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The Briefing Volume 18 | April 17, 2020

#TogetherMV

A story about a Mountain View Police officer's efforts to help a man in need is resonating with our community. Read more on the story here.

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. We'd love for you 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.

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

Virtual Town Hall on April 23 at 4 pm

Join us next week from the comfort of your home as your Mayor and City Manager sit down to answer your questions related to our City's response so far to the COVID-19 pandemic in a live Zoom meeting. Register here, or you can always watch on our City's dedicated YouTube channel.

We highly encourage you to submit your questions ahead of time in the link when you register.

Food Distribution Locations and Services

A new resource is available online with detailed information about food services for residents in need, including to-go meals, grocery delivery, and access to food pantries. The list of resources is available in both English and Spanish.

Relief Packages and Donations Update

In the past four weeks, the Council has approved $2.4 million in total relief aid to help our community. This infographic shows how the City has provided funds and support for rent relief, small businesses, utility bill relief, and more.

Street Sweeping Update

Street sweeping services return to Mountain View on a reduced schedule. Residential streets will be swept one time per month, and major streets such as Shoreline Boulevard and Rengstorff Avenue will be swept two times per month. During this period, parking restrictions for regularly scheduled sweeping will not be enforced.

Resources for Mountain View Businesses

Business owners interested in learning more about small business assistance can email SmBizCOVID19Help@mountainview.gov to get on an interest list. Businesses will be notified of program updates.

REMINDER: The Mountain View Chamber of Commerce maintains a list of essential businesses open to support our community. Please help us keep this list up to date! Email the Chamber with any additions or changes at info@chambermv.org.

County, State, and Federal Updates

The Federal Government has released new guidelines for reopening states in three phases, leaving much of the decisions in the hands of state governors.

Yesterday, Gov. Newsom signed an Executive Order allowing for two weeks supplemental paid sick leave for food sector industry workers. The Order extends to larger chain restaurants and delivery service workers, as well as farmworkers, agricultural workers, grocery, and pharmacy workers.

Stay at Home Resources

Next Wednesday is Earth Day! Local nonprofit Environmental Volunteers put together some science and nature education resources for parents and children to help celebrate and learn at home.

Reduce food waste and make your supplies last while you cook at home by following these tips from the World Resources Institute.

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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.

  • A fan of Dad jokes? Watch as two police officers try and crack each other up with their efforts at finding the ultimate Dad joke.
  • Here's a fun way to send your kiddos off to sleep -- with a special message from Mickey Mouse and friends.
  • Have kids who wish they could still go to prom? John Krasinski has you covered tonight.
  • We're all in this together -- meet the British woman using her time to help keep her neighbors fit while they shelter in place.
  • This is a global effort to stick together and flatten the curve, with solidarity being shown far and wide -- this week, the American flag was projected onto the Matterhorn.

COVID-19 Updates

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.