The Briefing Volume 15 | April 10, 2020


More submissions from our neighbors, who are staying kind, and staying connected, while we all stay home to save lives.

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.

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

Show some community togetherness spirit! After you download a copy, have the 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

New Interactive, Homeless Resources Map

This interactive map, which will be updated in real-time as services come online, is a new way for our community to locate services, hygiene stations, meal services, safe parking sites and more.

Additional Hygiene Stations

Five new hygiene stations have been added across the City of Mountain View to help everyone work together to stay healthy to slow the spread of COVID19.

These five hygiene stations are at the following locations, which are also conveniently placed on our interactive, regularly updated map that is accessible to anyone who needs to know more about resources that we launched today:

  • Transit Center (Centennial Plaza entry area) – 1 ADA Portable Restroom and 1 Handwashing Station
  • Stevens Creek Trail (south side of Evelyn at trail entrance) – 1 ADA Portable Restroom and 1 Handwashing Station
  • Downtown Lot 7 (parking stalls, near TUMC/Hope’s Corner) – 1 ADA Portable Restroom and 1 Handwashing Station
  • Wentworth at Gemini (at the intersection, along the curb) – 1 ADA Portable Restroom and 1 Handwashing Station
  • Continental Circle (west of the western-most driveway, at the end of the existing sidewalk) - 1 ADA Portable Restroom and 2 Handwashing Stations

Safe Parking Lot Opens

A 24/7, safe parking lot has officially opened at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Lot B. There are also restrooms and hand washing stations located in the lot. Additional lots are set to open soon on Terra Bella and on Evelyn Avenue.

Special Edition 'View' Coming Soon

A special four-page special edition of 'The View,' focused on the City’s COVID-19 response, is on its way to Mountain View residents and business with extra copies to pass out.

Small Business 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.

Eviction Moratorium Reminder

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.

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County, State and Federal Updates

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday that starting this Sunday (April 12), California workers who are receiving unemployment benefits will receive an extra $600 on top of their weekly amount, as part of the new Pandemic Additional Compensation (PAC) initiated by the CARES Act.

The State has launched a portal for information and resources for those who are feeling stressed or who are looking for resources on mental health related to coping with COVID-19.

A look at how the Stay at Home directive is helping California flatten the curve.

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday that COVID19 modeling shows we are making progress to flatten the curve. While we aren't out of the woods yet, it's clear physical distancing is working to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Stay home. Save lives. Flatten the curve.

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 Stanford project is finding new ways to introduce doctors who are covered in personal protective gear to their patients.
  • "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” -- Mr. Rogers. Turns out, we're seeing so many helpers, and we're so glad.
  • Finding fun ways to keep pets entertained during quarantine has gone to a whole new level.
  • Oh em gee -- we can now all make dole whip.


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.