City of Milpitas – Office of Economic Development
Next Steps for Reopening the Milpitas Economy

Dear Business Representatives,

The Santa Clara County’s Public Health Order mandating shelter-in-place and social distancing protocols is working. Silicon Valley is experiencing a stabilization of COVID-19 cases including the number of hospitalized patients, regional hospitals are reporting improved supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and there is increased capacity for case investigation and contact tracing. Due to these improvements, Santa Clara County issued a new Order this afternoon, which allows for various segments of the local economy to reopen with safety protocols in place on May 22, 2020 (see video ). They are as follows:

  • Retail establishments may offer storefront pick-ups; and
  • Manufacturing, warehousing, and logistical operations that support retail may resume. 

These businesses are still required to follow social distancing protocols and public health guidance to protect employees and customers as these activities resume. COVID-19 continues to pose a very significant risk to the Milpitas community, therefore continued vigilance is necessary to ensure that we continue to experience progress.

As we reopen certain sectors of the local economy, residents are still required by the Order to shelter-in-place, wear face coverings, and follow the precautions that have helped Silicon Valley make progress to slow the spread of COVID-19. Moving forward, the City of Milpitas will continue to be guided by Santa Clara County COVID-19 indicators and data related to the spread of coronavirus in and around our region. 

If you have any questions related to the new Order or need business assistance during COVID-19, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Economic Development team by sending a message anytime to [email protected] .

In community spirit,

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