City closes some facilities to public for non-essential services

Empty shelves in a Morgan Hill Safeway store Monday March 16 show how some residents have started hoarding food and other supplies because of uncertainties due to the novel coronavirus.
Photo by Robert Airoldi

By Robert Airoldi

With the order by local health agencies for Santa Clara County residents to shelter at home and closing all non-essential businesses ordered to close, Morgan Hill – like many cities across the county – is feeling the full extent of the order.

The order by the Santa Clara County Public Health Officer, along with the health officers of five other Bay Area counties and the city of Berkeley, issued the order March 17. It is expected to last through April 7.

In response to the county order, the city of Morgan Hill closed facilities to the public for non-essential services.

“The health and safety of our residents, businesses, employees, and visitors is our top priority and we continue to be proactive in helping to ensure the health and safety of the community,” read a press release from the city. “We encourage the community to stay calm, safe, and share information with your friends and neighbors who may not have access to social media or other resources.”

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 through Friday, during the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Messages will be responded to within 24 hours, during weekdays.

Santa Clara County residents should call 2-1-1 for public health information on COVID-19.

The following City facilities/services remain open to the public or continue to operate:



The following City facilities are closed to the public through April 7 or until further notice:

  • Aquatics Center

  • Centennial Recreation Center

  • Chamber Building

  • Community and Cultural Center

  • Corporation Yard

  • Morgan Hill City Hall

  • Morgan Hill Library

  • Outdoor Sports Complex


Meanwhile, downtown restaurants are adapting to the new rules.

Bubbles & Brew has curbside service for food, wine and beer. They have reduced staff increased pay temporarily for those agreeing to work at reduced hours on a skeleton crew.

Sinaloa – Take-Out

Trail Dust – Take-Out

GVA – Take-Out

House of Siam – Take-Out and delivery

Rosy’s – Curbside Menu

Odeum – Take-Out

Prova – Take-Out

Ladera – Closed temporarily

Betto’s – Closed Temporarily

Maurizio’s – Take-Out

Noah’s – Unknown.  They were closed at lunch.  No notices on the door.

Craft Roots – Unknown.  They were closed at lunch, but don’t know when they open.



Robert Airoldi