FLASH REPORT #94 - 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
- Reminder – Lake Cunningham Action Sports Park Closed: With the weekend approaching, some park amenities will begin to reopen with new protocols in place. San José closed more than 1,000 amenities that will reopen in a phased approach. Starting this weekend of May 9, certain amenities approved by the County Health Officer will begin to open, including skateparks, with the exception of Lake Cunningham Action Sports Park (LCASP). LCASP will remain closed until further notice as staff prepare plans for reopening with program modifications. For a current list of park and facility closures, visit bit.ly/prnscancellations.
- Tow-Away Signs for Construction: Tow-away signs for construction activities will once again be issued beginning Monday, May 11. Due to ongoing concerns regarding the potential transmission of COVID-19, the provision of tow-away signs will be done by a combination of emailed applications, payment over the phone, and curbside sign pick-up appointments at City Hall. For more information, visit: www.sanjoseca.gov/your-government/departments/transportation/permits.
- Landscaping Services Resume Monday: Following the revised County Health Order, which permits outdoor businesses to resume operations, the Department of Transportation (DOT) will resume non-emergency landscaping services beginning Monday, May 11. DOT will be spraying to prevent and abate weeds, performing routine landscape maintenance, and addressing resident concerns. Landscaping services will initially focus on the areas of the city with the greatest need. Crews will adhere to social distancing guidelines and wear appropriate personal protective equipment.
- Webinar on Online Marketing – A Conversation with Facebook: Businesses impacted by COVID-19, including non-profit organizations, independent contractors, and sole proprietors, are invited to join an interactive virtual workshop with Facebook and Nextdoor at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 14 to learn the best practices for social media marketing strategy. They will learn how to use the Facebook, Instagram, and Nextdoor platforms to increase customer reach and engagement. This workshop is hosted by the City of San José in partnership with Facebook Inc., Nextdoor, and BusinessOwnerSpace.com. To RSVP, visit bit.ly/SS-RSVP-0514. To watch the previous workshops, visit bit.ly/OEDSJ.
- Community Connection Hour presented by the SJPL’s Family Learning Center: San José Public Library’s (SJPL) Family Learning Center (FLC) Coordinators have created the Community Connection Hour, a virtual one-stop shop on Thursdays at 1 p.m. where residents can ask questions in English, Spanish or Vietnamese and get reliable information in a safe, secure space. In addition to the weekly event, FLCs are spending time connecting with partners during the week, researching changes in services, and staying up-to-date on upcoming events and resources that may be helpful for community members. For more information and to join the virtual program, visit: bit.ly/3fDCgxV.
- City of San José Community Budget Meetings: Mayor Sam Liccardo will host a series of virtual community meetings between May 13 and May 20 to share information on his proposed budget and hear from the community on this topic. This series of meetings will be hosted virtually via Zoom with the option to call-in. To see the available dates and times and learn more about the budget process, visit www.sjmayor.org/budget. A flyer is available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
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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.