Your Morgan Hill Weekly 411
Week of July 27, 2020
Hello Morgan Hill!

As we head into the last week of July, we continue to adjust to life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although recently indoor personal care services were forced to close after only having a two day opportunity to be open, Santa Clara County has been given the approval to move these operations outdoors. New state guidance clarifies what services can be performed outdoors.

  • Hair services are allowed, as are services for skin care, nails, and massage.
  • Other services which require a hygienic environment (tattooing, electrolysis, piercing) cannot be performed outdoors.

For more information view the Industry guidance page on the State website.
Wear a mask
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 seatbelt. The only difference is the face covering could save someone else’s life.

Wear a face covering over your nose and mouth when you go out.

Let’s preserve the progress.
Morgan Hill Place-Branding Partnership
The City of Morgan Hill is excited to announce the Morgan Hill Place-Branding Partnership, a small grant program designed to support businesses and the community through the COVID-19 pandemic. This is one of several business resiliency efforts supporting the City’s economic recovery plan to help with the beautification of outdoor dining spaces, activating vacant store fronts with temporary art, community announcements or businesses that may have lost their leases; and creating interesting ‘place-making’ street activations that will create a welcoming, fun and interesting environment.

The grants will be small, up to $2,500 to pay for materials. Grant applicants need to contribute labor and design costs. Eligible improvements could include: parklet enhancements, landscaping, lighting, murals, pop-up parks, creation of new public space, activation of existing parks, plazas, and public spaces. We hope the street activations will help businesses as well as support the community coming together with a beautification effort through art, landscaping, and beautification projects that are visible and enjoyable from the public right-of-way.

Here is the Opportunity & Ask:

  1. Help us get the word out to businesses and property owners that can benefit from a Morgan Hill Place-Branding Partnership grant.
  2. We are looking for community partners to sponsor improvements by providing a financial contribution, in-kind donations, and/or discounts to assist with these enhancements. This will allow us to offer more grants!
  3. We are also asking property owners that are willing to offer their walls or spaces for activation; artists that are willing to donate their talent to create murals; landscape architects, construction companies or simply individuals willing to offer their talent and labor to create streetscape activations.

Contact Hilary Holeman if your business can assist with the Morgan Hill Place-Branding Partnership as soon as possible! She can be reached at Hilary.Holeman@morganhill.ca.gov or by phone at (408) 310-4656.

We look forward to partnering with you to bring these enhancements to life in our community.
Major League Baseball is back!
In other exciting news, Major League Baseball is back! Although it may look very different, it is one of America's favorite pastimes and adds a bit more normalcy to our 2020 summer.

Whether you're an A's fan, Giants fan, or fan of another team, we hope the revised 60 game sprint to the post season brings a little joy to your lives.
Stay Updated on the Coronavirus and
Local Sheltering in Place
As we continue to preserve the progress we have made in case and hospitalization rates and improve our testing and tracing capability, we will be able to move toward opening even more sectors of the economy.

To get there, we need our residents to:

  • Wear a face covering. Californians are required to wear face coverings in public spaces - particularly indoors or when physical distancing is not possible.
  • Practice physical distancing. Six feet is a minimum. More is better.
  • Get tested. Visit sccfreetest.org for locations and guidance.

Visit our website for all the latest information on the COVID-19 pandemic at www.morganhill.ca.gov/covid19 .
Meetings and Opportunities to Engage
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Planning Commission Meeting
CANCELLED
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 .
Rebekah Children's Services are offering FREE virtual parenting classes starting in a couple of weeks. Tuesday evenings they will deliver the class in English and Wednesday morning they will deliver the class in Spanish.
 
There will be a special 3-week in person summer program for children 3-12 years old being offered for participants who enroll in the class. The camp will be July 14-30, on Tues, Wed, Thurs from 10am-12pm. Registration is required.

Class will be delivered online via ZOOM. Space is very limited and registration is required
To register please call 408-846-2460.

For more information, please view the available flyers - English and Spanish
Your Morgan Hill
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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: 

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