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FLASH REPORT #79 - COVID-19 Mitigation and Response

Post Date:04/29/2020 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
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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  

  • Administrative Leave and Other Budget Action Updates to City Council: During Item 3.3 in yesterday’s City Council meeting, City Manager Dave Sykes announced, after careful consideration, the decision to end administrative leave for part-time unbenefited and temporary employees, effective May 4. Part-time unbenefited and temporary employees who are unassigned hours are therefore furloughed, and are still considered City employees and will not be required to reapply for their current position when normal operations resume. Administrative leave for full-time and part-time benefited employees will be extended until further notice. Also during Item 3.3, Budget Director Jim Shannon reported the City’s recommended adjustments to the 2019-2020 budgeted revenue estimates and corresponding net reductions to expenditures and reserves to address an anticipated revenue shortfall of $45 million in the current year. Watch the presentation, read the memorandum, or watch the full City Council meeting on the City’s YouTube Channel
  • Wonder Wednesdays at the Virtual Recreation Center: As the shelter-in-place continues, why not take the time to learn something new. Visit the City’s Virtual Recreation Center today and learn how to line dance with one our instructors, or have a virtual meet ‘n greet with some of the animals at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, or try a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) project at home. All activities are free and taught by our great City of San José employees.
  • Nonprofit Providing Free Showers to Unsheltered Community: Dignity on Wheels offers shower and laundry services around the Bay Area. Clients can take a 7-minute timed shower in a private shower room. They can also wash up to two sets of clothing (no shoes, sleeping bags or heavy items). Services are available on a first come basis. View a service schedule on Google Calendar
  • Cancellation of Committee, Board and Commission Meetings: Yesterday, the City Council approved cancellation of City Council Committee, Board and Commission meetings, with a few exceptions, through June 30, 2020. Exceptions include the Rules and Open Government Committee, Deferred Compensation Advisory Committee, Treatment Plant Advisory Committee, Federated Employees Retirement System Board, Police and Fire Department Retirement Board, Work2Future Board, Planning Commission, and Historic Landmarks Commission. These meetings will continue to occur virtually until further notice. 

Updates from the County of Santa Clara: 

  • County Press Conference Today: The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department will host a press conference today to announce updates around COVID-19 response at 11:00 a.m. The press conference will be livestreamed on the Santa Clara County Public Health Department’s Facebook:   

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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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