The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors extended its eviction protections last week for small businesses, giving tenants more time to pay back rent due to financial losses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Santa Clara County Public Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody on Monday issued a revised “risk reduction order” that will go into effect when state officials permit the county to open up more business and public gathering spaces.
More businesses and workplaces could re-open in Santa Clara County as early as July 13, as long as new strict social distancing rules and other COVID-19 public health protocols are met, Santa Clara County officials announced today.
Bay Area authorities warned residents that although Gov. Gavin Newsom offered guidance today about how non-essential businesses can start to slowly reopen, such plans are not currently in effect at the local level.
The mayors of Morgan Hill, Gilroy and 14 other cities signed a letter asking Santa Clara County officials to substantially increase COVID-19 testing capacities before reopening communities to normal business.
A total of 1,833 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Santa Clara County as of April 16. Within the previous 24 hours, local public health officials reported four new deaths and 40 new cases of COVID-19 within the county.