UPDATE: On May 18, 2021, the California Department of Public Health issued a new order establishing focused safety measures designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and announced that Santa Clara County will be entering the Yellow Tier of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. The new health order and the move to the Yellow Tier will both be effective May 19, 2021. Many of the previous restrictions are no longer necessary because there is increasing and widespread vaccination and fewer cases of COVID-19 in the community.
Many non-essential, in-person County services remain suspended to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Customers are asked to conduct business via phone or online channels. (Scroll down to see more details for each department.)
Essential services are defined as those necessary to protect the health, safety and welfare of the community. All Santa Clara County hospitals and health clinics continue to remain open. Services provided by law enforcement and first-responders will continue, and many departments will operate with modified services to minimize in-person contacts.
This website will be regularly updated as new information becomes available.