The City of Cupertino continues to monitor the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) as the safety of our residents remains our highest priority. The City continues to provide essential services in accordance with the Order of the Health Officer of Santa Clara County from May 18, 2020 (along with the amendments from June 1, 2020) and the Governor's Stay at Home Executive Order from March 20, 2020. These essential services include responding to 311 requests and maintaining the City’s infrastructure, among others.
Many other City services are available online or by phone. You can find more information here.
The City sends out these reports on Mondays and Wednesdays.
- Wednesday, July 1, 2020
- Monday, June 29, 2020
- Wednesday, June 24, 2020
- Monday, June 22, 2020
- Wednesday, June 17, 2020
- Monday, June 15, 2020
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- Wednesday, June 3, 2020
- Monday, June 1, 2020
- Friday, May 29, 2020
- Wednesday, May 27, 2020
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- Monday, May 18, 2020
- Friday, May 15, 2020
- Wednesday, May 13, 2020
- Monday, May 11, 2020
- Friday, May 8, 2020
- Wednesday, May 6, 2020
- Monday, May 4, 2020
- Friday, May 1, 2020
- Wednesday, April 29, 2020
- Monday, April 27, 2020
- Friday, April 24, 2020
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- Monday, April 20, 2020
- Friday, April 17, 2020
- Wednesday, April 15, 2020
- Monday, April 13, 2020
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- Tuesday, March 31, 2020
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- Friday, March 27, 2020
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- Wednesday, March 18, 2020
- Tuesday, March 17, 2020
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- Friday, March 13, 2020
- Thursday, March 12, 2020
- Wednesday, March 11, 2020
- Tuesday, March 10, 2020
- Monday, March 9, 2020
- City of Cupertino Order Requires Public to Wear Face Coverings
- City of Cupertino to Close City Hall to Public Walk-ins
- City of Cupertino Proclaims Local Emergency Regarding the COVID-19 Outbreak
Santa Clara County Shelter-in-Place Order
Update (July 2, 2020)
Summary of New Health Officer Order
As COVID-19 rates across our state and region continue to increase, the County Health Officer is shifting to a new approach to contain the virus and protect the safety of our community. The new Health Officer Order, issued July 2, 2020, imposes strict across-the-board risk reduction measures on activities and businesses. The Order also allows certain activities to resume if those measures are followed, primarily those that were already open in surrounding jurisdictions.
When does the Order go into effect?
It depends. The County is submitting an application to the State that, if approved, would allow more businesses to open under the State’s Stay-at-Home Order. The State calls this a “variance.” If the State approves the County’s application for a variance before July 13, then the Order goes into effect on July 13. Otherwise, the Order will go into effect two days after the State approves the County’s variance. Continue to check the Public Health website for updates.
- The Order urges County residents to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission by staying home as much as possible and minimizing trips and activities outside the home.
- Individuals over the age of 70 and those with serious underlying medical conditions should stay
home other than for essential needs.
- The Order requires all individuals to strictly follow social distancing requirements when outside their
home, and generally prohibits all activities that don’t allow for social distancing.
Gatherings: The Order strongly discourages gatherings, but it allows outdoor gatherings (up to 60
people) and indoor gatherings (up to 20 people). Gatherings have special rules and must comply with
the Health Officer’s forthcoming Mandatory Directive on Gatherings.
Face coverings: Everyone must comply with the Face Covering Guidance issued by the California Department of Public Health, which requires most people to wear a face covering most of the time whenever they leave home.
Requirements Applicable to All Businesses
The Order requires that all businesses that are open for their workers or for customers follow a set of rules to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, including:
- Telework: All businesses must continue to require workers to do their jobs from home whenever possible. Workers can go into work only to complete the job duties they can’t complete from home.
- New Social Distancing Protocol requirements: All businesses must complete and submit an updated Social Distancing Protocol for each of their facilities on the County’s website at www. COVID19Prepared.org. The Social Distancing Protocol must be signed under penalty of perjury and will be posted on the County’s website. Businesses that operate from a facility must post an updated COVID-19 Prepared sign and Visitor Information summary sheet. Businesses that provide services at several facilities that they do not own (like cleaning services) must distribute the Protocol to the owners or operators of each location they serve. All businesses must distribute the Protocol to their workers.
- Capacity limitations: All businesses must comply with the same density limitations. There may be no more than one worker per 250 gross square feet of the facility, and no more than one customer or member of the public per 150 square feet of space open to the public. Exceptions apply for healthcare, education and childcare facilities. And capacity limits do not apply to children under age 12 when accompanying a parent into a business facility.
- Positive case reporting: All businesses (and governmental entities) are legally required to
report to the Public Health Department within 4 hours if they learn that any of their workers are
confirmed to be positive for COVID-19. They must also ensure workers alert them if they test
The Health Officer will issue a set of mandatory directives with rules to reduce risk in the following specific industries and activities:
- Personal Services, including hair and nail salons, massage therapy, and other body care services
- Gyms and fitness centers
- Recreational and athletic activities
- Gatherings, including for social, economic, religious, cultural, and other purposes
- Hotels and motels
- Public transit
- Childcare, summer camps, and children’s activities
- Outdoor dining
- Food facilities
All businesses and people in the County must follow these directives, as well as the industry-specific
guidance issued by the State.
Some business facilities remain closed
Business facilities that pose a high risk of COVID-19 transmission or large outbreaks must stay closed to the public. These include any indoor facility used for activities where face masks are removed (including indoor dining and bars, indoor swimming pools, saunas, heated exercise rooms, and smoking lounges), nightclubs, theaters, stadiums, arenas, music venues, indoor playgrounds and amusement centers, and non-residential adult and elder daycare facilities.
The State’s Stay at Home Order
In addition to the County Health Officer Order, businesses and residents must comply with the State’s Stay-at-Home Order. If there is a conflict between the two Orders, the more restrictive Order applies. Businesses that are allowed to open under the County Order should confirm that they are also allowed to open under the State Order. And County residents who want to participate in activities allowed under the County Order, including gatherings, should confirm that those activities are also allowed under the State Order.
Santa Clara County Coronavirus (COVID-19) Data Dashboard
This data dashboard provides detailed information about cases and deaths from COVID-19 in Santa Clara County and is intended for informational purposes only.
State of California Stay-at-Home Order
California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a statewide stay-at-home order to protect the health and well-being of all Californians and to establish consistency across the state to slow the spread of COVID-19. The order remains in place until further notice.
The order allows essential services to remain open and for public access to necessities such as food, prescription medicine, and health care. Anyone who leaves home to obtain or perform essential functions should always practice social distancing. For more information, visit https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Information from the CDC regarding COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Face Coverings: Use Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
If you are a Cupertino senior—or you know of a senior—who would like a social check-in phone call or are in need of food or assistance, please call the Cupertino Senior Center at (408) 777-3150 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You do not need to be a Senior Center member to receive these services.
Senior Adults Legal Assistance (SALA)
Senior Adults Legal Assistance (SALA) provides free legal services to Santa Clara County residents 60 or older, usually during appointments at the Cupertino Senior Center. Due to COVID 19, SALA’s appointments will not be available at the Cupertino Senior Center through May 3, 2020 or until the Senior Center restores its regular programs. SALA’s Central Office is also closed to the public due to COVID 19, but SALA’s attorneys are still providing legal services to current clients and new clients primarily over the telephone. To request legal assistance from SALA, persons 60 or older should call SALA’s Central Office at (408) 295-5991 and leave a message. The SALA staff regularly check the messages on SALA’s voicemail.
City Providing $50,000 in Emergency Assistance Funds to Cupertino Residents
The City of Cupertino has partnered with West Valley Community Services to provide $50,000 in emergency assistance funds to Cupertino tenants impacted by COVID-19. Beginning on June 12, 2020, eligible households can receive up to $3,000 in funds on a first-come first-serve basis while funds are available. Household income must be less than or equal to 100% of the Area Median Income (AMI). Please contact West Valley Community Services for an application: email@example.com or 408-366-6092.
The City of Cupertino will be reopening its compost site to residents for free pickup on Friday, May 29 at 8:00 a.m. The compost site will be open on Fridays and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to noon from May 29 to mid-November. The site is located at 12100 Stevens Canyon Road across from the Stevens Creek Reservoir dam parking lot.
New health protocols have been put in place and include:
- Face coverings and social distancing are required
- Shovels will not be provided
- There is no public access to the portable restroom at the site
Reminder: There are no containers or bags offered at the site. Visitors need to bring their own containers or bags to carry out compost.
The City understands that residents are excited to have access to this service again after such a late start. Residents are urged to be patient as there may be a long waiting period first thing in the morning. The City encourages residents to arrive later in the morning. There is plenty of compost at the site, so it is not anticipated to run out.
Attendants at the site will be directing traffic and visitors will need to follow instructions so that vehicles can get in and out of the compost loading area safely.
West Valley Community Services
West Valley Community Services is providing food assistance and emergency funding to residents in need.
Silicon Valley Strong: A Community Response to COVID-19
As the response to this public health emergency escalates, many residents will feel direct economic impacts from business closures, event cancellations, and layoffs.
We’re doubling down on mitigation to protect our community–slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and reducing the number of people infected.
Silicon Valley Strong calls on the community to stay informed and look out for each other. This landing page serves as a hub with critical updates and resources for vulnerable neighbors.
Californians For All
During these difficult times, Californians come together to help each other. We can all safely help our communities in response to COVID-19. Learn how to volunteer, give blood, deliver meals, and support nonprofits and food banks.
Eviction Moratorium Information for Landlords and Tenants
On March 24, 2020, the County Board of Supervisors enacted a moratorium on “no-fault” evictions and evictions for non-payment of rent for tenants who have incurred substantial income loss and/or substantial out-of-pocket medical expenses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This moratorium applies throughout Santa Clara County, including Cities, and protects both residential as well as small business tenants.
Learn more about COVID-19 on the City of Cupertino's YouTube channel. Watch videos of discussions from the World Health Organization, updates from Governor Newsom, informational videos from the CDC, and more. New videos will continue to be added, so be sure to subscribe.
Via-Cupertino continues to operate for essential trips during the County’s Shelter-in-Place Order. Weekday hours of operation remain the same, Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday service is being temporarily discontinued. Fares remain the same at $3.50 per trip with the “plus one” additional rider feature being temporarily disabled.
Only one passenger is allowed per van (up to three from the same household) to encourage social distancing. Riders are required to wear face coverings in the van, and a limited supply of masks are available onboard upon request. Plexiglass dividers will soon be installed between the driver and the rest of the van to create the safest riding environment possible. The vans are sanitized regularly by Via.
Locate open businesses close to you--including grocery stores, supermarkets, coffee shops, restaurants, and more--with the Service Finder application, which is now being updated with open businesses: https://gis.cupertino.org/servicefinder/
A full list of essential Cupertino businesses can be found at www.cupertino.org/openforbusiness.
The City of Cupertino's Parks & Recreation Department has launched a Virtual Recreation page to offer residents activities and exercises for the body and mind while at home. Visit the webpage at cupertino.org/virtualrecreation.
Note: The summer Recreation schedule and registration will be delayed. Check cupertino.org/recreation for updated information.
City Council meetings are being held via teleconference. A link to the meeting will be available along with the agenda.
Commission meetings are being held virtually. Check the City's calendar for information about the meetings at cupertino.org/calendar.
In-person City organized or cosponsored classes, activities, and events have been canceled or postponed.
Blackberry Farm Golf Course
Blackberry Farm Golf Course reopened on Monday, May 11. Tee times start at 7:00 a.m. each day. The last tee time will be 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit the Blackberry Farm Golf Course webpage for regulations.
Tennis Courts at the Sports Center
The tennis courts at the Cupertino Sports Center are open for Sports Center members. Sport Center court hours will be Monday through Sunday from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. For more information, visit Sports Center webpage for regulations.
The tennis courts at these parks are open:
- Memorial Park
- Monta Vista Community Center
- Varian Park
Indoor City Facilities
All indoor City facilities are closed until further notice. They are:
- City Hall
- Quinlan Community Center
- Cupertino Sports Center
- Teen Center
- Senior Center
- Environmental Education Center at McClellan Ranch Preserve
- Monta Vista Rec Center
- Creekside Park
- Wilson Park Building
Parks and Playgrounds
All park playgrounds and restrooms have been closed. Playground closures will be reassessed as the City receives updated information from Santa Clara County Public Health Department. Some outdoor City amenities are closed to promote social distancing. The tennis courts at various parks have been closed. The parking lot west of McClellan Ranch Preserve, and parking lots at Blackberry Farm golf course and pool are also closed to the public.
All parks remain open.
Recology resumed normal services on Monday, May 11 and restarted on-call collection and bulk item pick-ups. All on-call and extra pick-up materials must be securely bagged or boxed with nothing loose except for bulk items. If residents have extra garbage, they can contact Recology for collection options at (408) 588-7200.
Street sweeping will continue as scheduled during the shelter in place until further notice. Please attempt to adhere to parking guidelines whenever possible.
While City Hall is closed to the public, services are still available online at cupertino.org and by phone at (408) 777-3200.