Phased Reopening

Phased Reopening Plans

(Jan. 19, 2022) With COVID-19 cases increasing across the country including here in Santa Clara County, our City organization has been impacted with more cases among employees and close contacts with family members who have tested positive for COVID-19 than at any other point during the pandemic.

The City continues to provide high quality services to the community, with some minor modifications as necessary to address staffing impacts and maximize public and employee safety.

For more information, visit the City's Current Levels of Service webpage.

(Fall 2021) As of April 4, 2022, all City facilities will reopen in accordance with current State and County public health guidelines.

(August 13, 2021) The City will continue to hold City Council meetings virtually through the end of September 2021. The City’s advisory bodies will also continue to meet virtually through September.

The City is taking this approach due to increasing public health concerns over the rise of Delta variant cases of the coronavirus in the Bay Area, as well as the time needed to make technology upgrades in Council Chambers to enable hybrid meetings. The Council is currently on recess with its next meeting scheduled for Tuesday, August 24.

Depending on State of California and County of Santa Clara guidelines, the City is expected to return to in-person Council meetings starting in October 2021. The City is also exploring a hybrid format for the public to be able to attend meetings in person at Council Chambers, located at 500 Castro St., or virtually via Zoom. This effort would accommodate Mountain View community members who have embraced virtual meetings and like the option of being able to participate online.

For more details, view the news release.

(July 30, 2021) Effective Monday, August 2, the City of Mountain View is requiring all members of the public, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask (face covering) in public indoor settings at all City facilities. View the City's news release.

(June 2021)
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Mountain View closed most City facilities to the public in mid-March 2020 in accordance with State of California and County of Santa Clara public health orders. Essential services, such as public safety, critical maintenance and childcare, continued 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. Those services will continue and are listed at the end of this announcement.

As the State plans to reopen California’s economy on June 15, 2021 based on vaccination numbers and low COVID-19 hospitalizations, the City is planning a phased reopening of its facilities over the coming months. Based on the Federal, State and County mask mandates as of June 15, the City will require use of face coverings inside City facilities for visitors who are unvaccinated.

  • July 2021
    • July 12 - Mountain View City Hall reopens to the public.
      • The City Clerk’s Office will be open with modified hours for in-person services.
      • Community Development 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. For more details, visit the Community Development Department webpage.
      • 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 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.
      • Mountain View Community Center (Rengstorff Park) front desk has reopened on Mondays-Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., to support in-person registration for Recreation activities.
      • The Mountain View Senior Center (266 Escuela Ave.) opened for limited services by reservation only, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.—3 p.m. The Senior Nutrition Program (SNP) will continue to offer grab and go lunches, Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m.—12:15 p.m. For more information on open activities and making a reservation, please visit
    • July 21 - NOTE: Last day to schedule a vaccination at the Mountain View Community Center is Wednesday, July 21. Go to for other available locations.

  • September 2021
    • Sept. 13 - All City facilities reopen in accordance with current State and County public health guidelines.
      UPDATE: Due to the more contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus, all City facilities will now reopen on April 4, 2022.

Other City facilities previously reopened to the public. They include:

  • On June 14, the Mountain View Senior Center (266 Escuela Ave.) opened for summer camps and recreation programming. Summer camps will conclude at the Senior Center on July 30.
  • On July 12, most summer camps and recreation programming moved back to the Mountain View Community Center (201 S. Rengstorff Ave.) as the vaccination site decreased its footprint.
  • As of June 12, the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts reopened for performances.
  •  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 or email

COVID-19 Vaccines Remain Free and Available to Eligible Persons

The City continues to host a County of Santa Clara Health Systems-operated vaccination site at the Mountain View Community Center, 201 S. Rengstorff Ave. The Community Center site operates from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Monday through Friday.  

All individuals, age 12 and older, who live, work or attend school in Santa Clara County are eligible to receive the free vaccination without an appointment. However, appointments can still be scheduled by visiting

Latest Updates

View news release (6/15/21) in English and Spanish.

For updates on the City’s reopening plans, visit this webpage frequently ( as the latest developments will be added as they become available.