AT A GLANCE: Providing the key information to help you navigate the novel coronavirus pandemic in Santa Clara County – Updated 10/21/20. Click on SOURCE for more information about each category.


Health & Emergencies


COVID-19 Testing Sites


Emergency Services

Operational.

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Hospitals

All hospitals, clinics and pharmacies are operational.

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Food Banks

Find a list of food assistance programs in Santa Clara here.

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Social Services

Social Services Agency offices are closed. Help available online or by calling the agency. More information can be found here.

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Shelter-In-Place Order


Schools

Distance learning and in-person learning in effect. Schools may reopen as county is in orange tier of state’s blueprint for a safer economy. Schools that reopen must follow county guidelines. Reopening is up to local school officials. County no longer accepting waiver applications.

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Child Care

Operational with modifications.

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Libraries

Libraries remain closed until further notice. Curbside service available by appointment. Appointments are not required for walkup holds pickup.

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Restaurants

Indoor dining up to 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer. Latest state guidance allows 50% capacity, but county restrictions remain in effect.

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Parks

Parks open but attendance will be monitored. Parks can close at any time due to overcrowding. Limited camping reservations allowed.

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Religious Services

Outdoor gatherings of up to 200 people. Indoor gatherings are strongly discouraged, but allowed with 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer.

Latest state guidance allows indoor gatherings at 50% capacity, but County restrictions apply.

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Public Transportation

Valley Transportation Authority operating with reduced service. Face coverings and social distancing required. Capacity limits in effect for buses. Fare collection resumed.

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Personal Services

Hair salons and barbershops may open indoors with modifications. Body waxing studios, electrologists, estheticians, massage studios, nail salons, piercing shops and tattoo parlors may open indoors with modifications.

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Government Services


Courts

Jury Trials resumed with social distancing protocols. Modified hours in effect.

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City Buildings

Online services recommended. In-person services may be allowed in some offices on an appointment-only basis. Refer to the list here for information about each department.

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Evictions

Statewide eviction ban in effect through January 31, 2021 for qualifying residential tenants who could not pay rent due to COVID-19 related hardship. Tenant must provide declaration of hardship.

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DMV

DMV offices are open for customers with existing appointments and transactions that require an in-person visit. Face coverings and social distancing required for in-person visits.

New behind-the-wheel drive test appointments available. Other new appointments not yet available. Customers encouraged to complete tasks online if possible. Use the DMV Service Advisor to learn options for completing DMV tasks.

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Residential


Waste Pickup

Operational. Office information may differ between cities.

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