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FLASH REPORT #65 - COVID-19 Mitigation and Response

Post Date:04/20/2020 10:00 AM

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  

  • Food Distribution – School Lunches during Spring Break: Through the City of San José’s Silicon Valley Strong Initiative and the countywide food distribution collaborative, Santa Clara County school districts are working together to ensure children have access to food during spring break by redirecting them to a different school district location. For information on the site nearest you, visit Also, visit the Santa Clara County Office of Education website for the most up-to-date information about site closures and meal distribution. 
  • Virtual Recreation Center Live Today: Today, the Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) Department is launching a new Virtual Recreation Center to fulfill its mission of Connecting People Through Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services For An Active San José. The virtual center supports physical and mental health through online learning and creative at-home activities. This digital resource will include links to live pilot classes, recorded entertainment, online resources, and fun educational activities for all ages. The Virtual Recreation Center will feature PRNS community centers, partners, attractions like Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, 360 degree park views and more. Get your blood pumping with online workouts, dive into digital excursions, and enjoy learning through fun - all from the safety of your home -
  • National Volunteer Week (April 19-25, 2020): National Volunteer Week is a time to recognize all the wonderful work of volunteers. Throughout the year, volunteers are an integral part of our community, contribute in countless ways, and help make our city a better place. Our libraries, the San Jose Airport, animal services, environmental services, active adult/senior programs, the Anti-Litter/Anti-Graffiti program, Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, community centers and parks benefit from their donations of time and energy. Our non-profits and community based organizations are filled with generous volunteers that create programs and funding that help those in need. During this pandemic, Silicon Valley Strong volunteers have stepped up to serve the community and ensure food security for our most vulnerable residents. During this special National Volunteer Week, we thank each and every volunteer for supporting our people, in all our communities. 

Updates from the County of Santa Clara 

  • Public is Strongly Urged to Wear Face Coverings: The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has issued expanded guidance, strongly urging all individuals to wear face coverings when outside of their homes performing essential activities. “Face coverings” refers to bandanas, scarves, towels, or other pieces of cloth or fabric worn over the mouth and nose. Face coverings are especially important for activities such as doctor appointments, grocery shopping, pharmacy visits, and riding on public transit, when being near people outside of one's own household is unavoidable. Face coverings are not recommended while exercising, as it may cause breathing issues. Medical masks, such as N-95 and surgical masks, should be reserved for healthcare settings. Read the full guidance for more details and exceptions to the recommendation.  

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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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