Updated Orders and Requirements
A Regional Stay-at-Home Order in Santa Clara County was issued on Dec. 6, 2020. This Directive shall remain in effect until 12:01 a.m. on the day after the California Department of Public Health announces that the County is no longer subject to the Regional Stay-at-Home Order, unless the County Health Officer otherwise rescinds, modifies, or extends this Directive. The following sectors must close:
- Indoor and outdoor playgrounds
- Indoor recreational facilities
- Hair salons and barbershops
- Personal care services
- Museums, zoos and aquariums
- Movie theaters
- Bars, breweries and distilleries
- Family entertainment centers
- Cardrooms and satellite wagering
- Limited services
- Live audience sports
- Amusement parks
The following sectors will have additional modifications in addition to 100% masking and physical distancing:
- Outdoor recreational facilities
- Shopping centers
- Hotels and lodging
- Places of worship and political expression
- Entertainment production including professional sports
For more information:
Regional Stay Home Order
Changes for each sector
Mandatory Health Officer Directives for specific business sectors and activities are available to provide direction for different businesses.
See Capacity Limitations for information on how to calculate capacity for different types of businesses.
New Social Distancing Protocol Requirements
All businesses in Santa Clara County must fill out a Social Distancing Protocol and submit it to the County. The Protocol must be signed under penalty of perjury and will be posted online for public access.
Visit the County’s Social Distancing Protocol page for the form and instructions, and sign posting and Protocol distribution requirements.
Santa Clara County Letter to Businesses
Temporary Outdoor Dining
Temporary Outdoor Business
Businesses with Reduced Hours or Closed
If you need to change your garbage and recycling services, or have questions about other utilities, call 408-730-7400.
Supporting Sunnyvale Businesses
In partnership with the Sunnyvale Downtown Association, the City is sharing information with the community on open essential businesses. If your business isn't on the list, email us.
Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
The Small Business Administration (SBA) is processing Economic Injury Disaster Loans to assist small businesses and non-profit agencies.
Loan Paperwork Preparation Help
Local resources are available to assist with loan paperwork preparation. Contact any of the following agencies for free assistance.
State and Federal Assistance
Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program Round 2
A second round of applications will open at 8 a.m. Feb. 2 and will run through 6 p.m. Feb. 8. Applicants who submitted all necessary documents in the first round and met eligibility requirements, but did not receive a grant do not need to reapply. Their applications will be rolled over for consideration in the second round.
California Rebuilding Fund
The California Rebuilding Fund is a new program opened on Nov. 20 to support California’s small business owners as they adapt, reopen safely, and recover from the effects of COVID-19.
Shop Safe Shop Local
From the State of California find resources for your small business to operate safely and grow with offers and special technology tools to expand online with e-commerce.
State of California Labor & Workforce Development Agency
Provides coronavirus guidance and information on reduced work hours, potential closure or layoffs, and tax assistance, and more.
Cal/OSHA Guidance on Requirements to Protect Workers from COVID-19
Workplace safety and health regulations require employers to protect employees from infectious diseases by following safety requirements. Find the safety requirements for your business.
CDC Resources for Businesses and Employers
Guidance for businesses on how to plan, prepare and respond to the coronavirus.