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FLASH REPORT #50 - COVID-19 Mitigation and Response

Post Date:04/08/2020 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  

  • San Jose Parks Closed Over the Holiday Weekend: To prevent overcrowding, San Jose regional parks and parking lots will be closed on Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April 12. Neighborhood parks will remain open, (with the exception of certain parking lots) however, gatherings such as egg hunts are prohibited. Residents must follow Santa Clara County’s physical distancing orders, avoid gathering or engaging in group activities, and comply with amenity closures. Everyone has a duty to stop the spread of coronavirus. To see a full list of closures, visit Non-compliance with park closures and the County order to maintain a six-foot distance from others and stay out of closed areas, can be reported to Park Rangers by calling 3-1-1. Parks may close indefinitely if there are group gatherings, overcrowding, or non-compliance with the County Order.
 Parks and Parking Lot Closures Effective April 11-12, 2020 
Regional Park Closures  Neighborhood Parks: Parking Lot Closures (parks themselves will remain open) 
  • Overfelt Gardens Park 
  • Kelley Park 
  • Almaden Lake Park 
  • Lake Cunningham Park 
  • Edenvale Garden Park 
  • Municipal Rose Garden 
  • Alum Rock Park 
  • Emma Prusch Farm Park 
  • Guadalupe Oak Grove 
  • Guadalupe Gardens
  • Ryland Park
  • Cataldi Park
  • Flickinger Park
  • Fowler Creek Park
  • Starbird Park
  • Watson Park
  • Vista Montana Park
  • San Antonio Tot Lot
  • Lone Bluff
  • Canyon Creek Park


  • Join Vice-Mayor Chappie Jones for Storytime with SJPL: As part of the Silicon Valley Strong effort to connect the community to resources and information, Mayor Sam Liccardo and the City of San Jose Council have partnered with San José Public Library to offer a weekly series of storytimes. Families are invited to watch tomorrow’s storytime with Vice-Mayor Chappie Jones at 2 p.m. on Facebook @ViceMayorChappieJones, @SamLiccardo1 or @SJPLEarlyEd. For more virtual storytimes offered by your San Jose Public Library, visit:

Updates from County of Santa Clara 

  • New Public Health Order: The County of Santa Clara Health Officer, Dr. Sara Cody, issued a new order today requiring entities and individuals to report large inventories of personal protective equipment (PPE) and ventilators, in order to understand what supplies currently exist and to plan for a potential hospital surge. Reporting is due by 11:59 p.m. on April 15 via an online survey. Read the Press Release and Full County Order

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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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