The Briefing Volume 25 | May 4, 2020


Your generous donations to help feed our vulnerable populations keeps our Mountain View officers busy! They have been out every weekend for the last two months ensuring a every member of ours who needs a meal has a meal.

We're looking for good stories about our good neighbors.

We want to continue to highlight all that our community is doing, together, to bring positivity and goodwill during the COVID-19 pandemic. What are the best ways you've seen Mountain View band together to show support for their neighbors? Share it with us! Email your photos and stories to katie.nelson@mountainview.gov.

Download a copy for your kids to draw on and share!

REMINDER: We want your art!

Did you do some coloring this week? Show some community togetherness spirit! After you download a copy, have your kiddos show off their artistic skills and send it to katie.nelson@mountainview.gov, along with your name and neighborhood, so we can share with the community. Rumor has it we might even showcase some of them at the Center for Performing Arts marquee!

Mountain View News

Council Meeting Tomorrow 5/5

The May 5 Council Meeting Agenda includes:

  • Recognition of Affordable Housing Month and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
  • Update from the City Manager on City’s response to COVID-19 pandemic
  • New housing at 355-365, 401 and 415 East Middlefield Road
  • Budget impacts from COVID-19
  • Additional allocation of funds to help with Rent Relief

Email public comments before 5 p.m. on May 5. See the full agenda and other ways to give public comments on the May 5 meeting entry.

SURVEY: We'd like your feedback

Beginning next week, the Briefing will be sent out on Wednesdays and Fridays. We're working to collect the most important information for our community as well as tell the stories that inspire you as we continue to navigate this crisis.

What else do you want to see in the Briefing? Please complete this survey to help us continue to improve our messaging for our residents.

Mountain View Heart 2 Heart

In partnership with the Community Services Agency (CSA), a new program called Mountain View Heart 2 Heart will be delivering handwritten notes, cards, and other creative gems to the hundreds of seniors relying on CSA for food each week. Note donations will be accepted on a continual basis at a private residence (please do not take to the CSA, as they do not have the capacity to manage them). Email mvheart2heart@gmail.com for the drop off address, to arrange a bulk pickup (2 dozen or more), or to ask questions.

Complete your Census!

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Shoreline Golf Reopened

Shoreline Golf reopened today with restrictions consistent with the County and State’s orders, including only single players teeing off at one time, players walking the course, and removal of high-touch elements such as bunker rakes and golf ball washers.

Additional Updates to the Stay at Home Order

Business Resources

On Wednesday May 13, 2020 at noon, the Chamber of Commerce is virtually hosting their monthly Business Issues and Public Policy Forum. Please register here to receive login instructions and to submit questions in advance.

County, State, and Federal Updates

Today Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that the State will be moving into early Phase 2 of four phases of reopening by the end of this week. New guidelines will be announced Thursday and stay-at-home modifications will go into effect Friday.

Early Phase 2 includes retail with modifications to be pick-up only, and includes clothing, bookstores, florists, toys, etc. and manufacturing that provides supplies to those stores.

Stay at Home Resources

Attend a Compost Workshop from home! Learn how to turn your grass, leaves and kitchen scraps into nutritious soil for your garden and join the Santa Clara County Home Composting Education Program for their first online workshop via Zoom, May 9th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Register here.

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It's OK to Smile

You asked -- we've answered. An overwhelming number of you requested in our survey that we begin sharing something fun, funny, or highlight goodwill from community members. Here are some recent examples of ways we are bonding together, despite the distance.

  • Catch this 91-year-old stud muffin modeling for us all during quarantine.
  • Kids getting creative to give a hug to their grandma is all the feels.
  • Small businesses are also feeling the brunt of the COVID pandemic -- but one customer at a restaurant in Texas decided to give a huge tip to help out.

COVID-19 Updates

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, we will adjust and modify our approaches to reporting the most up-to-date and accurate data. Our COVID-19 graph will now represent the following categories: New Cases, Total Hospitalizations, and Total Deaths.

We will also continue to report the total case numbers in the accompanying data table. We believe this will streamline the representation of data and give residents a better picture of how the virus is evolving in our county.

You may notice that the number of new cases from day to day might not always add up to the cumulative total of cases. This is because the county’s quality control measures and those of the California Department of Public Health may determine a need for reclassification of some cases. These small adjustments are due to changes in results from inconclusive or pending, or duplications in results, and are normal occurrences in the day-to-day collection of complicated data.