COUNTY SHELTER-IN-PLACE ORDER

On July 7, 2020, the California Department of Public Health approved the County of Santa Clara’s variance application to allow more businesses to open as early as Monday, July 13, subject to specific conditions and limitations. The new Order will take effect on July 13. Until that time, the current Santa Clara County Shelter-in-Place Order remains in effect. The new Order allows other activities to resume, including hair and nail services, gyms, and small gatherings, but only with strict social distancing protocols in place, consistent use of face coverings, and significant capacity limits. The July 2 Order does not lift the Shelter-in-Place. It also requires all businesses in Santa Clara County to submit a new Social Distancing Protocol to the County of Santa Clara. Lastly, the July 2 Order sets mandatory directives and rules for specific industries and activities, which can be found here. All businesses and people in the County must follow these directives, as well as the industry-specific guidance issued by the State. Below are the July 2 Order updates and supporting documents:

Health Officer Risk Mitigation Order (PDF) 
Executive Summary (PDF)
New Social Distancing Protocol
Requirements for All Businesses (PDF)
What Every Customer Should See (PDF)

COUNTY-WIDE EVICTION MORATORIUM

  • The County of Santa Clara’s eviction moratorium has been extended through July 28, 2020. This temporary moratorium bans evictions for non-payment of rent or no-fault evictions when the tenant has suffered a substantial loss of income and/or substantial out-of-pocket medical expense due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tenants now have up to 6 months after the moratorium expires or terminates to repay at least 50% of the past-due rent, and up to 12 months after the moratorium expires or terminates to repay in full the past-due rent. This temporary eviction moratorium applies to residential tenants and small business commercial tenants.

MILPITAS TEMPORARY OUTDOOR DINING

  • Starting June 4, the City of Milpitas will begin accepting applications from local restaurants to temporarily create or expand outdoor dining areas consistent with the current June 5 SIP Order. Links to the Guidelines and Application are available on the Planning Department website. No fee will be charged for registration, and same-day confirmation is expected for most applications. Submit complete applications to outdoor.dining@ci.milpitas.ca.gov, and staff will contact the applicant if additional information or modifications are needed.

NOVA JOB CENTER

  • 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.

SILICON VALLEY SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER 

  • 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.

SILICON VALLEY CLEAN ENERGY (SVCE)

  • SVCE is committing $10 million to programs providing relief to customers and communities. The programs will include direct financial support for lower-income customers, resiliency improvements at community and emergency facilities, and supplemental training programs for electrical, plumbing and mechanical workers impacted by shelter-in-place orders.

OPEN FOR BUSINESS HUB

  • Remote work is being aided by several technology companies that are offering free or expanded services for small businesses. See OpenForBusiness for more information.

MILPITAS BUSINESS ASSISTANCE

  • If you have any questions 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 BusinessAssistance@ci.milpitas.ca.gov.