County and State Orders

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Following the direction and orders of public health leaders to stay home except when necessary is vitally important to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect our most vulnerable community members. The City urges all residents to do their part by following both the County and the State’s orders to stay home except when necessary, and following other guidance from our Public Health Department.

On March 19, 2020, the Governor issued an Executive Order directing all Californians to stay home except for essential needs. This order complements the Santa Clara County Public Health Officer’s existing order directing all residents to shelter at home, issued on March 16, 2020. The Governor’s action reinforces the importance of our local order, which remains in effect and will continue to be implemented.

On March 16, 2020, the Santa Clara County Public Health Department, along with five neighboring counties and the City of Berkeley, issued a shelter in place order effective March 17, 2020 through April 7, 2020. 

On March 13th, the Santa Clara County Public Health Department published updated directives regarding COVID-19. The latest directive prohibits gatherings of more than 100 people and sets specific criteria for gatherings of 35 to 100 people. Additionally, the County Superintendent of Schools and all district superintendents in the County have decided to close schools to students for three weeks beginning Monday, March 16, 2020. 

On March 13th, the City of Morgan Hill proclaimed a local emergency related to COVID-19. The purpose of the emergency declaration is to give the City legal authority to mobilize resources in response to this unprecedented public health threat for the protection of the community and our City teammates. The action will also help ensure critical services have the resources needed to continue. Additionally, it allows the City to request mutual aid from regional, State, and other governmental entities. 


On March 12th, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a new executive order further enhancing California’s ability to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.


On March 9th, County Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody officially announced the issuance of a legal Order requiring cancellation of mass gatherings (public or private) consisting of more than 1,000 persons and published new recommendations to help protect the community from COVID-19. The order went into effect at 12 a.m. on March 11th.