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Regional Stay-at-Home Order Impacts on City Services

Since 10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, a Regional Stay-at-Home Order went into effect for much of the Bay Area, including here in Santa Clara County, until at least Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. The public health order means people should stay at home as much as possible except to conduct essential activities. The order also means gatherings with other households is not allowed, including outdoors.

Here in Mountain View, City staff has been reaching out to local businesses about the latest order. The changes include prohibiting indoor and outdoor dining at restaurants, wineries and bars. As a result, the Castro StrEATS program is temporarily suspended. However, restaurants can still provide take-out and delivery services. In addition, all retail can remain open indoors at 20% capacity as long as public health protocols are followed.

Due to the new order, the City is canceling its Holiday Drive-in Movie Night that was scheduled to take place in Lot C of Shoreline Amphitheatre on Friday, Dec. 18 and Saturday, Dec. 19.

Also, the following are closed indoors and outdoors:

  • Cardrooms
  • Family Entertainment Centers
  • Personal care services
  • Playgrounds
  • Museums, zoos and aquariums
  • Movie theaters

The order went into effect now because several Bay Area health officers didn’t want to wait until intensive care unit (ICU) bed capacity was at a critical stage before acting and putting more lives at risk from COVID-19.

For more information about the Regional Stay-at-Home Order and COVID-19 resources, visit