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FLASH REPORT #64 - COVID-19 Mitigation and Response

Post Date:04/17/2020 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  

  • Development Services Update on Final Inspections: City inspectors will provide final inspections, as allowed under the March 31 County Public Health Order Section 13(d), for all projects where work was ready for a final inspection prior to March 31. Specifically, final inspections will be rescheduled for those that were canceled at the start of the County Order and where construction was completed and confirmed as ready for final inspection. No continuation of construction that is not allowed under the County Order should proceed. Inspectors will wear protective gear, practice social distancing, and will not proceed at any site where conditions appear unsafe. City staff will contact eligible projects to reschedule. For more information, see the Construction Guidance and Remote Procedures at
  •  Fire Department: Fire Chief Robert Sapien, Jr. provides an update on how the San José Fire Department has risen to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic while continuing to protect and serve the San José community in a video recently shared on SJFD’s YouTube channel. Learn how first responders have adjusted their response model and safety practices at worksites as well as how you can help our first responders before they arrive on scene to assist you during an emergency. 
  • Continue to Take Care of Your Mental Health: Take care of your mental health by making movement a part of your daily routine. Even 10 minutes of movement can help. Try to maintain your normal routine as much as possible. For more resources and tips on how to take care of your mental health while sheltering in place, 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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