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FLASH REPORT #52 - COVID-19 Mitigation and Response

Post Date:04/09/2020 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  

  • Pausing Library Donations: Due to the temporary closure of all San José Public Library buildings, the library is not accepting book donations at this time. Help keep the exterior of the libraries clean and clutter-free by not leaving donations outside. Once the libraries re-open, donations of books will be accepted, but until then, the library appreciates your understanding and cooperation. Stay updated on all SJPL news by following @SanJoseLibrary on social media, or subscribing to the newsletter:
  • Update: Additional parking lots at neighborhood parks will be closed over the holiday weekend. To prevent overcrowding, San Jose regional parks and neighborhood park 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, see full list below. Social gatherings, including 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. See table below for a full list of closures. To stay current with the list of closures, check:
 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 
  • Canyon Creek Park 
  • Cataldi Park
  • Flickinger Park
  • Fowler Creek Park
  • Guadalupe Gardens 
  • Houge Park 
  • Kirk Park 
  • Lone Bluff 
  • Los Paseos 
  • Penitencia Creek Park 
  • Ramac Park
  • Ryland Park
  • San Antonio Tot Lot 
  • Silver Creek Linear Park & Picnic Area 
  • Starbird Park
  • Tamien Park 
  • Vista Montana Park
  • Vista Park 
  • Watson Park


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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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