City of Milpitas – Office of Economic Development
Dear Business Representatives,

After sending our last update to our business community to provide information on the types of businesses that would have been allowed to reopen on July 13, under the County’s order, the purpose of this message is to clarify the State order for local businesses.  

On July 13, the day that many businesses in Santa Clara County reopened, Governor Newsom announced a rollback of re-openings across the state due to rising cases of COVID-19, increased hospitalizations and a growing infection rate Statewide. Governor Newsom also announced that 31 counties that are on the State’s “County Monitoring List,” including Santa Clara County, must also close all indoor dining, churches and worship services, indoor fitness centers, hair and nail salons, and shopping malls, effective July 15. 

Santa Clara County was added to the “County Monitoring List” on July 12. Thus, although the County’s order issued on July 2 went into effect on July 13, some of the business sectors and activities for which mandatory directives were issued will need to close effective July 15, for a minimum period of three weeks.

The list below provides information on the industries being closed in Santa Clara County on July 15: worship services; protests; fitness centers; offices in nonessential sectors; personal care services, e.g. nail salons, body waxing, tattoo parlors; hair salons and barbershops; and shopping malls. 

The County of Santa Clara has created a business landing page on its COVID-19 website for businesses to find COVID-19 resources and information. All this information can be found at or by calling the new COVID-19 Business Call Center at (408) 961-5500.

If you have any questions or need business assistance during COVID-19, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Economic Development team by sending a message anytime to . Assistance is available in English, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Spanish.

In community spirit,

Alex Andrade
Economic Development Director
Phone: (408) 586-3046  Email:
455 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas CA 95035