FLASH REPORT #110 - 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)
County Order to Shelter-in-Place Applies Until Further Notice: As a reminder, the current order to shelter-in-place, issued by the Santa Clara County Health Officer on May 22, will stay in effect until it is modified or rescinded by the health officer. The previous order had an end date of May 31 that no longer applies. For more information about the County’s health orders, visit the County Public Health Department’s novel coronavirus website.
Updates on City of San José Services and/or Operations
- City Seeks Local Vendors for Reopening Supplies: San Jose’s Office of Economic Development is developing an online resource to connect local businesses with local suppliers of products and services necessary to reopen safely. Email us at email@example.com if you live and/or work in San Jose and manufacture or resell face coverings; see-through shields, partitions, cubes, dividers; hand sanitizer; COVID-19-related signs, decals, posters, etc.; disinfection/cleaning supplies and services; consulting services on social/physical distancing planning. We will review the submissions for inclusion on our COVID-19 business guidance webpage: www.sjeconomy.com/covid19businessinfo.
- City’s Nonprofit Partners Collaborate on Food Distribution to our Community: Loaves and Fishes Family Kitchen along with The Health Trust and Martha’s Kitchen proudly accepted a $1.2 million grant from the City to ensure that low-income families and individuals, homeless families and individuals, seniors, and those who are disabled have access to nutritious meals during shelter-in-place. Agency staff have been working tirelessly at distributing meals at multiple locations all over the City including homeless shelters. Starting from mid-March when shelter-in-place first started till the end of May, the consortium of agencies served upwards of 180,000 meals to nearly 80,000 people in our community. We are deeply grateful to our partners for this essential service.
- Help for Restaurants in the “New Normal”: The City is hosting a webinar to guide restaurants and other food establishments through best practices to be more efficient with inventory management, table distancing, take-out protocol, and other factors you will need to consider for re-opening safely and responsibly. This interactive virtual workshop is facilitated by Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 4. This workshop is hosted by the City of San Jose in partnership with SBDC, BusinessOwnerSpace.com partners, and others. To RSVP, visit https://sanjoseca.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fp7l2yUFRdy5IYxPB-sBtg. To watch the previous webinars, visit bit.ly/OEDSJ.
- Live Zumba Gold Class: Dance, socialize and stay active every Monday at 10:00 a.m. with Volunteer Instructor, Jamie for a free modified Zumba class for active older adults. Visit the City's Virtual Recreation Center for daily activities and over a hundred fun resources at home during the shelter-in-place: bit.ly/sjvirtualrec.
Updates from the County of Santa Clara
- LGBTQ COVID-19 Town Hall: The Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services Department is organizing a series of culturally focused virtual town hall meetings to address COVID-related stress, anxiety, and other mental health issues. In honor of May being Mental Health Awareness Month and to kick off June as Pride Month, the Q Corner Peer Support Group is hosting an LGBTQ Town Hall on Monday, June 1 at 3:30 p.m. Panelists will include Dr. Jules Chyten-Brennan from the Valley Health Center Downtown Gender Health Center, Dr. Kim Balsam from Palo Alto University, and Gender-Affirming Clinical Consultant Lida Vala. Register at www.surveymonkey.com/r/LGBTQTownHall.
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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.