On July 2, the County of Santa Clara Public Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody announced a new order that puts in place long-term risk reduction measures. The order allows certain additional activities to resume, but also puts in place significant additional containment measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Santa Clara County currently has fewer cases of COVID-19 per hundred thousand residents than any county in the Bay Area, and far fewer than many urban regions across the country. However, case counts in the County are rising, and the number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 is also increasing.
The order will go into effect on July 13, or as soon as State approval is granted, whichever is later.
Under the prior order, many businesses and activities in the community had been allowed to reopen. The new order allows other activities to resume, including hair and nail services, gyms, and small gatherings, but only with strict social distancing protocols in place, consistent use of face coverings, and significant capacity limits. It also requires all employers to immediately report cases of COVID-19 tied to their work places to local public health officials. The order continues to stress that we are all safest when we stay home, and that people over age 70 and those with serious underlying medical conditions should continue to leave home only for essential needs.
To view the Executive Summary of the Order, click here.
To access our County’s Public Health website, click here.
To listen to the recordings of our Telephone Town Halls, click here.
Listen to Dr. Maldonado, Dr. Kim, Dr. Fenstersheib, and Dr. Kong explain the
current status of testing in Santa Clara County. If you are interested in listening
to the full report, click here.
You can also call 211 if you have questions
regarding the order.
Any business, faith, nonprofit, or community leader with questions should
To report a non-essential business operating in violation of the Order to
“Shelter in Place,” contact the County of Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office
at PubHealthReferral@dao.sccgov.org. A
voicemail can be left by calling (408) 792-2300.
Note: The resources
below are not an exhaustive list, or meant to substitute for expert advice on
employment, financial, legal, medical, schooling, or workplace issues.
on COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing, below)
to support Santa Clara County’s COVID-19 front line staff and first responders,
and the SCC Covid-19 Contact
Community Resources Guide: financial, food, health, housing, legal assistance for individuals,
families, and seniors in Santa Clara County. Services often available
regardless of ability to pay, or insurance/immigration status.
Santa Clara County: questions
and concerns portal.
Assistance (not included in Resources Guide, above):
· Creative/Arts funding: roundup
Funds for local artists, freelancers, musicians, performers, creative nonprofits.
· Destination: Home Rent/Financial Assistance for
Extremely Low-Income County residents who have documented loss of income due to
Covid-19 and are ineligible for unemployment or federal stimulus payments.
· Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants – state fund providing cash
assistance for undocumented Californians ($500 for individuals, up to $1000 per
household), administered locally through Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County. Apply via toll free hotline: 415.324.1011.
Nonprofits: Silicon Valley Nonprofit Crisis Resources.
· Santa Clara County Emergency
Assistance Network – small grants may be available for individuals and
—Community Services Agency of
Mountain View and Los Altos: 650.968.0836
—LifeMoves Opportunity Center
(Palo Alto): 650.853.8672
—Sunnyvale Community Services: 408.738.4321
—West Valley Community Services (Los Gatos, Saratoga, Cupertino): 408.366.6092
· Silicon Valley Community Foundation: Emergency Funding for individuals, families,
childcare providers, teachers, nonprofits, small businesses.
Interactive Map of Food Distribution Resources
· Food assistance for
youth under age 18 (pdf)
· Food assistance for
seniors age 60 and over(pdf)
virtual activities and entertainment
· Children’s Discovery Museum
Magical Bridge Foundation livestream singalongs and
stories, noon daily
· Midpeninsula Regional Open Space
District Nature at Home activities
Pacific Art League free video discussions, demos and
· San Jose Museum of Art Museum from Home tutorials and
· San Jose Virtual Recreation Center field trips, classes, activities, all ages
Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority virtual nature events
Santa Clara County Library District Story
· Stay and Play virtual story
hour for children and caregivers
from the San Jose Public Library, weekdays at 10:30 a.m.; register here to participate in interactive livestream
Stories from La Sala:
Latinx artist talks, videos, performances presented by
Clara County Public Defender COVID-19 Guides: Community
and Family Resources; Impacts
to the Criminal Justice System.
County Public Health Orders: English;
Santa Clara County Schools: County Office of Education
Santa Clara County Services and Departments: Changes in accessibility and hours
Santa Clara County
Shelter-in-Place FAQs: English; Chinese; Spanish; Tagalog; Vietnamese
Seniors ( not listed in Community Resources
Guide, above): Avenidas –
financial, government, medical and transportation resources for seniors; online
classes and activities. Assistance referral: 650.289.5433; Friendship Line:
If you have mild-to-moderate symptoms of
COVID-19, please stay home and contact your
healthcare provider or a community testing site. For assistance finding a test
site closest to you, go to sccFreeTest.org, or to the County-wide Community Testing Sites page or the Hospital and Clinic Testing Sites page.
a doctor's note or insurance
Who Should Get Tested?
Anyone with symptoms
Anyone, whether or not they have symptoms, exposed to someone
who was confirmed to have COVID-19;
Anyone who is 60 years of age and older, or has
chronic medical conditions;
Monthly testing recommended for all frontline workers who
regularly interact with the public (grocery, restaurant, healthcare, delivery, construction,
transit, public safety employees), whether or not they have symptoms
Twice monthly testing recommended for skilled nursing facility
North County Diagnostic
D5 No-cost COVID-19 Testing Sites
Monday through Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m
Thursday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Shoreline Athletic Fields parking lot located at 2450 Garcia Avenue
Drive-thru testing, no appointment required
El Camino Health
Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Appointments are required, please call 650-940-7022
Must live, work, or go to school in the District
(Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and a portion of Sunnyvale)
Carbon Health – mobile and clinic-based (El Camino Health Urgent Care)
testing for anyone who meets one of the “Who Should Get Tested” criteria,
above. Click links below for screening and appointment scheduling.
· Cupertino, 9a – 1p daily: 19600 Vallco
Pkwy, #170, 95014; 650-338-4776;
· Mountain View, 9a – 7p daily: 1150 West El
Camino Real, 94040; 695-5008;
Carbon Health Mobile Testing schedule
Camino Health, Mountain View. For individuals who live, work, or go to school
in the El Camino Healthcare District and do not have symptoms of COVID-19,
testing is available by appointment Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at
the 2500 Grant Road campus. The healthcare district includes most of Mountain
View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills, as well as portions of Sunnyvale. To make an appointment: 650.940.7922.
Healthcare Provider-Based Testing
*Note: El Camino and Stanford
hospitals will provide tests to individuals not in their networks who meet risk
criteria. Contact them for more information.
(Mountain View and Los Gatos): Diagnostic
testing for people who meet screening criteria, by appointment only. Schedule
an in-person or video
visit online with your primary care or specialty doctor, or call
MayView Community Center, Sunnyvale: For MCHC patients with symptoms.
Drive through testing by provider order only; to determine if appointment is
needed, call (650) 475-1508.
Palo Alto Medical Foundation/Sutter
Resource Center: online Medical Symptom Checker or schedule a Video Visit.
Telephone Advice Line open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., (866) 961-2889.
Healthcare Connection, Palo Alto: For PHC patients or residents of the Opportunity
Center with symptoms. To make an appointment call (650) 853-0321.
Parenthood Mar Monte, Mountain View Health Center: For PPMM patients. On-site and
drive-through testing by provider order only; to determine if appointment is
needed, call (877) 855-7526.
Healthcare: Individuals can schedule a same-day Primary Care Video Visit to
receive a physician’s referral for diagnostic testing, which is by appointment
only. Drive-through sites are in Los Gatos and Palo Alto. Individuals,
including those not in Stanford’s network, can call 650-498-9000 to determine
if an appointment is needed and for scheduling.
Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System: Veterans
with COVID-19 symptoms should call the Advice Nurse line, (855) 632-8262 or
email their doctor through MyHealtheVet to be
screened for testing.
Walk-in testing, available for anyone with a reason to be tested and encouraged for anyone with COVID-19
symptoms, regardless of where they reside or immigration status. Free, no
medical referral needed. Health care workers and first responders can
schedule appointments in advance: (510) 583-4949.
· Monday - Friday, 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. (or until tests run out); Cal
State East Bay, Parking Lot A, West Loop Rd., 94542.
Statewide Community Testing
Site Locator: Services focused on underserved areas of
California, with testing sites managed by OptumServe, GISCorps Community, and