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The Briefing Volume 31 | MAY 22, 2020

Mountain View News

Free COVID-19 Testing for Mountain View Residents on Monday, May 25

For Monday, May 25 only, The Santa Clara County COVID-19 Mobile Testing Unit will be at the Rengstorff Park Aquatic Center, located at 201 S. Rengstorff Avenue, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Anyone who would like to be tested to see if they currently have COVID-19, can go to get tested for free.

Can't make it on Monday, but would like to know if or where you can get tested? More on what you should know, who should get tested, and where to find a testing location below:

Should You Wear a Mask?

Buy-Back Center at the SMaRT Station will Reopen June 1

The Buy-Back Center at the SMaRT Station will reopen for appointments only on June 1, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday. You can schedule an appointment online or call 408-752-8530.

County, State, and Federal Updates

Santa Clara County enters the early stages of Phase 2 of reopening today, May 22. A new Shelter in Place order became effective today, and includes the following changes:

  • Retail stores may reopen for sales, but only for curbside/outside pickup or by delivery. Customers are not allowed to enter these retail stores.
  • Businesses that support retail businesses can 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. Visitors are restricted to outdoor areas.
  • Individuals can 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.

Starting next week, U.S. Census Bureau workers will be visiting neighborhoods with P.O. boxes that did not receive mail at a physical address to verify addresses and deliver 2020 Census paper questionnaires on doorsteps. Census Bureau workers WILL NOT ring doorbells or knock on doors, ask to be allowed inside homes, or request personal information (social security number, credit card or bank account information, donations).

Stay-at-Home Resources

How to plan for your summer - yes, you still can! Here are 100 ideas for summer 2020.

Keep kids active and healthy at home with this Game On Activity Library.

Have you taken up baking or experimenting in the kitchen while in quarantine? Try these Tasty recipes for inspiration!

COVID-19 Updates

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.

*Please note, despite the County stating their numbers have been updated, there appears to be no change from data released on Wednesday.*

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