FLASH REPORT #92 - 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
- Public Service Announcement (PSA): Dheerj Jasuja, District 10 Youth Commissioner for City of San José, has a message: We’re making a big difference in slowing the spread of COVID-19. Stay home, six feet apart when outside and support our local businesses. We’re all in this together. Watch the video on the City of San José’s YouTube channel: Dheerj Jasuja.
- Park Amenity Reopening: By Order of the County of Santa Clara County Health Officer, the City of San Jose's Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services closed more than 1,000 amenities that are reopening in a phased approach. Golf courses reopened on Tuesday, May 5 with added protocols and health guidelines. Starting Saturday, May 9, the following amenities will begin to open: pickleball, bocce ball, tennis courts, disc golf, skateparks and horseshoes. Due to the large number of amenities, reopening’s will take place over the course of the following weeks and will be staggered throughout the month of May. Those who choose to use opened park amenities are expected to abide by all posted signage as well as the Orders and guidance from the County Health Officer. This includes staying out of closed amenities, no sharing of recreational equipment, and only using open facilities with members of your household. For more information about park amenities, visit bit.ly/prnsreopens.
- Schools Can Now Schedule a Virtual Storytime and Class Visit to the Library: This Teacher’s Appreciation Week, the San Jose Public Library (SJPL) announced its new virtual services for all San Jose schools. Teachers now have the ability to take their students on a virtual field trip to their local SJPL branch library where a librarian will greet them, present a special storytime and academic related resources available to both educators and students for free. To make this opportunity happen, SJPL Librarian, Charmaine C., prototyped the new virtual offering. Teachers and schools are encouraged to schedule their virtual field trip and storytime by submitting a request at: www.sjpl.org/visit.
Updates from the County of Santa Clara and State of California
- Eased State Restrictions Not Yet Applicable in Bay Area: California Governor Gavin Newsom announced further details on the State’s plan to allow some businesses to reopen beginning tomorrow, with modifications to their operations, as the State cautiously moves into Stage 2 of recovery and reopening. In response, the Santa Clara County Public Health Department issued a news release acknowledging the State’s update and clarifying that the May 4 health order issued by six Bay Area counties and the City of Berkeley remains in effect. As the stricter of the two orders, the local regulations supersede the State order. “The Bay Area orders do not currently permit curbside pickup from non-essential, non-outdoor businesses,” said the County in its statement, “and that is not allowed to begin on Friday, May 8.” The County Public Health Department will continue to study the indicators it has established to learn how the coronavirus is affecting local communities and amend the local health order as warranted in the best interest of community health.
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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.