On May 18, 2020, the County of Santa Clara announced amendments to the current Shelter in Place Order to allow some businesses to resume operating, with modifications based on significant progress in controlling the spread of COVID-19. Under the new order, retailers in the county will be allowed to open for curbside/outdoor pickup, and the supply chain for those retail establishments will also be allowed to reopen. The amended order also allows additional outdoor activities to resume, including car parades, outdoor museums, historical sites, and publicly accessible gardens. These businesses and activities will be allowed to resume operation on Friday, May 22, 2020, with social distancing protocols in place to ensure the safety of workers and customers.

Below are several documents, including:

  • NOVA is committed to providing critical workforce development services to its customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. NOVA has created a special webpage during this pandemic with information about filing an unemployment insurance claim, job search assistance, resources on food, financial and mental health relief, list of
    companies that are hiring, and volunteer opportunities, among other community programs and services.
  • The Santa Clara County Health Department COVID-19 website is frequently updated with guidance for workplaces, travel, schools, at-risk populations, and mass gatherings. Health Department updates are also available through social media through FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.
  • The Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center provides expertise at no cost for small businesses related to access to capital, business trainings, marketing and promotions, and various other resources.
  • Remote work is being aided by several technology companies that are offering free or expanded services for small businesses. See OpenForBusiness for more information.
  • Visit the City of Milpitas website for news alerts, resources, and announcements.