Update regarding Coronavirus ( COVID-19) & Shelter In Place
April 1, 2020

Shelter In Place Order Extended
Until at least May 3, 2020


Hello Morgan Hill Community.
Hola

Yesterday, March 31, 2020, the Santa Clara County Public Health Department extended the current Shelter In Place Order until at least May 3, 2020.

The new Order is more restrictive in a number of ways. Major new restrict ions include:

  • Social Distancing is mandatory.
  • Use of playgrounds, dog parks, public picnic areas, and similar recreational areas is prohibited. These areas must be closed to public use.
  • Use of shared public recreational facilities such as golf courses, tennis and basketball courts, pools, and rock walls is prohibited. These facilities must be closed for recreational use.
  • Sports requiring people to share a ball or other equipment must be limited to people in the same household
  • Requires essential businesses to develop a social distancing protocol before April 3
  • Most construction—residential and commercial—is prohibited
  • Funerals limited to no more than 10 people attending
  • Essential businesses expanded to include service providers that enable residential transactions (notaries, title companies, Realtors, etc.); funeral homes and cemeteries; moving companies, rental car companies and rideshare services that specifically enable essential activities
  • Essential businesses that continue to operate facilities must scale down operations to their essential component only


The new Order also makes important clarifications. Major clarifications include:

  • Crowding at beaches, public parks, and open spaces has been a problem. The Health Officer, government, or entity that manages the space may adopt restrictions to reduce crowding and risk of COVID-19 transmission, including limiting number of entrants, restricting vehicular access, or complete closure.
  • Essential businesses must follow industry-specific guidance issued by the County Health Officer related to COVID-19.
  • Childcare facilities may only provide care to children or dependents of individuals working for essential businesses, providing essential governmental functions, or performing minimum basic operations for nonessential businesses.
  • Individuals may move residences only if it is not possible to wait until the Order expires, such as if a move is already planned or if it is necessary for safety or habitability.
  • Landscapers and similar service professionals may only provide services necessary to maintain the sanitation, habitability, or operation of residences or businesses, or for safety reasons. They may not provide services that are cosmetic or for general upkeep.



Social distancing continues to be the most powerful tool to slow the spread of COVID-19. Let's all do our part! Stay home. Save Lives.

We are here for you. We will get through this together!
De Paul Health Center

The County of Santa Clara has developed a county wide hospital surge planning unit within the County of Santa Clara Emergency Operations Center. It is focused on coordinating all Acute Care Hospital resources for the COVID-19 response. This includes coordinating bed capacity and utilization (including ICU and Medical/Surgical beds), ventilator/equipment availability, personal protective equipment (PPE) supply, and staffing levels.
 
As part of this effort, the County of Santa Clara is in the process of renovating the hospital building at De Paul Health Center in preparation for the possibility of serving patients in the South County that are lower acuity and/or require respite level of care. Given the level of disrepair of the De Paul facility, the County is moving as quickly as possible knowing that this health care emergency may be with us for an unknown and extended period of time.  We believe that this will be a key asset, should the timing of repair, the demand, and available resources coincide. The County of Santa Clara is doing everything possible to anticipate and prepare for the needs of communities throughout the County, including South County.
 
Business Resources
The City of Morgan Hill, the Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Association, and Visit Morgan Hill are all committed to doing what we can to support our business community during these uncertain times. We are focused on providing information and resources available to our business community. To better understand the range of impact COVID-19 is having in our local business community, we are asking businesses to respond to this COVID-19 Morgan Hill Business Impact survey . In addition, the City is continuously updating information for businesses and employees on the City website .
Schools
Today, April 1, 2020, Governor of California Gavin Newsom and California State Superintendent Tony Thurmond stated that school buildings in California will remain closed for the remainder of the school year due to needed action to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

Please visit the Morgan Hill Unified School District website for further information related to Morgan Hill schools.
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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