The Briefing volume 11 | april 1, 2020


Local Donation Portal Launches

Today, the City announced a community-wide campaign to help keep neighbors in their homes, to help support local businesses, and to take care of each other while we weather this storm.

The donation portal, launched as part of the City’s #TogetherMV initiative, is designed to help as many in Mountain View as possible have access to the resources, shelter, and essentials so that together, we can and will stay strong.

This donation portal will focus on two aspects that have been particularly impacted by closures and changes related to COVID-19: rent relief donations and small business donations.

Mountain View News

Stay at Home Order Extended

On March 31, Santa Clara County extended the Stay at Home directive through May 3, 2020.

More on the County's decision to extend the Stay at Home order can be found here. There are lots of help FAQs on this page as well.

Additional Closures due to Stay at Home Directive

The updated Stay at Home directive that was issued March 31 includes requirements to close certain recreation areas that were not covered in the original order. Parks Division staff spent the morning closing park amenities including picnic areas, barbecue areas, and basketball courts.

The new Order specifically states these public areas shall be closed to public access including by signage, and as appropriate, by physical barriers. Staff had previously closed park areas including playgrounds, outdoor exercise equipment, golf course, pools, dog parks, tennis courts, and pickle ball courts.

Telephone Town Hall

This Sunday, April 5, Dr. Sara Cody of the Santa Clara County Public Health Department will be a part of a town hall, hosted by Supervisor Joe Simitian, to discuss the status of COVID-19 in Santa Clara County.

To join, call 1-855-866-6313.

It's Census Day

You have through to ensure that your count matters! It takes only a few minutes. Head to the Census website to easily fill out your form from home, or call 844-330-2020.

Remember, your response will help shape public services like healthcare clinics, emergency response preparedness and education programs. For more information about the 2020 U.S. Census, you should visit www.2020census.gov to learn more.

State and Federal Aid, Relief, and More

Today, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that schools would stay closed for the remainder of the school year to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The State has launched a one-stop shop for seniors in need of assistance and resources while they stay home to stay safe as we work to flatten the curve.

Stay at Home Resources

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

  • April 3 – Cartoons
  • April 5 – Rainbows
  • April 8 - Sun

A lot of changes have happened over the last few weeks for all of us, but especially for our children. Here are some ways to help talk with your children about these changes and to help them stay positive -- and you too.

Looking for ways to have fun and stay healthy while we stay home? Here are some great suggestions that the whole family can enjoy.

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.


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.

The County is not currently reporting the number of people hospitalized with the virus.

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