1. COVID-19 Community Testing

    COVID-19 Testing

    COVID-19 community testing is open to all Santa Cruz County residents by appointment. Read on...
  2. Flyover May 9th

    Aerial Flyover to Honor Santa Cruz County First Responders and Essential Workers

    Area residents should turn their eyes skyward on the afternoon of Saturday, May 9 to witness an aerial tribute to the many people who have given to their community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on...
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    Emergency Housing Assistance Program Guidelines

    This program is designed to assist Watsonville low and moderate income renters affected by the COVID-19 economic crisis with a grant of up to $1,500. Read on...
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    Donut King

    The Donut King in the Town and Country shopping center on Main St. is open and making sure their staff and customers are safe during this time. Read on...
  5. Farmworker Relief Drive

    Farmworker Relief Drive

    We are collecting masks and baby products to help our local agricultural essential workers. It’s easy to help out: drop off at Fire stations 1 and 2 from Monday-Thursday 8:00 am to 5 pm or stop by the city Plaza on Wednesday from 2-4 pm. Read on...
  6. Santa Cruz County Libraries Partner to Offer Online Program Series

    Santa Cruz County Libraries Partner to Offer Online Program Series

    We are very pleased to introduce the new four-part series, Shelter in Faith. The series brings together Santa Cruz County leaders of diverse faith traditions, perspectives, and practices to help with Sheltering in Place. Read on...
  7. Face Covering

    Order of the Health Officer Requiring Face Coverings

    The County Health Officer has issued an order to wear face coverings when engaging with others in public, beginning April 24th at 11:59 pm. Read on...
  8. CDBG COVID19

    Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) COVID-19

    The City of Watsonville has received additional CDBG funding to help communities deal with the impacts of COVID 19 and related shutdowns. Read on...
  9. Businesses Open

    Watsonville Businesses Open

    We have been working on an interactive map that shows businesses that are open and their hours of operations during the Shelter at Home Order. Read on...
  10. Parks are Open

    PARKS AND TRAILS ARE OPEN

    Parks and trails are currently open, with some exceptions. Read on...
  11. covid-19_Business Resources

    COVID-19 Business Resources

    Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and the City of Watsonville is exploring several strategies to help businesses during this unprecedented time. Read on...
  12. CDD Remote Services

    Community Development will Provide Remote Services

    On April 1st, the Community Development Department shifted its service delivery approach to electronic means, due to the Santa Cruz County Shelter in Place Order. Read on...
  13. Temporary Moratorium on Evictions_News Flash

    Temporary Moratorium on Evictions Frequently Asked Questions

    The ordinance is aimed at protecting tenants who are at risk of eviction due to financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on...
  14. List of essential services Resources

    COVID-19 Resources

    To help assist the community in answering questions about the COVID-19 outbreak, the County of Santa Cruz has established a call center to help direct questions to the proper channels. Read on...
  15. Special Council Meeting_COVID-19

    Adjourned Special City Council Meeting to March 23, 2020

    The City Council will be holding a continuation of the special meeting held Friday to discuss an urgency ordinance to halt commercial & residential evictions. Read on...
  16. COMMUNITY COVID-19 RESOURCES (1)

    Community COVID-19 Resources

    To help assist the community in answering questions about the COVID-19 outbreak, the County of Santa Cruz has established a call center to help direct questions to the proper channels. Read on...
  17. Police Chief Message

    Message from Police Chief David Honda

    We are asking residents and business owners to follow this order so that we can keep officers from having to issue citations and to avoid any potential criminal charges or civil/administrative sanctions by the County. Read on...
  18. Shelter in Place Frequently Asked Questions (1)

    Shelter in Place: What Does it Mean?

    The Santa Cruz County Health Officer has issued a shelter-in-place order through April 7. We are posting these frequently asked questions to help residents, businesses and partners interpret these orders. Read on...
  19. Essential services

    City List of Essential Services During Shelter in Place

    Given the shelter in place directive, the City will maintain essential services open (Police, Fire, water, sewer and garbage collection). Most city facilities are closed to the public, however the public may still contact certain city services remotely. Read on...
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    Santa Cruz County Shelter In Place Order

    Santa Cruz County Shelter In Place Order - Community Update March 16, 2020By the City of Watsonville  Español:  Orden de Refugiarse en el Hogar del Condado de Santa Cruz - Mensaje para la comunidad del 16 de marzo de 2020 por la Ciudad de Watsonville Read on...
  21. census QAKs

    Questions Regarding the Census? We can help!

    Visit one of the 18 designated locations here in Watsonville available to assist you with questions and concerns regarding the 2020 Census. Read on...
  22. flip the lid

    Flipping the Lid to Help Residents with Recycling

    Every day, we throw away tons of garbage into the recycling bins. When this happens, the facility that processes Watsonville’s recycling has to bury it in their landfill, and charges us additional fees. Read on...
  23. maintaining our roads for smooth driving

    Maintaining Our Roads for Smooth Driving

    Our Public Works engineering staff are working to make sure that our roads are smooth, safe and in good conditions Read on...
  24. 2020 census resources available to watsonville residents (1)

    2020 CENSUS RESOURCES AVAILABLE

    One of the most powerful things you can do for your community is to participate in the Census.Starting on March 12, 2020, you can respond to the 2020 Census online. Read on...
  25. WATSONVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT (1)

    Officers track down & return tricycle stolen from disabled elderly man

    Officers tracked down a tricycle that was recently stolen from a disabled senior citizen Read on...
  26. Agua 2019

    Officers visit fields to provide farmworkers information and guidance

    It's part of “Agua con la Chota” or “Water with a Cop” program Read on...
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    Watsonville Police Officers grow beards to help children with cancer

    The department suspended its “facial hair” policy for its annual fundraiser Read on...
  29. SPN VK CASE

    Familia de la Costa Central cae víctima de secuestradores virtuales

    Una familia de la Costa Central vivió una verdadera pesadilla vacacionando en México Read on...
  30. ENG VK CASE

    Central Coast family falls victim to virtual kidnappers

    A vacation in Mexico turned into a living nightmare for a Central Coast family Read on...
  31. Watsonville PD

    City of Watsonville Roll Out Safety Campain

    The City of Watsonville and the Watsonville Police Department have joined forces to launch a campaign designed to improve safety for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists in certain areas of the city. Read on...
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