The Briefing volume 14 | april 8, 2020


Our Mountain View community has been hard at work finding ways to give back and stick together. The Cuesta Park neighborhood held a canned food drive for CSA, a Mountain View kindergarten mom has been making coloring pages for her children and for others, a Cuesta Park resident is hosting an online talent show, a local high schooler is helping folks make cloth masks, and kindness is being spread all around!

What are the best ways you've seen Mountain View band together to show support for their neighbors? Neighborhoods continue to come together to spread love and hope to community members.

Want to share how your neighbors are showing and bringing hope while we shelter in place? Email your photos and stories to katie.nelson@mountainview.gov.

Mountain View News

Mountain View's Response to Help Our Community in the COVID-19 Crisis

In the last few weeks, the City of Mountain View has adapted to the COVID-19 crisis and positioned itself as a regional leader in the way we are helping our community. Just a few highlights:

Eviction Relief

The City of Mountain View has enacted a temporary moratorium to stop residential evictions for nonpayment of rent. More on what that means and how you can receive help can be watched below.

24/7 Safe Parking Lot Now Open

The B Lot at Shoreline Amphitheatre officially opened today for 24/7 safe parking lot service to those who need a place to stay while we shelter in place. The safe parking lot contains two ADA portable restrooms, one standard portable restroom with one sink inside, and two hand-washing stations.

Two more parking lots, located on Terra Bella and on Evelyn Avenue, will also open in the coming days for 24/7 service.

A huge thanks to Santa Clara County, CSA, MOVE Mountain View, and LiveNation for collaborating to make this happen.

Business Impact Survey

Businesses in Mountain View are feeling the effects of closures and other actions related to the COVID-19 crisis. The City has launched a survey to gauge impacts to business and to the local business community. The information will be used to see how the City may assist the business community. Please help us by filling out the survey.

Business Resources

Rep. Eshoo will be hosting a webinar on Thursday, April 9th, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for Small Business and NonProfits: How your Small Business or Non-Profit May Benefit from the $2 Trillion Aid Package.

Solid Waste Reminder

Effective today, Monday, April 6, through the end of the Shelter-in-Place order, Recology will not service material outside of residents’ carts in order to limit exposure to drivers.

Residents may not set out extra bags of trash or extra recycling outside of the carts. Residents can request an additional service if needed before their next collection day. See the guidelines here.

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Stay at Home Resources

Join your neighbors Wednesday as we celebrate community while practicing social distancing with a Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt! Create works of art in the theme of "Sun" and place in your windows for your neighbors to see. #TogetherMV

Show your #TogetherMV spirit

Download our kid-friendly #TogetherMV coloring page and display it in a street-facing window to share with all of your neighbors.

It’s a critical week in California as we work to flatten the curve and prevent the spread. If you must go to the grocery store, please follow these guidelines to keep you and store employees safe. And remember buy only what you need, there’s #Enough4All 

Good News

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.

  • Staying positive during our Stay at Home order starts with a solid 'good morning.'
  • Celebrating Passover is a bit more difficult this year while we all must stay at home, but one chef is working to ensure that dinner-wise, families are taken care of.


The below graphic and accompanying data table depict the total cases, number of hospitalizations, and deaths associated with the COVID-19 virus beginning March 12th, progressing chronologically. Data is sourced from Santa Clara County Department of Public Health. Please note: for dates that have no associated data, information was not available from the county public health website.

A comparison of total cases and deaths related to COVID-19 in Santa Clara County.