November 24, 2020
Dear Morgan Hill Business Community,
We wanted to make you aware of a press release issued by the County of Santa Clara Office of Emergency Services earlier today.
For the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend, the County of Santa Clara has announced that they will be enhancing COVID-19 Business Compliance efforts to keep the public as safe as possible during the kickoff to the holiday shopping season. These efforts come in light of significantly increasing COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations, both of which have set records in recent days and are continuing to rise alarmingly.
From Thursday through Sunday of this week, fines issued will not have a grace period and additional compliance staff will be visiting high traffic shopping areas to look out for the public’s safety. Additionally, retail businesses must comply with the State’s 10 p.m.- 5 a.m. stay-at-home order. Grocery stores and take-out dining options are exempt from the state’s stay-at-home order.
Areas of focus for the Business Compliance Unit will be:
Fines can begin at the $250 level and can go into the thousands for offending businesses, and there can be fines for multiple violations.
We understand that this is a challenging and difficult time, but we do encourage you to take this seriously and make sure you are complying. We would hate to have any of our Morgan Hill businesses get fined. Your Economic Development Team is here to assist you. Please do not hesitate to reach out.
We wish you and your loved ones a safe and healthy holiday. Be well.