The Briefing Volume 27 | May 8, 2020

Mountain View News

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.

Safety Shields at Public Counters

In preparation for reopening City facilities to the public, new safety shields will be installed at public counters to provide a barrier between staff and customers.

Rendering of a safety shield installation at a public counter in the Library

Solid Waste and Recycling Service Changes Beginning May 11

Certain restrictions on solid waste and recycling services will be lifted beginning next week on Monday, May 11. Read the full guidelines here.

  • Normal curbside collection services will resume. Residents may set out one extra bag of trash (no extra garbage sticker needed), extra cardboard (bundled and tied), and extra recycling (up to 2 extra containers of recycling next to the cart with cans and bottles in one paper bag or box, and paper materials in another) on their collection day.
  • On Call Plus clean up appointments will resume. Schedule an appointment or request a voucher to self-haul to the SMaRT Station by contacting Recology at (650) 967-3034.
  • The SMaRT Station will be open to the public for most services Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Sundays) including public disposal, recycling drop-off, and compost pick up.

Free Rental Assistance Webinar from CSA

CSA is offering a free webinar in regards to their rental assistance process in response to COVID-19. This webinar is open to the general community of Mountain View, Los Altos, and Los Altos Hills. For English, webinars are scheduled on Tuesdays, 5/12, 5/19, and 5/26. For Spanish, webinars are scheduled on Thursdays, 5/14, 5/21, and 5/28. Registration required, please email Eonis Cibrian Pelayo at ecibrianpelayo@csacares.org to sign up.

Business Resources

County, State, and Federal Updates

​The Santa Clara County Office of Education, in partnership with community organizations and agencies throughout the County, has created an online portal for Essential Workers and Employees of Outdoor Businesses to access childcare support.

A new State Resilience Roadmap site provides industry specific information and guidance on the path to reopening California.

COVID-19 Cases 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.

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.

  • Celebrate Mother's Day this Sunday with these activities (whether you're together or apart!)
  • Take a virtual visit to Filoli and enjoy the spring flowers


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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