Update regarding Coronavirus ( COVID-19) & Shelter In Place
March 20, 2020
As we move through this unprecedented public health order to shelter in place , we wanted to share a few key reminders about what we can do while we are sheltering in place:
 
  • We can play and exercise in our beautiful parks and open spaces with the people that live in our homes, being aware of social distancing from others.
  • We can get free e-library cards and enjoy free books and classes online through the library
  • We can bring food and necessities to our loved ones and neighbors in need by leaving them on their porch and waving from a distance
 
The essential parts of our lives will continue, and we will continue to move through this pandemic with resilience and grace. Let’s stay in, order out, and take care of each other.
 
In response to the County and State orders , the City of Morgan Hill has closed all City facilities to the public for non-essential services as of Tuesday, March 17, 2020. The City continues to provide essentia l city services, including public safety and utility services. Detailed information relating to City of Morgan Hill services can be found on our website .

Morgan Hill residents with urgent, non-emergency questions or concerns are directed to call or text 408.767.6404 . This number will be 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.

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.

Community Resources, Information, & Updates
The following is a listing of resources and updates to help through this challenging time:

Several stores in the area are offering special hours and/or services for seniors:
  • Costco: senior store hours Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 to 9:00 am
  • Nob Hill: Senior Essential Bag Service
  • Safeway: Senior Store Hours Tuesday & Thursday 6:00 to 9:00 am
  • Target: Senior Store hours Wednesday 8:00 to 9:00 am
  • Walmart: Senior Store Hours Tuesday 7:00 to 8:00 am

Visit the City website for a list of stores throughout the region offering senior hours and/or services.

Meal Services:
  • Monday supper at St. Catherine
  • Tuesday supper night at Advent Lutheran
  • Thursday supper at Community Christian
  • Reach out Food Pantry at St. Catherine Monday - Friday, 1:00 p.m. to
2:30 p.m. for groceries
  • Senior lunches to-go at CRC Monday - Friday 11:30 p.m to 1:00 p.m.


Public Meetings
  • Special City Council Meeting: A special meeting of the City Council has been scheduled for Monday, March 23rd at 6:30 pm * see meeting guidelines
  • Planning Commission Meeting: The March 24th Planning Commission meeting will continue as planned * see meeting guidelines




Important information

Disinfecting Wipes are causing serious wastewater system concerns . Please do not flush wipes, throw them away.


California's drinking water is safe. Our water is treated to remove viruses.
Stay Mentally and Emotionally Strong and Healthy

In addition to avoiding contracting or spreading COVID-19, our mental, emotional, and physical health are just as important during this time. We want to encourage everyone to reach out, following social distancing guidelines, to your friends, loved ones, neighbors, and those people in your life that may be isolated to share information and be of service.

Below are a few resources and ideas to stay active and healthy:
  • Go for a hike, walk, run, or bike ride with the people that live in your home.
  • Share the fun and creative things you are doing with your family on social media. Share them with us too. We'd love to know and share with the entire community.
  • Schedule social time with your kids to facetime or skype with friends and family, especially the elderly.
  • Check out the Monterey Bay Aquarium live stream.
  • Engage kids through Scholastic Learn at Home .

Support Local Restaurants
You can support the local restaurants by ordering for takeout service. Check out the Chamber of Commerce Business Directory to learn about the local restaurants and to get their contact information.

The community can follow updates on the City of Morgan Hill’s  website  and on  Facebook Twitter Instagram , and  Nextdoor .
City of Morgan Hill | www.morganhill.ca.gov