Updated Orders and Requirements
The County of Santa Clara Health Officer released a Revised Risk Reduction Order on Oct. 5. The following businesses and activities will be allowed to resume on Oct. 14, as of 12:01 a.m.
Indoor dining (Dining Directives) up to 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer1.
Movie theaters (Gathering Directives) up to 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer1.
Live ambient/atmospheric entertainment with specific restrictions2:
- Performers must wear face coverings and must always remain at least 6 feet away from each other and from all customers.
- Performers may not sing or play wind or brass instruments.
Unless otherwise indicated in the order, all businesses and activities can resume to the extent allowed under the Orange tier which still requires following the Social Distancing Protocol. The Social Distancing Protocol must be filled out by all open businesses using the updated template.
1 View updated information on Capacity Limitations.
2 Confirm if live music is allowed at your location: contact Planning, 408-730-7444.
For more information see:
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
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Supporting Sunnyvale Businesses
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Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
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