The Briefing Volume 28 | May 13, 2020

Mountain View News

Confused about which Stay at Home orders to follow? Short answer: Follow the County Order.

Shelter in Place: What can you do in Mountain View?

The City is working to adjust our services to follow the changes under State and County orders. As restrictions are eased, we will keep residents up-to-date on what's opening up and how to safely visit these spaces.

Please note, our county stay at home orders supersede the state's directive, as they are more restrictive. As the county re-evaluates their order, we will let you know their updates.

For a list of open Mountain View businesses including restaurants open for takeout/delivery, stores providing essential services, and stores open online, visit www.ilovemv.org. To support small businesses donate to #togethermv.

Business Resources

Grant Opportunities for Nonprofits

Destination: Home is looking to identify qualified non-profit organizations to provide direct financial assistance to low-income households in Santa Clara County who are impacted by COVID-19. Qualified organizations will be eligible to receive support ranging from $10,000 to$40,000 to disperse assistance to vulnerable families and individuals.

Submissions are due May 15.

County, State, and Federal Updates

The County of Santa Clara Health and Hospital Committee is holding a special meeting on Thursday, May 14 at 1:00 p.m. about the current status and future development of coronavirus testing in Santa Clara County. The hearing will happen on Zoom.

Joint guidance from the County Office of Education and the Public Health Department describes options for students to be recognized and receive a diploma/certificate at school campuses.

The County has a new contract tracing webpage explaining what contact tracing is, why it is important, what the County is doing to expand its efforts in this area, and opportunities to assist the County with this important work.

Stay-at-Home Resources

Whether you're looking for a new hobby, a home project, or just some reasons to smile, we've got you covered.

Want to learn how to compost in your backyard with the help of worms? Join UCCE's second online Compost Education Program Workshop on Vermicomposting on May 16 from 10 a.m. to noon. Register here.

SLAM Youth Conference Starts This Week

The Sports, Leadership, Arts & Media (SLAM) Youth Conference is a free virtual conference open to all high schoolers between 13 to 18 years of age. Teens will have a chance to explore the sports industry, leadership development, and the arts and media world.

The conference runs from May 14-29. Workshops are held Thursdays at 3 p.m., and performances are Fridays at 5 p.m. All youth interested in this free opportunity can RSVP.

Coping with Mental Health

COVID-19 Update

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.


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.

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