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FLASH REPORT #67 - COVID-19 Mitigation and Response

Post Date:04/21/2020 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)


San José City Council Meeting: During today’s City Council Meeting, City Manager Dave Sykes will provide an update about emergency housing, food distribution, the Local Assistance Center, and more in Item 3.1. The virtual meeting will start at 1:30 p.m. Councilmembers and presenters will teleconference from remote locations. The public can watch the meeting on the City’s YouTube Channel. To make public comment during the meeting, email Additional instructions for public comment are posted in the meeting agenda.

Updates on City of San José Services and/or Operations  

  • Virtual Local Assistance Center for Residents Now Available: The City of San José has launched a Virtual Local Assistance Center for residents on its website. The resource is a one-stop-shop with critical government services for residents who have been impacted by COVID-19. Residents and community partners can access information and resources for food assistance, immigrant communities, housing, employment, health and wellness, and utilities. If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, you can fill out the contact form and a City employee will follow up with you in 3 business days. San Jose also continues to update information and resources for businesses and nonprofits on it’s website.
  • Virtual Recreation Center: Today the City's new Virtual Recreation Center features suggestions for thoughtful activities at home, such as live yoga with a recreation instructor, tips on supporting your teenagers at home, and story time with your children. There are many ways to be thoughtful and show consideration for others. Visit the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services new Virtual Recreation Center:, and share what you're learning at home by using the hashtag #StayHomeSV.
  • Free Webinar on Legal and Financial Help for Small Businesses: Do you have questions about the Payroll Protection Program, Small Business Administration grants and loans, or other COVID-19 relief programs? Companies, nonprofit organizations, independent contractors, and sole proprietors are invited to join the City's free webinar on April 23 at 3 p.m. Start Small Think Big will provide help with the legal, financial, and operational challenges created by COVID-19. An experienced attorney will address these subjects and answer your questions live. Register for the webinar at Check out other upcoming workshops at


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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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