City of Milpitas – Office of Economic Development
Milpitas Order on Face Coverings

Dear Business Leader,

On April 22, 2020, the City’s Emergency Services Director, at the direction of the Milpitas City Council, issued an order imposing regulations to protect essential workers and consumers through the use of face coverings to prevent the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). This order goes into effect on Friday, April 24, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. and will be in effect until the end of the emergency.

What You Need to Know
All businesses must provide employees with adequate face coverings (covering the nose and mouth). Scarves, bandanas, and homemade/fabric face coverings are acceptable; N95 and surgical masks should be preserved for medical workers and first responders.

This applies to:
  • Healthcare operations as defined by the County
  • Grocery stores, farmers’ markets, food banks, convenience stores, etc.
  • Restaurants
  • Gas stations
  • Hardware stores
  • Bicycle repair and supply shops
  • Plumbers, electricians, exterminators, and other service providers
  • Laundromats and dry cleaners
  • Funeral home providers
  • Taxis, rental car companies, and rideshare services
  • Professional services such as legal, notary, or accounting for essential in-person activities

The City of Milpitas is also requiring customers over 6 years of age to wear adequate fabric face coverings when entering businesses.

Face coverings do not eliminate the need for social distancing and regular handwashing.

We know that Covid-19 has changed everything about business, requiring creativity and new precautions to ensure the safety of our community and your customers, and we are grateful for your compliance with the new order. The City will be issuing citations for non-compliance but the first step in any enforcement effort will be education.

To help the community understand the order, we are including a document you can print and display at your respective business location for customers to see clearly. For more information, please read the health order and the press release .

Wishing you good health,

Alex Andrade
Economic Development Director
Phone: (408) 586-3046  Email: [email protected]
455 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas CA 95035