FLASH REPORT #76 - COVID-19 Mitigation and Response
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
- Federal Loan Programs for Small Businesses and Nonprofits Reopen: Funding has been replenished for the federal Payroll Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) programs. Applications are currently being accepted from nonprofits and small businesses. Funds are not anticipated to last long, so apply as soon as possible. Visit www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options for more information and to apply.
- Fire Department: San Jose Fire Department has created a series of multi-lingual public safety messages in support of the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department’s Shelter-in-Place Order. Videos are available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese on the SJFD YouTube channel.
Update from the County of Santa Clara
- County Shelter-in-Place Order to be Extended: The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department has announced that later this week a revised health order will be issued by the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara as well as the City of Berkeley. The revised order will largely keep the current restrictions in place and extend them through May, though it will include limited easing of specific restrictions for a small number of lower-risk activities. The Public Health Department is emphasizing that, despite progress in slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus, we are still in the early stages of the global pandemic. Staying at home and practicing physical distancing remain crucial for preventing further outbreaks. “As effective as our efforts have been,” the Public Health Department wrote in a statement, “if we move too fast to ease restrictions, the potential of exponential spread could have grave impacts to health and wellness of our residents as well as the economy.” Read the full announcement on the Public Health Department’s website.
Updates from State of California
- Initiatives to Support Older Californians During COVID-19 Pandemic: On Friday, Governor Newsom announced a series of initiatives to support vulnerable, older Californians who are isolating at home during California’s stay at home order such as restaurant delivery for seniors, the Social Bridging Project and Friendship Line California. This first-in-the nation program will enlist community restaurants to prepare meals that will be delivered to older Californians who are isolating at home. These actions will support the approximately 1.2 million Californians over the age of 65 who live alone. Read the full press release here.
Other Local Updates
- San Jose Sharks Establish COVID-19 Relief Fund to Augment Existing Support of Part-Time Staff: The San Jose Sharks announced today the establishment of the Sharks Sports & Entertainment COVID-19 Relief Fund that will provide individual grants to the more than 1,800 part-time staff at SAP Center at San Jose, Solar4America Ice at San Jose, Solar4America Ice at Fremont, and Oakland Ice Center who are currently unable to work due to event cancellations and facility closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds will be distributed to individuals who apply and qualify through an online registration process. Sharks ownership, players, coaches, front office staff, corporate partners, and close supporters of the organization have already pledged more than $200,000 to launch the fund. The Sharks encourage all fans with available resources to make a monetary donation to the fund in support of the people who help make SAP Center events possible and manage Sharks facilities. Public donations will be accepted starting Monday, April 27 and will continue through Saturday, July 25. To make a donation, visit sjsharks.com/covid19relief.
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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.