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FLASH REPORT #98 - COVID-19 Mitigation and Response

Post Date:05/12/2020 5:00 PM

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)


City of San Jose Flash Reports: The City of San Jose's flash report updates from the Emergency Operations Center will be disseminated once daily, beginning May 13. Reports will be disseminated at 4:00 p.m.

Updates on City of San José Services and/or Operations  

  • City Manager Update to Council: City Manager Dave Sykes presented an update to the City Council during Item 3.1 on Tuesday, May 5, regarding the City’s response to COVID-19. Dave Sykes and officials from the City of San Jose’s Emergency Operations Center discussed insights gleaned from recent data on COVID-19 in the city and county as well as the steps needed to reopen and recover from the outbreak. The City Council Meeting is still live and can be watched on the City’s YouTube Channel.  
  • Flyover Salute to Honor Heroes: On Wednesday, May 13, the California Air National Guard’s 144th Fighter Wing from Fresno, CA will perform a flyover throughout California, flying over the San Jose region at approximately 10:56 a.m. The flyover is a salute to the brave healthcare heroes, first responders, and essential workers on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19. If you capture this special moment from your home, use #144FW, #AmericaStrong and #CalGuard when you post your photo/video to social media. For more details, read Cal Guard’s press release here.  
  • Attend a Community Budget Meeting: Mayor Sam Liccardo will host a series of virtual community budget meetings between May 13 and May 20. The first meeting is scheduled for tomorrow, May 13, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The meeting will be hosted virtually via Zoom ( with the option to call in (888-475-4499 Meeting ID: 970 4691 7281). To see additional dates or for more information, visit A flyer is available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese
  • Keep Essential Workers Safe with Proper Disposal Tips: The City of San José’s Environmental Services Department in partnership with our contractors, has continued to provide uninterrupted recycling, waste, and yard trimming services during shelter-in-place orders. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to our recycling drivers and sorters during this time, throw away used masks and gloves in the garbage. In addition, fit all extra recyclable cardboard in your recycling cart or hold the materials until the following week. For more information, visit
  • Drivers – Slow Down and Save Lives During COVID-19: With more and more people walking and biking on our streets for exercise and recreation during the COVID-19 pandemic, including families with young children, it is more important than ever to drive safely. Slowing down and even going below the 25-mph speed limit on residential streets helps create a safe environment for pedestrians and bicyclists. When it comes to driving in residential neighborhoods, “20 is plenty.” Driving safely also helps our hospitals, which are on the front line in the fight against COVID-19. Treating injuries from high-speed vehicle collisions places additional burdens on our doctors and nurses. We are all in this together. For more information on traffic safety in San José, visit
  • Park Maintenance Now Underway: In tandem with reopening some park amenities, the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) Department is resuming seasonal park maintenance after reducing services following the County’s initial shelter-in-place order. PRNS has implemented safety practices to safeguard maintenance staff who have begun returning to normal work duties. Essential services like mowing and weeding allows us to keep parks safe for people to use for mental and physical health, and helps create a fire safe community by reducing fuel for fire. PRNS’ maintenance teams will prioritize parks with overgrown lawns and invasive weeds. All 206 parks and 65 sports fields will be mowed biweekly. Staff will mow up to 130 parks a week. Contact or 408-793-5510 to report concerns in parks.   
  • Public Service Announcement (PSA): Rev. Ray Montgomery of People Acting in Community Together (PACT) has an important message: Keep up the good work of staying at home. Remember to go outside only for essential activities, practice social distancing and wash your hands. Visit for resources on rent, food or if you’re a small business owner. Watch the video on the City of San Jose’s YouTube channel: Rev. Ray Montgomery
  • Planning Commission Meeting: The Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m. will be held using a Zoom conference call that is open to the public and enables public comments. Use Zoom link: or call 1-877-853-5247, meeting ID: 974-7494-1394#. Agenda and details on how to submit comments for this meeting are available at

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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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