This page is for general information regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). For specific and up-to-date information, visit U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Santa Clara County Public Health Department.
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 March 31, 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.
Beginning on Monday, April 6, the City will be sending out reports on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
- Wednesday, April 8, 2020
- Monday, April 6, 2020
- Friday, April 3, 2020
- Thursday, April 2, 2020
- Wednesday, April 1, 2020
- Tuesday, March 31, 2020
- Monday, March 30, 2020
- Friday, March 27, 2020
- Thursday, March 26, 2020
- Wednesday, March 25, 2020
- Tuesday, March 24, 2020
- Monday, March 23, 2020
- Friday, March 20, 2020
- Thursday, March 19, 2020
- Wednesday, March 18, 2020
- Tuesday, March 17, 2020
- Monday, March 16, 2020
- Friday, March 13, 2020
- Thursday, March 12, 2020
- Wednesday, March 11, 2020
- Tuesday, March 10, 2020
- Monday, March 9, 2020
- 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
The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has extended its Stay-at-Home order to May 3, 2020. The Public Health Department has also updated its FAQ page.
New restrictions include:
- Use of playgrounds, dog parks, public picnic areas, and similar recreational areas is prohibited. These areas must be closed to public use.
- Use of shared public recreational facilities such as golf courses, tennis and basketball courts, pools, and rock walls are prohibited. These facilities must be closed for recreational use.
- Sports requiring people to share a ball or other equipment must be limited to people in the same household • Requires essential businesses to develop a social distancing protocol before April 3
- Most construction—residential and commercial—is prohibited
- Funerals limited to no more than 10 people attending
- Essential businesses expanded to include service providers that enable residential transactions (notaries, title companies, Realtors, etc.); funeral homes and cemeteries; moving companies, rental car companies and rideshare services that specifically enable essential activities
- Essential businesses that continue to operate facilities must scale down operations to their essential component only.
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.
County Gathering Information on Supplies of Personal Equipment and Ventilators
The Santa Clara County Public Health Department released an order requiring all individuals and entities to disclose any large inventories of personal protective equipment (PPE) and ventilators. For more information, and to take the survey, visit www.sccphd.org/cv19PPE.
The order allows the Public Health Department to:
- Know what supplies currently exist in the County.
- Appropriately plan for a potential hospital surge.
- Ensure the health and safety of frontline medical workers and patients.
What items must be reported? (Partial list only. Refer to full order for more detail)
- Nitrile or vinyl gloves (if more than 5,000 items)
- N95 masks (if more than 500 items)
- Surgical or procedure masks (if more than 500 items)
- Safety goggles (if more than 100 items)
- Face shields (if more than 100 items)
- Gallon or larger hand sanitizers that are recognized by the Centers for Disease
- Control as effective in combatting COVID-19 (if more than 10 containers)
- All ventilators (regardless of condition)
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-essentialneeds/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Information from the CDC regarding COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Federal Coronavirus Guidelines, Emergency Relief Legislation
President Donald Trump has extended the guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19 to April 30, 2020. For more information, visit www.coronavirus.gov.
The President worked with Congress to secure bipartisan legislation that will provide emergency relief to families and small businesses that have been impacted by the coronavirus. Click here for more information.
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.
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
West Valley Community Services
West Valley Community Services is providing food assistance and emergency funding to residents in need.
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 will continue to provide transportation services for those that rely on it, and will only allow one passenger per van (or three from the same household) to encourage social distancing. No additional riders will be permitted inside the vehicle aside from the passenger and the driver. The fares will remain the same and the “plus one” additional rider features will be temporarily disabled. This new policy is effective immediately and will remain until further notice. The vans are sanitized regularly by Via. Riders should follow Santa Clara County Public Health Department recommendation and wear a mask when outside their homes.
Employee Resources for those Affected by COVID-19
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers
IRS FAQ Sheet on Employee Retention Credit Under the CARES Act
How to Not Fall Victim to a COVID scam
Department of Labor: Employee Rights PDF
Franchise Tax Board: Coronavirus Special Tax Relief and Updates
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.
Many Commission and community meetings have been canceled or postponed. Check the City's calendar for more information at cupertino.org/calendar.
City organized or cosponsored classes, activities, and events have been canceled or postponed through early May. They include:
- Big Bunny 5K and Fun Run (Canceled)
- Cherry Blossom Festival (Canceled) • Earth and Arbor Day Festival (Canceled)
- Environmental, Recycling, and Shredding Event (Canceled)
- Holi (Postponed to June 7, 2020)
- Volunteer Fair (Postponed)
All 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
- Blackberry Farm Golf Course
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 has suspended on-call clean ups or bulky item pickups in Cupertino and Santa Clara County. Cart and bin exchanges have also been suspended unless there is a safety issue. Regular waste collection continues.
Recology is no longer picking up extra bags of garbage left outside of the cart in order to minimize employees’ contact with material for their health and safety. If you have an extra bag of garbage you need to have picked up, contact Recology within 24 hours of your service day. Then place the extra bag in your garbage cart and place the cart out at the curb.
"Social distance” carts at 18 to 21 inches apart that they can be grabbed by the robot arm on the collection truck.
Residents will need to store batteries, fluorescent bulbs, cooking oil, and motor oil until regular services resume. Do not place these items in any cart.
Contact Recology at (408) 725-4020 or (408) 971-5100, or email email@example.com if you require an extra pickup of garbage, a cart exchange due to a safety issue, or if your cart or bin is missing and you require a new one.
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.