The Briefing volume 13 | april 6, 2020


One neighbor on Sierra Vista is looking for others to join with communities across the Bay Area to let off steam, safely, during the Stay at Home order.

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.

Mountain View News

See the latest breakdown of what is offered to help those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Caltrain Temporary At-Grade Crossing Closures at Castro Street & Rengstorff Avenue

Within the next two weeks, as part of the Caltrain Electrification Project, Caltrain will be performing pole foundation installation work at night that will require temporary closures of the two at-grade crossings. Caltrain has determined that this project is essential infrastructure consistent with Santa Clara County’s Shelter-in-Place Order.

The crossing closures include:

  • Castro Street railroad crossing to vehicle traffic on April 11, 13, and 17 from 9pm to 5am
  • Rengstorff Avenue railroad crossing to vehicle and pedestrian traffic on April 16 from 9pm to 5am

During construction, crews will provide crossing access to Emergency First Responders. Detour routes will be provided for other traffic.

Parking Reminder

In an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus, parking enforcement and abandoned vehicles are not being checked while we shelter in place.

Please note, this is in an effort to encourage people to stay indoors, so that we can all do our part to flatten the curve.

Please, stay home. Stay safe. Save lives.

Solid Waste Reminder

Effective today, Monday, April 6, through the end of the Shelter-in-Place order, Recology will not service material outside of residents’ carts in order to limit exposure to drivers.

Residents may not set out extra bags of trash or extra recycling outside of the carts. Residents can request an additional service if needed before their next collection day. See the guidelines here.

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State and Federal Aid, Relief, and More

Today, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a major addition to the state's resources to be able to treat patients who have contracted COVID-19.

Stay at Home Resources

Join your neighbors Wednesday as we celebrate community while practicing social distancing with a Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt! Create works of art in the theme of "Sun" and place in your windows for your neighbors to see. #TogetherMV

By now, it seems like all of us are working from home. But how do you ensure you're doing it right? Do it like a pro, with these suggestions.

Good News

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.

  • When it comes to staying at home to save lives, the Bay Area is doing it right.
  • Actor John Krasinski has started a Youtube series dedicated to Good News during COVID-19.
  • Human connection -- and kindness -- has never been more important while we maintain a safe physical distance.
  • Matthew McConaughey decided now was a great time to start playing bingo virtually with his local seniors.
  • Looking for a way to ensure you properly wash your hands? The Rock has figured out the perfect 20-second song to sing (with his daughter).


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.

A comparison of total cases and deaths related to COVID-19 in Santa Clara County.