The Briefing Volume 44 | July 30, 2020

Mountain View News

Visit Castro StrEATs!

The 100 to 400 blocks of Castro Street are closed to motor vehicles and buses through September 30, 2020 for our community to enjoy expanded outdoor dining and to provide a socially-distanced walkway. Whether you're visiting a restaurant or just taking a walk down Castro Street, please follow these guidelines during your visit.

Swim Lessons Return to Mountain View

The City of Mountain View Aquatics Team is proud to bring swim lessons back to Rengstorff Pool! The team has reviewed State of California and County of Santa Clara guidelines and made necessary modifications to the lesson structure. Swim instructors will be providing all instruction on deck with one student per lane.

Swim sessions will run for one week, Monday-Thursday. Each class will be 30 minutes. Due to the guidelines, we can only safely offer the following levels: Parent & Tot, Learn to Swim Level 5, and Learn to Swim Level 6.

  • Session 1: August 3-6
  • Session 2: August 10-13
  • Session 3: August 17-20
  • Session 4: August 24-27

Resident registration is now open. Non-resident registration opens Friday, July 31 at 8:30 a.m. Register online here.

Shoreline Lake to Offer New Weekend Kid & Teen Camps in August & September

Shoreline Lake just launched a new version of its popular Summer Camp Programs as weekend sessions. Covering five of the Programs offered through the Boathouse, these new Camps sessions are scheduled for the initial part of the school year, as so many kids and teens will be forced to stay home due to the extension of K-12 school closures in Santa Clara County.

To give parents greater flexibility, the Programs offered – Camp Shoreline, Paddle Adventure, Beginner Windsurfing & Sailing, Advanced Windsurfing & Sailing and Advanced Sailing (Lasers) – will be held within two timeframes (Session 1: August 22, 23, 29, 30 and Session 2: September 12, 13, 19, 20).

In compliance with the County Order, Shoreline Lake, while currently accepting online registration for these weekend camps, must continue restricting the number of campers in each Program to maintain “stable” groups (and sub-groups) of maximum twelve campers, with each group assigned dedicated staff. No mixing of campers and staff will be allowed between groups, for the duration of each session.

Shoreline Lake is seeking additional community input on developing "after-home school" programs during the week – which would also help kids burn off all that extra energy, and make it easier for them to get real socialization. To provide feedback on developing weekday "after-home school" programs, please contact the Boathouse by email or at (650) 965-7474.

More information for each weekend camp program can be found here.

County, State, and Federal Updates

Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced new support for California workers who face the greatest risk of COVID-19, including workers who need to isolate and quarantine, increasing outreach and education, and providing more resources for employers.

You can find local testing sites on the County’s website.

Stay-at-Home Resources

Preserve your garden blooms by making your own pressed flower art.

Looking to experiment in the kitchen? Try some easy plant-based recipes.

It's almost August! Try this 30-day Well Challenge all month to shake up your routine and maybe find some new enjoyable habits.

COVID-19 Updates

To be able to provide our community with the most updated information possible, and to help redirect residents to the appropriate channels for information regarding COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and more, we will now encourage you to utilize the data dashboard link above to be sent directly to the County Public Health Department website for the latest information.


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