to the April 29, 2020 Order
- Mountain View Launches Small Business Resiliency and Small Landlord Relief Programs (news release)
- The City of Mountain View launched a Small Business Resiliency Program to support Mountain View small businesses impacted by COVID-19.
- Eligible small businesses within Mountain View city limits can apply for a loan of up to $10,000, with 0% interests, no fees or collateral and a term of up to three years.
- The City of Mountain View launched a Small Landlord Relief Program to support small landlords and Mountain View residents impacted by COVID-19.
- Eligible landlords of Mountain View rental properties can apply for a loan of up to $10,000, with 0% interests, no fees or collateral and a term of up to one year.
- Landlord may own no more than nine (9) units including across multiple properties and/or in multiple jurisdictions. Funding for rental properties in Mountain View only.
- Landlords may not evict tenants for non-payment of rent due to COVID-19 until loan has been repaid and also must be in compliance with the City’s urgency ordinance suspending evictions for non-payment of rent due to COVID-19.
- The Small Business Resiliency Program is funded through a partnership with the City and Los Altos Community Foundation through donations from Google ($500,000), Linkedin ($100,000), and money from the #TogetherMV donations. The funds form #Together MV is administered by the Los Alto Community Foundation. The Small Landlord Relief Program is funded through the City of Mountain View ($100,000). Eligible businesses and small landlords are encouraged to apply through the Main Street Launch website
April 27, 2020
April 24, 2020
April 21, 2020
April 16, 2020
April 15, 2020
April 14, 2020
April 10, 2020
April 9, 2020
- 5 new portable restrooms and wash stations added across the City
- Stevens Creek Trail (south side of Evelyn at trail entrance) has one portable restroom and wash station
- Downtown Lot 7 (parking stalls, near TUMC/Hope's Corner) has one portable restroom and wash station
- Wentworth at Gemini has one portable restroom and wash station
- Continental Circle has one portable restroom and two hand wash stations
- Staff pursuing solar-powered charging stations to keep homeless and unstably housed connected and how to expand WiFi services to residents and students in need
- New Live Map added to indicate Citywide Homeless Services: COVID-19 Homeless Services Map
April 8, 2020
- Safe Parking Program pilot at Shoreline lot goes 24/7 under County control and exemption status
April 7, 2020
- City launches Small Business Help Survey to better understand how many local businesses are in need and what those needs really are. The Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Services praised the effort and has asked if they can use the initiative to launch a countywide version of their own.
April 6, 2020
- City is notified that LinkedIn intends to donate $100,000 to the small business relief fund and additional money to the Community Services Agency for COVID-19 relief efforts.
April 2, 2020
- 164 people donated more than $17,000 in the first full day since #TogetherMV Donation portal launch.
April 1, 2020
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County and National Public Health Information
The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has a webpage dedicated to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in English, Chinese, Spanish and Vietnamese at www.sccphd.org/coronavirus. The City of Mountain View will also keep a direct weblink to the County Public Health page at www.MountainView.gov.