June 15, 2021 Cupertino Chamber Newsletter
Cupertino Business News

Cupertino (& California) is Open
...With Some Restrictions

As of June 15, California retired its Blueprint for a Safer Economy. (1) California’s economy is now fully open. Restaurants, shopping malls, movie theaters, and most everyday places are operating as normal – with no capacity limits or physical distancing required. (2) However, everyone is still required to follow masking guidelines in select settings. Some restrictions also still exist for large events.

Masking is Still Required In Some Settings

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, is still required to wear masks on public transportation (buses, trains, planes, etc.) and some other places (like hospitals and shelters)(3) per CDC guidelines.

People who are not fully vaccinated must still wear masks in all indoor public settings (such as, but not limited to, the grocery store and the movie theater) and should wear masks in outdoor crowded settings when that region is experiencing high covid transmission.

Fully vaccinated (4) people may go unmasked in most settings (except public transportation and places like hospitals and shelters). Workers must follow Cal/OSHA rules.

Read the full masking guidance.

Large Events are Subject to Some Restrictions

Some public health measures are still in place for large or mega-events, which include 5,000+ people indoors or 10,000+ outdoors. Think concerts, sporting events, festivals, and conventions. Mega-events are at high risk for spreading covid-19 because they attract people from around the world, and people gather in crowds. Indoor mega-event attendees will be required to confirm proof of vaccination or negative covid-19 status to attend. Outdoor mega-event attendees will be strongly encouraged to do so.

What’s Next

California will keep a close eye on covid-19 vaccination and infection rates over the summer and will review these guidelines by September 1, 2021.

  1. See the full Beyond the Blueprint guidance. Read the Beyond the Blueprint Q&A.
  2. Local health jurisdictions may impose stricter criteria. In workplaces, employers are subject to the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS), or in some workplaces, the CalOSHA Aerosol Transmissible Diseases Standard and should consult those regulations for additional applicable requirements.
  3. This includes K-12 schools, childcare, and other youth settings, healthcare settings (including long-term care facilities), state and local correctional facilities and detention centers, homeless shelters, emergency shelters, and cooling centers.
  4. Someone is considered fully vaccinated two weeks or more after their second dose of Pfizer/Moderna or two weeks after receiving the single dose J&J vaccine.



The Cupertino Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2021 STAR Awards. The award is given to individuals, organizations, and Cupertino businesses giving of their time and resources for the good of the community.

The award ceremony will be held at 5 pm, on Thursday, August 26, 2021, at the Cupertino Hotel.

The Annual Star Awards recognize outstanding service to the Cupertino community. When nominating your selection, please note the civic involvement, history of service, and leadership skills. Nomination information can be submitted at the following link: https://forms.gle/1kDAFqBqwHEyU3sS6

Please fill out the form as completely as possible using additional space if needed. With questions, contact us at info@cupertino-chamber.org or call (408) 252-7054. Nominations should be submitted no later than 5 pm, Wednesday, June 30, 2021.  

Thank you for helping us to acknowledge the wonderful people who make Cupertino such a wonderful place to live, work, and play!

City Lobbying Ordinance
In Effect July 1, 2021

 Ordinance No. 21-2222 Regulation of Lobbying Activities

The Cupertino City Council has adopted registration and disclosure requirements on those engaged in efforts to influence the decisions of City policymakers for Compensation. 

The ordinance can be found here.

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Chamber Events
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Business Huddle: Diversify Retirement Income with Meriwest Wealth Advisors

Friday, July 9, 2021
Legislative Action Committee (LAC)
Talking about the local economy:
NOVAworks Business Services

Thursday, July 29, 2021
Business Huddle: US Department of Labor

Upcoming, Real Live, In-Person, Not-Virtual Events!

Thursday, Jul 22, 2021
@Main Street Cupertino
Cupertino Food & Wine Stroll

Thursday, Aug 26, 2021
@Cupertino Hotel
2021 STAR Awards

Saturday, Oct 16, 2021
@Memorial Park, Cupertino
Bay Area Diwali 2021

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