AT A GLANCE: Providing the key information to help you navigate the novel coronavirus pandemic in Santa Cruz County – Updated 9/1/21. Click on SOURCE for more information about each category.


Health & Emergencies


Vaccine Rollout

Click link for vaccination information and locations.

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Food Banks

For info on Second Harvest Food Bank, go to the link below. County residents needing food can also call (831) 662-0991.

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Social Services

Open, with residents asked to wear masks. Medical screening may occur at some buildings.

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Reopening


Schools

Schools may reopen fully for in-person instruction.

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Libraries

Library branches open for full service. Live Oak, Aptos, Boulder Creek, Branciforte, Garfield Park and Scotts Valley branches closed for construction. 24/7 book drop services available at all closed branches.

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Personal Care Services

No capacity limits. Masks required indoors.

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Parks

All beaches, parks, playgrounds and trails are open.

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Religious Services

No capacity limits. Masks required indoors.

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Public Transportation

Face coverings required to ride for everyone over 2. Some customer service locations closed.

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Government Services


Courts

Most court divisions have restored services and hours with modifications and safety precautions. Go to the link below for more info. Face coverings required indoors.

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City Buildings

Most county offices are open. Check availability at the link below.

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Evictions

Statewide eviction ban in effect through Sep. 30 for qualifying residential tenants who could not pay rent due to COVID-19 related hardship. By Sep. 30, tenants must pay 25% of the rent due between Sep. 1, 2020 through Sep. 30, 2021. View details here.

Rent relief application for eligible landlords and tenants available online.

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DMV

DMV offices are open and providing service to customers with appointments and others as time and space allow during the COVID-19 pandemic. Most DMV tasks can be taken care of without an office visit.

Visit https://dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv-online/ for information on online services.

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Residential


Waste Pickup

Unaffected.