COVID-19 Information and Resources

Last Updated 4/4/2020

Eviction Moratorium

In response to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Mountain View City Council enacted a temporary eviction moratorium suspending residential evictions for non-payment of rent due to related financial impacts.

  • Effective March 27, 2020 through May 31, 2020
  • Subject to extension as approved by the City Council
  • Applicable for all residential rental units in Mountain View including:
    • single-family homes
    • condos/townhomes
    • duplexes
    • apartments
    • mobile homes
    • mobile home spaces
    • other types of residential rental units (such as rooms) with leases and/or subleases.
  • Tenants experiencing significant financial loss due to the pandemic must notify their landlord in writing (via text, email and/or letter) within 7 days after rent is due and provide documentation of financial loss to their landlord within 14 days after rent is due.
  • Qualifying tenants must pay the past due rent 120 days after the end of the moratorium.
  • Mediation between landlords and tenants through the free and confidential Mountain View Mediation Program is strongly encouraged.

This form may serve as a means of notification.

For more information regarding the temporary eviction moratorium, visit, call the Mountain View Rental Housing Helpline at (650) 282-2514, or email [email protected].

The County also passed an evicition moratorium. Here's information about it from SV Rising:

Keep in mind:

  1. The ordinance applies to every residential and small business tenant in Santa Clara County and prohibits evictions for nonpayment of rent and no-fault evictions.
  2. The ordinance does not relieve tenants of rent obligations entirely; as of now, tenants will have 120 days post-crisis to pay back rent.
  3. Tenants are required to document a major loss of income (including because of an inability to work due to childcare obligations contingent on school closures) or substantial medical expenses related to the COVID-19 crisis.
  4. A wide variety of documents may be used as proof of loss of income or out-of-pocket medical expenses, including letter from employers, bank statements, employer paycheck stubs, or a letter for the school district in which the tenant’s dependent is enrolled.
  5. Tenants can provide documentation of lost income or out-of-pocket medical expenses at any time prior to the arrival of law enforcement onsite to execute of a judgement.
  6. Landlords are prohibited from charging late fees for unpaid rent during the emergency and 120 days after.
If a tenant lives in Santa Clara County and receives any kind of eviction notice during the COVID-19 emergency, they can call the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley at 408-280-2424 for more information about their rights. View Santa Clara County eviction moratorium

View [email protected]'s Q&A livestream recording about the eviction moratorium in English, Spanish or Vietnamese.

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Shelter-in-Place Order

On March 31, 2020, the Santa Clara County Health Officer extended and strengthened the Shelter in Place Order. The Order is in effect through Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 11:59pm, and it includes new restrictions. The Shelter in Place Order is mandatory. Click here to learn more about the updated Shelter in Place Order.

To limit the spread of COVID-19 and save lives, it is essential that we all comply with this Order.

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has created videos in four languages providing a quick overview of the extended Public Health Order. You can view them in English, Chinese, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

The full text of the Order is available here

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Supervisor Simitian Telephone Town Hall

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian is hosting a telephone town hall on the status of COVID-19 in Santa Clara County on Sunday, April 5th at 11 AM. He will be joined by Public Health Director Dr. Sara Cody, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, and frontline healthcare professionals. To participate, call: (855) 866-6313 on Sunday, April 5th at 11 AM.

Additional Infomation Here

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County Public Health Updates

For the latest update from the County of Santa Clara ​Public Health Department, go to:

For local emergencies, click the following link to sign up for text messages: The alerts do not provide as much information as can be found generally on the Public Health website, or as much information as is provided on our COVID-19 response FAQ:

If you have additional questions or concerns, please call 2-1-1, then press 4 for “community services”.

Follow on social media:
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County of Santa Clara ​Public Health Department Twitter:

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City of Mountain View Updates

The City of Mountain View continues to respond rapidly and aggressively to the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigate the economic impacts on residents and businesses. The City provides a helpful email with updates called The Briefing. Please sign up by texting ‘MVCOVID’ to 22828.

3/16/2020 Volume 1
3/17/2020 Volume 2
3/18/2020 Volume 3
3/19/2020 Volume 4
3/20/2020 Volume 5
3/23/2020 Volume 6
3/25/2020 Volume 7
3/26/2020 Volume 8 (Special Edition)
3/27/2020 Volume 8
3/28/2020 Volume 9 (Special Edition)
3/30/2020 Volume 10
4/1/2020 Volume 11
4/3/2020 Volume 12

Follow the City of Mountain View for more up to date information relating to COVID-19.
COVID-19 Website - Twitter - Facebook - Instagram - YouTube

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Other Agency Updates

Caltrain Updates

Caltrain to Implement Additional Weekday Service Reductions

Due to significant reductions in ridership resulting from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Caltrain will further reduce weekday train service indefinitely starting Monday, March 30.

The modified weekday schedule will operate 42 trains per day, rather than the usual 92. Trains will make all local weekday stops between San Jose and San Francisco every 30-60 minutes, depending on time of day. Caltrain will continue operating two Gilroy service trains during the morning and afternoon peak commute. Limited and Baby Bullet service will be suspended until further notice.

The updated weekday schedule will be available at

Weekend service will continue to operate normally.

These additional schedule reductions are necessary to mitigate severe fare revenue losses while still providing essential transit services to all stations along Caltrain’s corridor. Caltrain is monitoring ridership during this time and may implement additional service changes as needed while ensuring that riders can maintain social distancing in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations. Caltrain continues to maintain daily onboard cleaning and sanitation protocols in compliance with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines.

Caltrain is assessing the impact that reduced ridership is having on the agency’s ability to maintain operations in the coming months. One-way and Day Pass ticket sales have declined by approximately 86% from levels prior to the current health crisis. On the first day of the Bay Area-wide Public Health Order, Caltrain recorded a 95% decrease in average daily ticket sales. With no other dedicated source of funding, Caltrain relies on fares to cover 70% of the system’s operating costs.

Due to severe ridership declines as a result of the public health order, transit agencies, like Caltrain, are now experiencing serious financial challenges. Federal legislation has been approved that could provide transit agencies throughout the country with funding to maintain operations. Caltrain is working with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission to determine how those funds will be allocated throughout the Bay Area.

For more information about Caltrain schedules and fares or for help planning your trip, call Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287 (TTY 650.508.6448) or visit

VTA Updates

Update for the week of March 21, 2020

Effective March 26, VTA will be suspending Light Rail Service.

VTA will suspend school trip service. This will take effect on Monday, March 16.

To receive real-time service alerts, you can subscribe to your routes in the Transit app.

We will continue to analyze ridership data to identify trends and will be making decisions on whether a change in the level of service is warranted and to what degree. This will be a large area of focus for VTA going forward to ensure we are responding appropriately to match our resources with the most effective level of service.

VTA continues to monitor the situation closely and maintains regular contact with local authorities and other transit agencies. For more on what VTA is doing in response to COVID-19, please visit

The Mountain View Community Shuttle is still running during the "Shelter-in-Place." View Schedule.

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Mountain View Voice Coverage

In order for all area residents to have important local information on the coronavirus health emergency, has lifted its pay meter and is providing unlimited access to its website. Find comprehensive coverage on the Midpeninsula's response to the new coronavirus by Palo Alto Online, the Mountain View Voice and the Almanac here. With the economic difficulties of the pandemic, local journalism needs your help! Please read this letter from the editor and subscribe to the Mountain View Voice.

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Financial Assistance for Low-Income Residents Impacted by COVID-19

For rental assistance, please call 650.968.0836 and leave a voicemail or email [email protected]. Please state your name and number and indicate that you need rental assistance. A Community Services Agency (CSA), staff member will return your call within 72 business hours.

A CSA staff member will conduct a telephone screening to determine your eligibility and how to best financially assist you.

Rental Assistance Program through City of Mountain View Grant

  • Mountain View residents only (multiple months)
  • Proof of Mountain View Residency
  • Up to 120% AMI households
  • Proof of income (paystubs, bank statement, letter from employer)
  • Proof of loss of income (after 3/17/2020)
The rent relief package offered by the City of Mountain View is now active and ready for renters in need. To apply, either call our mainline at 650-968-0836 or email [email protected] Please leave your name and phone number and a Case Manager will call you within 72 hours to assist you.

If the caller meets all City of Mountain View requirements, they can pick up a rental assistance packet outside of CSA, 204 Stierlin Rd. Mountain View, CA 94043. M-F during business hours, 9:00a-4:00p. The individual must submit all paperwork via email/text to the assigned CSA staff member, so their rental assistance request can be processed through CSA.

Please call CSA at 650.968.0836 or email [email protected] for a rental screening. CSA may be able to provide financial assistance through other funding sources.

Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved a temporary COVID-19 Temporary Moratorium on Evictions, on Tuesday, 03.24.2020 until 05.31.2020. If you need a legal referral for tenants and/or have any additional questions or concerns about rental assistance, please call Eonis Cibrian Pelayo, Community and Public Relations Coordinator, at 650.669.9551 or email [email protected].

They are experiencing a high volume of calls and emails. Please be patient with CSA staff, they will get back to you.

View flyer in English or Spanish.

CSA will be making other temporary changes to their programs. View changes in English or Spanish.
For more information: (650) 968-0836.

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Unemployment Assistance

One-stop resource for the people of California impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Losing your job amidst a pandemic is traumatic. OnwardCA is a resource that has been rapidly deployed by a broad coalition of companies, foundations, and humans who want to help. Help you get money or groceries or child care; help you upskill, reskill, or refresh; and help you land a great new job. View more information.

California Employment Development Department

Partial Claims

Partial claims are for employees whose employers want to keep them when there is a lack of work.

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Know Your Rights during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Source: California Labor and Workforce Development Agency

If you have any questions or doubts, please call the Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) at 1-866-870-7725. The advice line is available in 5 different languages: English, Spanish, Tagalog, Mandarin, and Vietnamese.

Información de los derechos del trabajador en respeto al COVID-19, si tiene alguna pregunta o duda por favor póngase en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos del Trabajador (OLSE en ingles) al 1-866-870-7725. La linea de consejo tiene 5 Idiomas diferentes en; español, ingles, tagalog, mandarin, y vietnamita.

Credit: the Mountain View Day Workers Center

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Californians Are Protected From Price Gouging During This State of Emergency

Price gouging during an emergency like the COVID-19 pandemic is illegal. No one should take advantage of vulnerable consumers who need medical supplies, emergency supplies, food, drink, lodging, gas & other essentials. Penal Code Section 396 (2017) specifically prohibits prices increases of over 10% during a state of emergency (The Governor declared a state of emergency on March 4, 2020). If you see price gouging, report it to the CA Attorney General at 1-800-952-5225.

You can report price gouging online at:

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Student Loans

The federal government is allowing people with student loans to skip payments for 60 days without interest or penalties. You need to contact your loan holder to make the arrangements, and the 60-day period may be extended further by the government.

View more information from the US Department of Education

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Relief for Homeowners

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has directed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to suspend foreclosures and evictions for at least 60 days due to the COVID-19 national emergency. Earlier this month, FHFA announced that the two government-sponsored companies would provide payment forbearance to borrowers impacted by the Coronavirus. Forbearance allows for a mortgage payment to be suspended for up to 12 months. Borrowers who may be experiencing financial challenges due to COVID-19 are strongly encouraged to contact their mortgage servicer to explore their options.

Click here for some of the financial relief provided by the Governor's executive orders and other state efforts. This includes relief from financial institutions participating in these efforts. Click here for all of the financial institutions that are participating.

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Renter Resources

Internet Access

The California Department of Education has gathered offers from the major Internet Service Providers to provide access to those who do not have access. View list.

Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser.

Santa Clara County Office of Education also offers an array of learning resources to help youth learning during the school closures. They have also created their own Warmline Service line that is FREE and available 16 hours per day and has the following language capabilities: Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin, and Korean. Support will be provided by answering questions, addressing concerns and providing social stories to support children’s understanding of ‘social distancing’, etc. Also available will be alternative educational resources, support for flexible learning (media, etc.) and support for addressing individual needs for children with IEPs. Visual Support, individual schedules, etc. are also available. Call (408) 453-6651 or email [email protected].

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South Bay Mutual Aid

A coalition of community organizations (Serve the People San José, Silicon Valley DSA, Party for Socialism and Liberation, Anakbayan, Rapid Response Network, South Bay Community Land Trust), students, workers, and community members are organizing a mutual aid fund. Ask for help in English or Spanish.

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Resources for Unhoused Residents

The Rengstorff Park restrooms located adjacent to Rengstorff Pool will be opened to serve the needs of unstably housed people nearby. City Parks staff and the City’s regularly contracted janitorial service (SWA) will provide servicing of these restrooms. These restrooms will be available during park hours as they were prior to closure.

The two portable restrooms and hand washing stations at this location will continue to be available and cleaned on a daily basis. Park restrooms throughout the City have been closed in an effort to "flatten the curve" and encourage the public to follow the shelter in place order. For that reason, other public restrooms will continue to remain locked.

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Meals on Wheels

If there are individuals over 60 who require meal delivery, Meals on Wheels is increasing its capacity. They provide meals and grocery items for individuals over 60 who cannot shop for themselves. More information here or by calling (408) 350-3246.

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COVID-19 Screening and Testing Support in California

Project Baseline: Google's sister company Verily is hosting drive-thru testing at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. Before you visit, you must fill out the forms online AND qualify with the associated medical questions.

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Tips to Stay Healthy

The County would like to acknowledge that as new directives and updates are being provided by our health officials about COVID-19, a natural reaction may be to worry, which may leave us feeling vulnerable and helpless. In addition to following the advice and orders of our Public Health Officer, here are some tips to help you practice self-care during this time: ​

  1. Healthy habits. While this may seem simple, any health care provider will tell you that getting good sleep, eating healthy, drinking plenty of water and exercising regularly can help boost your immune system. Consider our Public Health Officer’s guidance and practice social distancing while taking care of your physical and mental health.
  2. Digital detox. Continuous watching or listening to media reports, reading online news or social media can lead to unintended fear and anxiety. Try to limit your intake of news to a couple of key reliable sources and remember to check our Public Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention websites for key COVID-19 updates.
  3. Mindfulness. Being present and living in the moment can help you reduce anxiety. If you need help calming your mind, try listening to mindfulness apps or listening to visualization resources. And, remember to access your health plan’s mental health and behavioral health services if you start to feel overwhelmed. Mental health and behavioral health providers are essential services.
  4. Hand awareness. In addition to frequent proper handwashing, be aware of what you touch, and clean and disinfect throughout the day since your hands are a key way germs get into our body.
  5. Normalize new salutations. Elbow bumps, a head nod, a virtual high five or a nice smile are the new ways to greet others without having to shake hands. Give it a try and others will appreciate your thoughtfulness.

While this is not meant to be an all-inclusive list, these tips will hopefully provide some actions you can control during this time.​

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Mental Health

Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC)

First and foremost, we urge you to remain calm—and take care of yourself. Keep in mind that increased stress can diminish our immune systems. Tips and tricks to help you manage stress are included on CHAC's website, which we advise you to check regularly for updates. We also invite you to connect with us on Facebook to enjoy the benefits of online community support.

In order to protect the health our staff and clinicians as well as the general public, and in accordance with guidelines provided by the Santa Clara Health Department, the following policies are in place at CHAC:

  • We are offering tele-health services to our existing clients. We are sorry, but our in-person clinic is closed until we can responsibly reopen.
  • Clients in our school districts (or where appropriate, their parents/guardians) are being contacted directly by their CHAC therapists to arrange for services.
  • We ask community members who are interested in services to be patient as we gear up our tele-health services and continue to check our website. To help in the interim, you will shortly see a list of online resources for various concerns including: Parenting Tips, Reducing Anxiety, and Staying Healthy.
  • Our on-site school services are suspended but will resume when the schools reopen.

Again, please know that your well-being is always our primary concern. Some quick reminders: If you have a life threatening emergency, call 911. If you have a mental health crisis, call the Santa Clara county crisis line at (855) 278-4204 or the Crisis Text Line at 714714.

The Peer-Run Warm Line (1-855-845-7415) is a non-emergency resource for anyone in California seeking emotional support. We provide assistance via phone and webchat on a nondiscriminatory basis to anyone in need.

The Warm Line aims to be a highly accessible, low-threshold mental health resource that people can use to seek support before they've reached the crisis point, in the hope that support now will prevent crisis later.

The COVID19 Pro Bono Counseling Project is devoted to helping front-line healthcare workers impacted by COVID19 locate free short-term tele-counseling during the COVID19 crisis. Read more here.

Disaster Distress Helpline

Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) provides crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S. experiencing distress or other behavioral health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including public health emergencies.

The Trevor Project

Call 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678. A national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth.

Caregiver Help Desk

Contact Caregiver Action Network's Care Support Team by dialing 855-227-3640. Staffed by caregiving experts, the Help Desk helps you find the right information you need to help you navigate your complex caregiving challenges. Caregiving experts are available 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM ET.

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Challenging Domestic Situations

The COVID-19 shelter-in-place order can create concern for victims and survivors of domestic violence. When survivors are forced to stay in the home or proximity of their abuser, it can create circumstances where their safety is compromised, and they may need to alter their safety plan. If you or a loved one are in need of support, please reach out to the National Domestic Violence Hotline:
Call: 1-800-799-7233
TTY: 1-800-787-3224
Text LOVEIS to 22522
Chat at

My Sister's House serves Asian and Pacific Islander and other underserved women and children impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking by providing a culturally appropriate and responsive safe haven, job training, and community services.

  1. Call My Sister's House crisis line (916) 428-3271 or another helpline when your partner is not there
  2. Have a safety plan. If your partner is abusive, have a plan to protect yourself and your children in case you need to leave quickly. If you are abusive, be honest with yourself, think of the consequences, and get help.
  3. Figure out what safe places you can go to.
  4. Make sure you take care of yourself as best as you can so you can handle the stress (i.e. exercise, sleep, eat well.)
  5. Seek medical attention and share what is happening with your health provider, including if it is forced sex. Have injuries documented and photographed.

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Software Resources

Here is some software to help you work from home:

  • 1Password is removing the 30-day trial limit on new 1Password Business accounts so companies can start working safely from home, with their first 6 months free. With 1Password, teams can manage their workforce from anywhere, and safely share logins and other important resources with remote workers. Click here to learn more.
  • 8x8 Video Meetings is free to all users, and offers 80+ local dial-in numbers (11 toll-free) from 55+ countries and does not require any installation. Users can create a custom URL to host meetings of up to 50 participants without any time restrictions. Click here to learn more.
  • Atlassian is offering its software development tools free for small teams up to 10 users. The free products include Jira Software, Jira Service Desk, Confluence, and Jira Core. Click here to learn more.
  • Box is offering 3 months free of its secure file sharing and collaboration platform. The offer is for the company's Business plan and includes unlimited storage, mobile access, and advanced user and security reporting. Click here to learn more.
  • Cloudflare for Teams is offering unlimited seats of Cloudflare for Teams for organizations of all sizes through September 1, as well as a free 30-minute onboarding session. Click here to learn more.
  • Google is expanding features of Hangouts Meet, its video conferencing platform, for current customers through July 1st, 2020. Customers can now host larger meetings with up to 250 participants, live stream to 100,000 viewers, and save recordings to Google Drive. Click here to learn more.
  • GoToMeeting is offering 3 months of free site-wide licensing of its video conferencing solution, GoToMeeting, for eligible organizations (health care providers, educational institutions, municipalities and non-profits). Click here to learn more.
  • Microsoft is offering 6-months free of Microsoft Teams, a unified communication and collaboration platform. Starting on March 10th, restrictions will be lifted on how many users can join a team or schedule video calls. Click here to learn more.
  • UrbanSitter is offering a 2-months free parent subscription during the COVID-19 outbreak. Parents can find trusted childcare help to support them as they work from home during this period. Every sitter is background checked and UrbanSitter provides parents with as much information as possible to make informed decisions. Click here to learn more.
  • Cisco is extending services for existing customers of Webex, its video conference platform. The offer includes unlimited usage without time restriction, support for fewer than 100 participants, and toll free dial-in. Click here to learn more.
  • Zoho is offering its Remotely product line for free to all new customers until July, 1st 2020. Zoho Remotely is a suite of cloud applications that helps teams collaborate and communicate. Click here to learn more.
  • Adobe is offering free 2 months of Creative Cloud. Here is how to get it.

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Free School Lunches

School lunches. Starting March 18, Mountain View Whisman School District Superintendent Ayinde Rudolph announced that any child under the age of 18 will be able to receive a free breakfast and lunch at Gabriela Mistral Elementary School, located at 505 Escuela Avenue. Rudolph also noted that parents can get laptops and internet vouchers from the district office, and anyone who needs an option grade level instructor packet can go to any school or retrieve one from the district website.

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Home School Resources

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Mountain View Chamber of Commerce

The Mountain View Chamber of Commerce has consolidated a list of local restaurants open for delivery and takeout. If any restaurants are missing, please let them know at [email protected].

California State Resources List

The California State Treasurer’s Office has compiled this list of resources to support small businesses.

California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development: Frequently Asked Questions for California Small Businesses

California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development: Small Business Support Centers – Map

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.

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Facebook Small Business Grants Program

Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time. Learn more.

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Small Business Loans

  • The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Learn more here.
  • Kiva, the non-profit crowdfunding micro-loan platform has opened up to allow US small businesses to apply for micro loans. Learn more.

Silicon Valley SBDC

The Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a nonprofit organization that provides expert no-cost advising, low cost workshops and small business trainings, to guide small businesses to success and accomplishment. Learn more.

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Non-profit Resources

#TogetherMV Fund

As part of an ongoing local relief effort, the #TogetherMV initiative now has a live donation portal for people to help local renters and small businesses. The fund, which will be administered by the Los Altos Community Foundation (LACF), is a way for community members to help one another while maintaining social distancing. All funds will be distributed locally. Donations are being accepted at

The #TogetherMV Fund has two opportunities to help others who have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic: rent relief and small business relief. Rent relief donations will be added to the funds the City has already given to the Community Services Agency (CSA) to expand help for local tenants in need. Small business relief donations will be combined with funds allocated by the City and a donation from Google.

Business owners can apply for funds by sending an email to [email protected] to get on an interest list. Interest list members will be notified when the application process is opened and what they will need to apply. Renters in need of rent help should continue to go through CSA by sending an email [email protected].

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Coronavirus Tech Handbook

If you have some tech skills, check out the Coronavirus Tech Handbook with resources aplenty for creating tools to help combat the #COVIDー19 pandemic.

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Donate Blood

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Stop AAPI Hate Reporting Center

The API Legislative Caucus joined Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council, Chinese for Affirmative Action and San Francisco State University Asian American Studies Department to launch the "Stop AAPI Hate Reporting Center" to collect and track incidents of anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander hate, violence and discrimination in California and throughout the country. These incidents will help inform future policy discussions. We encourage individuals to share their stories at

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Donate Hospital Equipment

Create your facemasks for hospitals and caregivers. Stitch Together has a free kit for people who want to learn how to sew face masks and donate them. Request a kit.

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Support Local Restaurants

The Mountain View Chamber of Commerce reminds us that many small businesses in our community remain open and operational, and they need our support:
"During the current shelter-in-place, many Mountain View restaurants are continuing to offer takeout and/or delivery. They are also taking precautions to ensure your health and safety in the preparation of your meals. We encourage you to support these delicious and versatile businesses, either with a food order or a gift certificate. You can also order gift certificates to some restaurants through Open Table."

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Support the Arts

  • From now until Wednesday, March 26, you can purchase a digital "ticket" to They Promised Her the Moon, at a price of your choosing. You will then be sent a link via email during the week of Monday, March 30. This link will give you one-time access to the video, and will remain active until Sunday, April 12, meaning you can initiate your single viewing at any time that is convenient for you during that period. It's a great opportunity to keep theatre in your life and keep TheatreWorks thriving during this unprecedented situation.
  • Nightly Metropolitan Opera Streams - Each day, through March 29, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series is being made available for free streaming on the Met website, with each performance available for a period of 20 hours, from 7:30 p.m. EDT until 3:30 p.m. the following day. The schedule will include outstanding complete performances from the past 14 years of cinema transmissions, starring all of opera’s greatest singers.
  • Through Sunday, March 29, you can buy digital "tickets" to stream American Conservatory Theatre's productions of Gloria and Toni Stone. The videos will be available to purchasers for two weeks after they receive their link.
  • Marin Theatre Company will be holding a virtual version of their annual gala from Friday, April 3 to Monday, April 6, featuring an array of online auction items to help support their company through the closures. They are also working on getting their most recent production, Love, to an online streaming platform as soon as possible.

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