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FLASH REPORT #70- COVID-19 Mitigation and Response

Post Date:04/22/2020 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  

  • Connecting with Nature on Earth Day: Throughout the COVID-19 response, the animals at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo continue to receive dedicated, professional quality care. Happy Hollow has exciting news this Earth Day – an endangered black and white ruffed lemur at the Zoo gave birth to a healthy pup on Friday, April 17. To follow updates on the mom and lemur pup, and other animals at the Zoo, visit: The City’s Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Service’s Department is also keeping communities connected to nature during shelter-in-place through social media and the new Virtual Recreation Center.  

Updates from the County of Santa Clara and State of California  

  • Three Additional Early COVID-19 Deaths Announced: Today, the County of Santa Clara Health Officer, Dr. Sara Cody, announced the confirmation of three additional early deaths from COVID-19. All three individuals died before March 9, 2020, the date associated with what was originally thought to be the first COVID-19 death in the county. The County Medical Examiner-Coroner performed autopsies on two individuals who died at home on February 6, 2020 and February 17, 2020. Samples from the two individuals were sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On April 21, the CDC confirmed that tissue samples from both cases are positive for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19). Additionally, the Medical Examiner-Coroner has also confirmed that an individual who died in the county on March 6 died of COVID-19. Dr. Cody clarified that the cases are not associated with relevant travel history and appear to have resulted from community transmission. Read the County press release here
  • California Plans to Resume Delayed Medical Procedures and Preventative Care: Today, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced plans to allow hospitals and health systems to resume delayed medical care for Californians – such as heart valve replacements, angioplasty and tumor removals, and key preventive care services, such as colonoscopies – which were deferred as the state’s health care delivery systems prepared for a surge of COVID-19 patients. The decision was based on progress toward preparing California hospitals and health systems for a surge in COVID-19 patients – one of the six critical indicators the governor unveiled last week as part of the state’s framework for gradually modifying California’s stay-at-home order. 

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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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