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FLASH REPORT #83 - COVID-19 Mitigation and Response

Post Date:05/01/2020 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)


Updates on City of San José Services and/or Operations  

  • Virtual Local Assistance Center is Here to Help: With the County of Santa Clara extending the Shelter-in-Place Order though May 31, you may be wondering how to access helpful government services. The City's Virtual Local Assistance Center is here to help. The website includes information about where food is being distributed and where to get help with housing, rent, and eviction issues. It also covers unemployment services, domestic violence services, and how to keep healthy during the pandemic. Residents can also call 311 for the same information. 
  • Virtual Recreation Center – Field Trip Friday: Today in the Virtual Recreation Center you can take a tour of Disney World and experience some of your favorite rides. You can also enjoy a core and balance workout and end the day learning how to bake some of your favorite Disney recipes.   

Updates from the State of California

  • Marriage Licenses via Videoconference: Yesterday, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that will allow adults to obtain marriage licenses via videoconferencing rather than in person amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Adults will be able to get a marriage license, at the discretion of their local county clerk, through videoconferencing, as long as both adults are located within the State of California, are present, and can present identification during the video conference. Additionally, adults who wish to be married can conduct a ceremony to solemnize the marriage via videoconference, as long as both parties are present, and have at least one witness who can join the live video conference. The provisions will be in place for the next 60 days for those who wish to be married during that time.  

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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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