City closes some facilities to public for non-essential services
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:
Utility Payments – Online only
Building Inspections for New Construction only – By appointment only. Schedule your appointment here: morgan-hill.ca.gov/180/Inspection-Requests
The following City facilities are closed to the public through April 7 or until further notice:
Centennial Recreation Center
Community and Cultural Center
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.