Your Morgan Hill Weekly 411
News for the Week of August 10, 2020
Hello Morgan Hill!

School begins this week for many families in our community. Whether your child is in elementary, middle or high school this time of year can be challenging and stressful for students as well as parents and teachers, especially in our new circumstances. As we start off the school year with distance learning, we encourage everyone to have a good supportive network in place and to find frequent opportunities for stress reduction and time to unplug.

For detailed information and resources, including distance learning guidelines and resources for parents and students, visit the Morgan Hill Unified School District website .
Animal Services Contract to Continue
As a result of budget reductions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City had previously decided to end its Animal Services contract with the County in order to enter into a new agreement with reduced services and a reduced cost.

On August 6, 2020, the City decided to continue the contract with the County for the next year while we continue to work with community groups to help fund the services, look for other sources of funding, as well as alternative service models to ensure the safety and welfare of animals in our community.
Free Mask Distribution Drive-thru
A drive-thru mask distribution is scheduled for August 12 and 13 in South County. The entire community is invited to pick up free masks for themselves and their family members while supplies last.

The Chabad South County Jewish Center has 20,000 masks to give away to 'help stop the spread' as part of their COVID-19 crisis assistance program.
For information on times and locations view the flyer.
Stay Updated on the Coronavirus and
Local Sheltering in Place
Hand Sanitizer Alert
HEALTH ALERT: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration  continues to warn consumers and health care professionals not to use certain alcohol-based hand sanitizers due to the dangerous presence of methanol, or wood alcohol – a substance often used to create fuel and antifreeze that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin as well as life-threatening when ingested.

Wear a Face Covering
Masks continue to be required as we go about our day to day business. Properly wearing a face covering in public needs to be as routine as wearing a seat belt. The only difference is the face covering could save someone else’s life.



Wash Your Hands

20 seconds
+ soap
+ water
is a powerful combo!
For the latest information on the COVID-19 pandemic in Santa Clara County, please visit https://www.sccgov.org/sites/covid19/
Meetings and Opportunities to Engage
Monday, August 10, 2020
Rent Increases During COVID-19
7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.


 
Project Sentinel and the Silicon Valley Law Foundation will be hosting an info and Q&A zoom session on Rent Increases during COVID-19. Learn more about navigating rent increases during the coronavirus pandemic.

 
Register HERE today!
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
COVID-19 Testing by Appointment
City Council Chamber Building

The City is partnering with the County of Santa Clara to offer COVID-19 testing in our community this coming Tuesday, August 11. Testing will be by appointment only. This testing site is not designed to test individuals with symptoms of COVID-19. Individuals with symptoms should contact their healthcare provider for evaluation and testing. 
 
To make an appointment:
Visit https://scl.fulgentgenetics.com/appointment.  Appointments for August 11, will open for scheduling on Saturday.

Once all appointments are filled, this location will no longer appear for scheduling on the website.  You can schedule from your phone or from a computer using a web browser other than Internet Explorer. 

We invite you to visit sccfreetest.org for additional testing locations.

Planning Commission Meeting
7:00 P.M.
 
 
The Planning Commission meeting will be live-streamed on Channel 17 and on the City’s website.
 
Members of the public wishing to participate remotely may do so via the electronic meeting at: https://bit.ly/081120PlanningCommissionmtg
or by calling in to: (669) 900-9128, then enter the meeting id: 843 4032 4822.
 
Public comment for Planning Commission meetings will be accepted via email to pcpubliccomment@morganhill.ca.gov. Members of the public participating in the electronic meeting wishing to speak may do so during public comment. 
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
PG&E Wildfire Safety Webinar
 5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.

PG&E is hosting a series of online webinars for anyone who is interested in learning more about our Community Wildfire Safety Program. These virtual gatherings will allow community members to learn more about wildfire safety and emergency preparedness, meet with PG&E representatives, ask questions and share feedback.
  
Toll-Free Attendee Dial-In: 1-866-501-6088
Conference ID: 3624868
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Virtual Town Hall - Emergency Preparedness
 5:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.

Please join us for our Virtual Community Town Hall Meetings now held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Bring your questions and comments for an open discussion with the City's Leadership Team.

This week will focus on general emergency preparedness as well as preparing for wildfire and PG&E PSPS events.
 
Community members can join the virtual meeting by using the following link: bit.ly/Communitytownhall
 
Or Telephone: 1-669-900-9128 enter Webinar ID: 841 849 915#
 
This virtual town hall meeting will also be streamed live on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/morganhillengage/
Public Project and Maintenance Updates

Census 2020
While You Are Sheltering In Place
Take The Census Online

Using any device with an internet connection, you can visit the Census Bureau website to complete the questionnaire in your preferred language. The Census Bureau has also created a how-to video that gives step-by-step instructions to complete the 2020 Census questionnaire online.
Partner Agency News
Community Solutions has a variety of resources to available to at-risk children, youth, and adults needing crisis support resources, mental health services, or in need of someone to talk to. View the flyers below for more information.


You may also visit the Community Solutions website.
Announcing the Launch of Clipper Start!

Clipper START is an 18-month pilot program that uses the Clipper transit fare payment system to reduce the cost of transportation for adults whose household incomes are no more than twice the federal poverty level.

To learn more about Clipper START and apply online, visit www.clipperstartcard.com or view the full article here.
Your Morgan Hill
City hall
Morgan Hill City Hall 
Office Hours

City of Morgan Hill offices are closed due to the County shelter-in-place order.

If you have questions or concerns during this time please call our virtual call center.
408.767.6404
Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm
Messages will be returned within 24 hours.
Elected Officials


County Supervisor
District 1: 

California State Assembly District 30: 
Robert Rivas

California State Senate District 17: 

U.S. Congressional District 19: 

City of Morgan Hill
Advisory Commissions:

City of Morgan Hill Advisory Committees: