FLASH REPORT #85 - 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
- New FREE Testing Site for High-Risk Individuals Opens in East San José: The City of San José and County of Santa Clara have facilitated a new drive-through COVID-19 testing site in East San José in collaboration with Verily’s Baseline COVID-19 Program. Beginning today, May 4, testing in San José will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday by appointment only at PAL Stadium, located at 680 S. 34th St. This supplements a testing site at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, located at 344 Tully Road, that opened in March and will now also operate Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free screening and testing are a service of the state of California through Verily, an Alphabet company. Santa Clara County residents can use the Baseline COVID-19 Program online screener and appointment scheduling system at www.projectbaseline.com/COVID19 to screen their symptoms and, if eligible, make an appointment for testing. The website is also available in Spanish at www.projectbaseline.com/intl/es-419/study/covid-19/. Learn more about the testing program and eligibility by reading today’s joint press release with the County of Santa Clara.
Updates from the State of California:
- Help Finding Childcare for Essential Workers: California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a new online portal to help essential workers find childcare. Visit mychildcare.ca.gov for information on licensed childcare providers that are currently open including location, health and safety details, ages of children served, capacity, and hours of care. Users can enter their address to find local options. Since the start of the pandemic, the state has allocated $100 million to increase the number of subsidized childcare slots to accommodate the children of essential workers and to cover the cost of gloves, face coverings and cleaning supplies for providers. The federal government will also provide the state $350 million for childcare provider assistance.
Updates from the County of Santa Clara and Other Agencies
- Understand the Revised Health Order In Your Language: The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department has prepared videos explaining aspects of the revised health order, which goes into effect today. Visit the Health Department’s YouTube channel for video public service announcements in American Sign Language, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Tagalog.
- VTA Requires Face Coverings: The revised health order requires that public transit personnel and riders wear face coverings while on a transit vehicle. That means anyone boarding VTA vehicles will have to comply by donning a face covering and continue to adhere to social distancing requirements to the greatest extent feasible. Bus and light rail operators will also be wearing face coverings while in their vehicles. More details on the new “No Mask, No Ride” policy are on Valley Transportation Authority’s blog.
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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.