The County of Santa Clara
Moves to the Red Tier
Effective Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Hello Morgan Hill Community,

As you may have already heard, the County of Santa Clara announced today that effective tomorrow, Wednesday, March 3, 2021, we will be moving to the Red Tier of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy and will align with the State's framework. As a result, many of the industry/activity specific local directives will be lifted, including the Health Officer's travel restriction.

The County's October 5, 2020 Risk Reduction Order, which requires everyone to follow all State orders and guidance, maintain distance, and wear face coverings as much as possible, will remain in effect. The Order also requires all businesses and other entities to maximize telework, post Social Distancing Protocols outlining specific COVID-19 safety plans, and promptly report cases to the Public Health Department.

The following changes are effective tomorrow, Wednesday, March 3, 2021:

  • Indoor dining at a maximum 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer;
  • Retail stores at a maximum 50% capacity;
  • Gyms and fitness centers at a maximum 10% capacity;
  • Movie theaters at a maximum 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer; and
  • Zoos, museums, and aquariums at 25% maximum indoor capacity.

For more information on what the State allows in the Red Tier, visit the State's website.
Remember, the County Health Officer urges residents to continue taking precautions, including:
  • Stay outdoors. Outdoor activities are safer than indoor ones.
  • Stay Masked. Consistent use of face coverings both indoors and outdoors, especially double-masking, effectively prevents the spread of COVID.
  • Maintain at least a 6-foot distance from others. Social distancing from those who do not live with you is effective at keeping COVID away.
  • Avoid crowds. The fewer people you encounter and the fewer interactions you have, the lower the chance the virus will spread.
  • Get vaccinated when it is your turn. All federally approved vaccinations work well and help keep you, your family, and your friends safe.
Morgan Hill residents with non-emergency questions or concerns are directed to call or text 408.767.6404. This number is monitored regularly, Monday - Friday, during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Messages will be responded to within 24 hours, during weekdays.

If you haven’t already, we encourage you to:

Information and resources are being continually updated on the following websites:

Santa Clara County residents should call 2-1-1 for public health information on COVID-19. Please be aware that you may need to remain on hold for a period of time.

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