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The State has announced that Santa Clara County will be entering the Orange Tier of the State’s COVID-19 Framework today.  This means the local Revised Risk Reduction Order will take effect today, Oct. 14th, allowing additional businesses and activities to resume. 

For more details about what will be allowed under the Revised Order, see the Order itself, the Executive Summary, or the press release from last week when the Revised Order was announced.  There are also new mandatory directives related to Dining and Gatherings that will take effect tomorrow as part of the Revised Order. 

Because of this tier change, All businesses and organizations will need to submit revised Social Distancing Protocols by Oct. 28th (i.e. within 14 days of the Revised Order taking effect).  More information and instructions on how to submit a new Social Distancing Protocol are available here.

Please VOTE! There are many important decisions on the November 3 ballot. Consider candidates, propositions, and measures carefully. Proposition 15: Oppose. The stated goals of the proposition cannot overcome the fact that it doesn’t work. Prop 13 needs reform, and education needs support; Prop 15 accomplishes neither.  Proposition 19: Oppose. Prop. 19 perpetuates California property tax inequity.  Proposition 21: Oppose. High rents in California are due to a shortage in the housing supply.  Measure M: Support. The Cupertino Chamber of Commerce unanimously endorses maintaining the existing parcel tax to support strong academic programs at the Fremont Union High School District.  Measure S: Support. Protect clean and safe water, renew the existing parcel tax of the Santa Clara Valley Water District without increasing rates. Measure T: Support. Continue protecting and preserving natural open spaces without increasing taxes. Measure RR: Support. Preserve Caltrain service, support regional economic recovery, prevent traffic congestion with cleaner and quieter electric trains.

What Happens When You Shop Local

1. More of your money stays in our local economy

For every $100 you spend at locally owned businesses, $68 will stay in the community. What happens when you spend that same $100 at a national chain? Only $43 stays in the community.*

2. You create local jobs

Local businesses are better at creating higher-paying jobs for our community and neighbors.

3. You help the environment

Buying from a locally owned business conserves energy and resources in the form of less fuel for transportation and less packaging.

4. You nurture community

Local business owners know you, and you know them. Studies have shown that local businesses donate to community causes at more than twice the rate of chains.

5. You conserve your tax dollars

Shopping in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance, and more money available to beautify your community. Also, spending locally instead of online ensures that your sales taxes are reinvested where they belong— in our community.

6. You create more choice

Locally owned businesses pick the items and products they sell based on what they know you like and want. Local businesses carry a wid­er array of unique products because they buy for their own individual markets.

*Source: Civic Economics – Andersonville Study of Retail Economics.

Free COVID-19 Testing is Available in Cupertino Every Month COVID-19 testing is free, easy, and safe. You have many options to get tested.  The next Community testing will be held at the Cupertino Senior Center on October 21.  Testing is open to all ages.  Pre-registration for specific appointment times is suggested, but not required.  Walk-ins are welcome.  Register here: Ongoing testing in Cupertino will be available on the first and third Wednesday of each month.  Appointments for each date are available 7 days in advance.
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