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FLASH REPORT #69 - COVID-19 Mitigation and Response

Post Date:04/22/2020 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)


CITY MANAGER UPDATE TO COUNCIL: City Manager Dave Sykes provided a comprehensive update to the City Council on Tuesday regarding the City’s response to COVID-19 and its continuity of operations plans. The City Manager and officials from the City’s Emergency Operations Center provided updates on food distribution, emergency housing, and the City’s Virtual Local Assistance Center for residents, businesses and nonprofits. View the entire presentation on the City’s YouTube Channel. 

Updates on City of San José Services and/or Operations  

  • Virtual Recreation Center: As the world changes at an unprecedented pace, take time to look at the world differently. Visit the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department’s new Virtual Recreation Center for recommended activities that may instill and inspire a sense of wonder, such as PRNS’ weekly 360 video, Earth Day activities, resources for learning a new language and more. Share what you're learning at home by using the hashtag #StayHomeSV. 
  • Volunteer with Silicon Valley Strong: During this unprecedented time, Silicon Valley Strong has been an active website for those that want to volunteer and help the region’s most vulnerable. During National Volunteer Week, we thank those that have registered and have volunteered at many of our local nonprofits and community-based organizations. The City is partnering with the Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits, along with Silicon Valley Talent Partnership to place volunteers where they are needed most. By working together, volunteers can provide the extra support, where scaling production is part of this emergency situation. To donate or volunteer, visit    
  • Watch Local Arts Performances Online: Several Santa Clara County-based arts organizations are offering free and low-cost versions of concerts and shows to area residents. All of them are also accepting donations in these tough times. 
    • City Lights Theater Company presents a preview performance of the world premiere of “Coded,” written and directed by Kirsten Brandt, about female game designers. Viewing is free, but the company is asking for pay-what-you-can donations.  
    • The Hammer Theater is partnering with National Theatre At Home to present specially selected and family-friendly titles to stream for free. Titles are available for one week only. Select screening will also hold post-screening discussion webinars hosted by San José State University faculty on Sundays at 4:00 p.m
    • Magical Bridge Foundation is hosting a series of live-streamed family-friendly music and entertainment performances daily at noon on its Facebook page. Performances will be archived for all to access on the page later. 
    • Opera San Jose is streaming a performance of Mozart’s Idomeneo, the story of a Trojan princess who falls in love with a Greek prince. The stream is free through May 18.  
    • San Jose Jazz is hosting a “Live From Home” virtual performance series, featuring artists performing a 30-minute concert live via San Jose Jazz’s Facebook page at 7 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. A donation link will be set up for each live stream with all proceeds going to the artists.  
    • Teatro Visión is streaming a series of videos from January’s performance of “Luz: A Shadow Play Inspired by Senior Stories” by Cristal González Avila. Watch for free on their YouTube page.  
    • TheatreWorks Silicon Valley is streaming its hit musical version of “Pride and Prejudice.” The show will be available for $4.99 rental or $19.99 purchase at  
    • The San Francisco Chronicle is keeping a running list of Bay Area arts groups with online events in its Datebook

Update from the County of Santa Clara: 

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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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