Several summer mainstays canceled in Cupertino

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The novel coronavirus pandemic continues to upend plans for families and communities across our region.

At a Cupertino City Council meeting on Tuesday, City Manager Deb Feng relayed the next set of cancelations.

The list included the city’s popular Fourth of July festivities, June picnics, summer aquatics programs, and any special events that gather crowds of more than 100.

“A little bit of bad news, just because of uncertainty in the coming months,” Feng said.

“Those events would take planning now or earlier to execute in the summer, and it’s extremely unfortunate as I know that our summer programs are extremely popular.”

Meanwhile, a number of recreational facilities are slowly reopening, including tennis courts, some parks, and golf courses, in line with the most recent county shelter-at-home orders.

It is unclear at this point what the orders will mean for Cupertino’s extensive summer camp options. Most programs begin in mid-June. The recent county order did clear some child care activities to resume, particular for essential worker families.

Some city staff are returning to work under those new guidelines, but the city’s budget continues to face major headwinds.

Other West Valley cities, including Santa Clara have canceled summer activities in recent weeks.