The Briefing Volume 20 | April 22, 2020


Our youngest Mountain Viewers continue to share their artistic skills with us!

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.

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 tomorrow 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.

Face Mask Drive

Thank you to our sewing group community for volunteering their time and making masks for seniors!

Shout Out to our Public Services Employees

Public Services staff in the Water Service Division are working hard to maintain our infrastructure and water utilities.

Your Census Count Matters

Check your mailbox! If you haven't filled out your census form yet either online or by phone, you'll be getting the paper form from the U.S. Census Bureau in the mail. It's so important that you fill it out. Why? Funds from the census count help for things like programs, schools, repairs, and more. Please fill it out and return it ASAP!

Resources for Mountain View Businesses

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.

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE: Need information on filing for unemployment insurance and registering for Covered California, as well as to offer free job-search assistance and more? NOVA offers informational webinars every Thursday at 10:00 am.

County, State, and Federal Updates

Today, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced additional updates on what we, as a state, must meet to begin to relax stay-at-home orders. He also announced hospitals and healthcare providers can begin to schedule medical procedures again.

He also noted that as of right now, there is no timeline available for lifting the state's Stay at Home directive.

The CDC has created a how-to guide for making cloth face coverings at home.

Stay at Home Resources

  • Today is Earth Day! The City's Sustainability Division has moved Earth Day online so that our community can continue to learn about our City's sustainability initiatives and learn how to care for our planet from home.
  • Celebrate our wonderful world for a few minutes with this BBC video.
  • Looking to try something new while you are staying at home? Udemy has lots of learning opportunities!
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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.

  • Check out the Monterey Bay Aquarium's live Penguin Cam to watch their penguins splash around.
  • Spider-Man may be in quarantine, but that doesn't mean he still can't come to the rescue for Jimmy Kimmel's son's birthday.
  • CBS has dedicated an entire section of their website to good news and uplifting updates called 'The Uplift.' Check it out.

COVID-19 Updates

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, we will adjust and modify our approaches to reporting the most up-to-date and accurate data. Our COVID-19 graph will now represent the following categories: New Cases, Total Hospitalizations, and Total Deaths.

We will also continue to report the total case numbers in the accompanying data table. We believe this will streamline the representation of data and give residents a better picture of how the virus is evolving in our county.

Please note: Due to a data update in the Reportable Disease Information Exchange (CalREDIE), managed by the California Department of Public Health, data was not updated on April 18th or 19th.