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Posted on: March 22, 2020

Update regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) & Shelter In Place March 26,2020

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We are here for you. We will get through this together!

The community can follow updates on the City of Morgan Hill’s website and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Nextdoor.

Morgan Hill residents with urgent, non emergency questions or concerns are directed to call or text 408.767.6404. This number will be monitored regularly, Monday - Friday, during the hours of 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Messages will be responded to within 24 hours, during weekdays.

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Business Resources

The City of Morgan Hill, the Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Association, and Visit Morgan Hill are all committed to doing what we can to support our business community during these uncertain times. We are focused on providing information and resources available to our business community. To better understand the range of impact COVID-19 is having in our local business community, we are asking businesses to respond to this COVID-19 Morgan Hill Business Impact survey. In addition, the City is continuously updating information for businesses and employees on the City website.

Food and Senior Services

Visit the City website for the most up to date list of stores offering hours for seniors and those at higher risk. You can also learn more about organizations that are providing drive through food distribution services.

Housing

Eviction Moratorium

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted on, March 24, 2020, to halt evictions that would displace families and businesses as a direct result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). All cities within the county, including Morgan Hill, are included in the evictions ban. The moratorium on evictions takes effect immediately and lasts through May 31, 2020. For more information and to access the full ordinance, read this summary of the ordinance.

Property Taxes

Property owners can take advantage of the partial payment program and make multiple partial payments on the installment due. Visit the County’s website for more information including how to submit a request for a penalty waiver.

Resources and Volunteer Opportunities

Essential Healthcare Workers and First Responders childcare program

The Morgan Hill Unified School District, in partnership with the Santa Clara County Office of Education and the YMCA, is rolling out a childcare program aimed at helping Essential Healthcare Workers and First Responders continue to do their jobs without having to worry about childcare issues due to closing of schools and daycares around the County. The program will be held at Barrett Elementary School in Morgan Hill. Please visit the MHUSD website for more information.

Health and Wellness

In an effort to support your mental health and wellness, the County Behavioral Health Service Department has developed some information sheets to help you cope effectively during these times.


Work Sharing Program

Employers can apply for the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Work Sharing Program if reduced production, services, or other conditions cause them to seek an alternative to layoffs.

Volunteer and Paid Opportunities

  • The Health Trust is looking for drivers for Meals on Wheels. This is a paid position. You need to be 18 years old with a driver’s license and your own vehicle. You can find more information and apply here.
  • Second Harvest Food Bank needs volunteers to pre-box and deliver food to the community. Sign up here.
  • Silicon Valley Strong is looking for volunteers. Sign up here.

Schools

School Closures Extended to May 1, 2020

On March 25, 2020, the Santa Clara County Office of Education in conjunction with the County Health Department announced Bay Area School Closures and Student Dismissals from Regular School Attendance to be Extended Through May 1, 2020.

Transportation

Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is prioritizing essential service to hospitals, health care facilities, pharmacies, grocery stores, food banks, shelters, and other essential destinations during this time of extraordinary caution.

Effective 3/30/20 until further notice, VTA will operate reduced bus and rail service and not collect fares. Bus and light rail service will end at 9 p.m. with the exception of Route 22 which will continue to operate 24/7. Visit the VTA website to learn more.

Utilities

City of Morgan Hill water and wastewater services

To assist our residents and businesses during these uncertain times, Morgan Hill will not assess late penalties nor terminate services due to delinquency during April. We ask customers to reach out to Utility Billing for more information or request a payment arrangement.

Pacific, Gas & Electric

PG&E has implemented a moratorium on service disconnections for non-payment. This suspension will apply to both residential and commercial customers and will remain in effect until further notice. To further support customers who may be impacted by the pandemic, PG&E will offer its most flexible pay plans to customers who indicate either an impact or hardship as a result of COVID-19. More information can be found on their website.


Recology South Valley

All trash must be bagged and placed inside Recology cart(s) or personal can(s). Read the full announcement for more information. If you have any questions regarding these changes, please contact our customer service department at 408-842-3358.

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