FLASH REPORT #29 - COVID-19 Mitigation and Response
The following is information about the City of San José’s response to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and reduce the number of people infected.
City of San José
Emergency Operations Center
Rosario Neaves, Director of Communications/EPIO; 210-823-3908
City of San José Media Line: 408-535-7777
City of San José Customer Contact Center: 3-1-1 (408-535-3500)
Updates on City of San José Services and/or Operations
- Supporting the Food Delivery System: The City has taken the lead in setting up a countywide food distribution system with an initial focus on the most vulnerable populations, seniors (60 years and older) and those with medical conditions. The City is working to keep our non-profit food distribution infrastructure supported and strong. To this end, Second Harvest Food Bank of Silicon Valley requested and is receiving assistance from the California National Guard. As the COVID-19 crisis continues, Second Harvest is experiencing a significant increase in calls for food assistance. Calls have increased from an average of 200 to more than 1,000 per day, and all other food distributors are seeing an increase in clients as well. The CA National Guard is helping Second Harvest prepare food quickly and safely for the most vulnerable people in our communities. Volunteers are still needed; visit shfb.org to sign up or donate funds or via the Silicon Valley Strong Initiative, www.siliconvalleystrong.org. Anyone in need of food should call Second Harvest’s Food Connection Hotline at 1-800-984-3663.
- Fire Department: San José Fire Department welcomed a group of new recruits who began their training academy on Monday, March 23. Safety protocols are in place to limit the spread of COVID-19, with recruits modeling behavior we expect community members to be following. This includes social distancing as well as frequent hand washing and cleaning of our training facilities. During this critical time, we remain committed to serving and protecting the San José community.
- Planning Commission Meeting: The Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m. will be held using a Zoom conference call that is open to the public and enables public comments. Use Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/599857156 or call 1-877-853-5247, meeting ID: 599-857-156#. Agenda and details on how to submit comments for this meeting are available at https://bit.ly/2WEMyGJ.
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A person’s risk for COVID-19 is not related to race, ethnicity or culture. City employees must abide by the Discrimination and Harassment policy, and treat colleagues and members of the public with courtesy and respect. Discrimination and/or Harassment of any kind is a violation of the policies and will not be tolerated.