Dear Morgan Hill Business Leaders,

We write to let you know that the County of Santa Clara is urging all business in the County to submit the required social distancing protocols ahead of the Monday, July 13th deadline. Public Health Department staff will be available today and over the weekend to answer questions and help businesses submit their protocol and comply with the new requirements. These staff can be reached through the new COVID- 19 Business Call Center at (408) 961-5500. The County has also created a business landing page for businesses to find resources related to requirements for operation, workforce resources, safety guidance for workers, and other resources. All this information can be found at

The County’s new Risk Reduction Order , which will take effect on Monday, July 13th, requires all businesses, including those currently open, to submit updated Social Distancing Protocols by Monday, July 13th in order to operate. Instructions for how to submit a Social Distancing Protocol can be found at

The new Risk Reduction Order, mandatory directives for business sectors and activities, and answers to Frequently Asked Questions can be found here. The new Order puts in place long-term, across-the-board risk reduction measures. It allows additional activities such as hair and nail services, gyms, and outdoor gatherings of up to 60 people to resume, but it requires strict social distancing protocols, consistent use of face coverings, and significant capacity limits for those activities to occur. 

The Order includes several sector-specific mandatory directives that can be found here Directives relating to Construction , Personal Care Services , Outdoor Dining , Food Facilities , Outdoor Pools , Gyms and Fitness Centers , and Gatherings have already been released. 

Additional directives relating to Recreational and Athletic Activities; Hotels and Motels; Public Transit; Childcare, Summer Camps, and Children’s Activities; and Agriculture will be released today.
The Social Distancing Protocol associated with the new Order contains updated requirements. Prior protocols will no longer be valid as of July 13th.  Businesses that are already operating under the existing Health Order must complete and submit the new Social Distancing Protocol by July 13th to remain in operation . Those businesses that are newly allowed to reopen under the Risk Reduction Order must complete the new Social Distancing Protocol prior to reopening. These businesses cannot resume activities any earlier than July 13th.
For more information and resources visit our business resources web page .

You can always reach out to our Economic Development team at:
Morgan Hill residents with urgent, non-emergency questions or concerns are directed to call or text 408-767-6404 .
City of Morgan Hill |