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FLASH REPORT #48 - COVID-19 Mitigation and Response

Post Date:04/07/2020 5:00 PM

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  

  • Planning Commission Meeting: The Planning Commission meeting scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m. will be held using a Zoom conference call that is open to the public. Use Zoom link: or call 1-877-853-5247, meeting ID: 892-466-121#. Agenda and details on how to submit comments for this meeting are available at
  • Facebook to provide $15 million to Bay Area Small Businesses: Facebook announced that the Bay Area will be awarded $15 million in Facebook grants for small businesses. Businesses can now go to to check their eligibility and learn more about the program. The application process has not yet started, but businesses are encouraged to sign their emails up for when the application goes live.

  • Fire Department: The San José Fire Department (SJFD) is sharing one of the ways the department is preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. Fire Engineer Mike Moraida explains the medical monitoring all City of San José essential workers are performing daily before reporting for duty. View the latest safety video on the SJFD Department Facebook and Twitter pages. Everyone, including essential workers are reminded that if you’re sick, stay at home except to seek medical care. Together, we can slow the spread of COVID-19.
  • Student Resources for Distance Learning: Approximately 57,285 K-12 students have been provided access to all San José Public Library (SJPL) academic resources and educational tools through the library’s new Student Library Card. This is an exclusive library card with $0 late fees on all library items, provided to students who attend school within several San José school districts. To learn more about this card and to see if your child’s school district has partnered with SJPL, visit:

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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.  



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