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.
Beginning on Monday, April 6, the City will be sending out reports on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
- Wednesday, June 3, 2020
- Monday, June 1, 2020
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- Wednesday, April 1, 2020
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- 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 (June 1, 2020)
The Santa Clara County Public Health Department announced amendments to the Shelter-in-Place Order, which will allow multiple sectors and activities to resume this Friday, June 5. The Order remains in effect until the Health Officer rescinds it.
The updated Order:
- Expands previously permitted business activity to include outdoor dining at restaurants and in-store shopping at retail locations.
- Permits all children to take part in childcare, summer camps, summer school, or other educational and recreational programs, so long as groups are limited to 12 or fewer.
- Allows outdoor gatherings of up to 25 people for religious services and cultural ceremonies.
- Allows outdoor recreational activities that do not involve physical contact, such as swimming, to resume.
- Permits car-based gatherings, including drive-in theaters.
For more information, see the County's Executive Summary.
Update May 18, 2020
The Santa Clara County Public Health Department updated its Shelter-in-Place Order. View the press conference here. This new Order went into effect at 12:01 am on Friday, May 22, 2020, and will remain in effect until the Health Officer amends or rescinds it.
What changes does this new Order make?
The May 22 Order allows several new categories of businesses and activities to reopen, subject to specific conditions and limitations. It also keeps key restrictions in place, requiring people to stay in their homes except when engaging in certain essential or allowed activities. The activities and businesses allowed to reopen under the new order are referred to as “Additional Activities” and “Additional Businesses” and are explained in Appendices C-1 and C-2 to the Order. These and other significant changes are highlighted below.
- Retail stores may reopen for sales, but only for curbside/outside pickup or by delivery. Customers are not allowed to enter these retail stores. These retail stores must also comply with several additional operating conditions, including:
They cannot move goods outside the store to display and sell.
They must limit the number of workers inside the facility as described in the Order.
They must have direct access to a sidewalk, street, outdoor walkway, parking lot, or alley for pickup.
The Order also allows businesses that support these retail businesses to resume operating, including those that manufacture goods sold at these stores and businesses that provide warehousing and distribution services.
Outdoor museums, historical sites, and publicly accessible gardens are allowed to reopen, but visitors are restricted to outdoor areas.
The May 22nd Order allows people to participate in car parades, so long as they ride in cars only with members of their households and do not leave the cars during the parade or stop to gather at a fixed location. Bicycles and motorcycles are not allowed to join car parades.
Social Distancing Protocol:
The May 22nd Order updates the Social Distancing Protocol (Appendix A to the Order) to incorporate new State of California requirements for training personnel and other measures.
To operate, all businesses must complete a Social Distancing Protocol using the new template or update their Protocols to incorporate the new requirements. A copy of the Protocol must be distributed to all employees.
To show that they are implementing the Social Distancing Protocol to keep their staff and customers safe from COVID-19, all businesses must print and post in a prominent place near the entrance to the businesses (1) a COVID-19 PREPARED Sign and (2) a Social Distancing Protocol Visitor Information Sheet. Both the Sign and Visitor Information Sheet can be found in Appendix A to the Order.
All businesses must post signage required in the Social Distancing Protocol to educate customers about health and safety requirements. Sign templates are available on the County’s website.
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
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.
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.
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 through May.
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.