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FLASH REPORT #101 - COVID-19 Mitigation and Response

Post Date:05/15/2020 4:00 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)


Updates on City of San José Services and/or Operations

  • New Round of Business Grants at LISC Verizon - Apply Now: The LISC Verizon small business grant program is now open for applications. The deadline for applications is 8:59 p.m. on Wednesday May 20. Awards will be made to qualified businesses, and eligibility is based on accurate and complete submission. Priority will be given especially to entrepreneurs of color, women and veteran-owned businesses and other enterprises in historically under-served places who don’t have access to flexible, affordable capital. Successful awards will receive grants between $5,000 and $10,000. All awardees will have to certify that they are promoting the best interests of the community and are negatively impacted by the Covid-19 crisis. View the eligibility requirements and FAQ’s before applying.
  • Public Service Announcement (PSA): Rushil Srivastava, Youth Commissioner for the City of San José, gives a shout-out to San José youth for helping elderly and homeless residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. He reminds high school seniors that we’re all in this together and to stay strong. Watch the video on the City of San José’s YouTube channel. 
  • Experience the Sights of Viva CalleSJ Virtually: Virtually enjoy the semiannual Viva CalleSJ. The open streets event scheduled for Sunday, May 17 can still be enjoyed by visiting the City’s Virtual Recreation Center at Despite shelter in place, join in the fun of walking, skating, or bike riding on the virtual route right from your home. Virtual Cinco de Viva CalleSJ highlights the communities and showcases the local businesses along the scheduled route. The planned route for the Cinco de Viva CalleSJ included the east side on Alum Rock Avenue heading west to downtown San Jose, cutting through San Jose State University to First Street.
  • Downtown San José Farmers’ Market: Effective June 5, the Downtown San José Farmers’ Market will return to San Pedro Street for its 28th season. Being considered an essential service, the farmers’ market will adhere to social distancing protocols and guidelines to ensure the healthy and safety of customers. Visit here for more information on the list of changes.  
  • Virtual Trip to Yellowstone: Take a tour of Yellowstone National Park from the comfort of your home. Virtual tours are a great way to explore new places outside - at home. Visit the City's Virtual Recreation Center for daily suggestions on ways to stay active at home during the shelter in place. Explore more options at

Updates from the County of Santa Clara

  • Child Abuse Reporting: With children not being in school, the probability of child abuse and neglect being detected can decrease. If anyone in the community suspects child abuse and/or neglect, we would like to encourage everyone to contact 1-833-SCC-KIDS (1-833-722-5437) and report it.


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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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