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FLASH REPORT #114 - COVID-19 Mitigation and Response

Post Date:06/04/2020 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

  • Face Coverings Now Required in San José: On Tuesday, the San José City Council passed an ordinance requiring members of the public to wear face coverings when outside of their homes including:
    • Inside of any business (indoors or outdoors);
    • Waiting in line to enter a business or retrieve items with curbside pickup;
    • Engaging in essential infrastructure work;
    • Obtaining healthcare services; and
    • Waiting for or riding public transit.

Exceptions include: exercising outdoors, like walking, hiking, bicycling, or running; children 6 years old or younger; anyone who has trouble breathing, is incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove a face covering without assistance; anyone who has been advised by a medical professional not to wear a face covering; and any worker to the extent wearing a face covering creates a safety hazard at work under established health and safety guidelines.

  • Summer Camp Scholarships Now Available: Scholarships are available for families and individuals who meet the qualifications. You can apply during scholarship priority registration tomorrow Friday, June 5 or Saturday, June 6 at the locations and times noted below. Current Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department scholarship recipients can register for a camp on these same days and locations. Scholarships can be used at all camp programs, including Happy Hollow Park & Zoo specialty camps. Beginning on Monday, June 8, registration will open to the public and space is limited. Camps begin on June 15 for children between the ages of 5 and 12. Summer camps are modified to ensure health and safety following State and County guidelines. Face coverings are required, daily health screenings will be performed, and each camp will be limited to no more than 12 children. Please note, these community centers will only be open for scholarship priority registration and no other programming will be available. 

    • Almaden Community Center 
      Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
      Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
      6445 Camden Ave., San Jose, CA 95120 

    • Berryessa Community Center 
      Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
      3050 Berryessa Rd., San Jose, CA 95132 

    • Emma Prusch Farm Park 
      Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
      647 S King Rd., San Jose, CA 95116 

    • Evergreen Community Center 
      Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
      4860 San Felipe Rd., San Jose, CA 95135 

    • Mayfair Community Center 
      Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
      2039 Kammerer Ave., San Jose, CA 95116 

    • Roosevelt Community Center 
      Friday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
      Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
      901 E Santa Clara St., San Jose, CA 95116 

    • Seven Trees Community Center 
      Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
      Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  3590 Cas Dr., San Jose, CA 95111  

    • Southside Community Center 
      Friday: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. 
      Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
      5585 Cottle Rd., San Jose, CA 95123 

    • Willow Glen Community Center 
      Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
      Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
      2175 Lincoln Ave., San Jose, CA 95125

  • LIVE Walking Safety Conversation with San Jose’s Vision Zero and California Walks Team: Connect with San Jose’s Vision Zero and California Walks team at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, June 5 to learn tips for older adult pedestrian safety while out in the community. Visit the City's Virtual Recreation Center for daily activities and over a hundred fun resources at home during the shelter-in-place:
  • Learn New Skills, Brush Up Existing Skills—Free through work2future: work2future offers an easy-to-access on-line learning service to brush up on skills or pick up new ones for residents who’ve been sheltering at home and are contemplating a return to places of work as the economy begins to reopen in phases. Work2future offers the SkillUp America program from Metrix Learning at no cost to learners. Interested individuals can learn more and register for the program at Enrollment in work2future is not needed to access the 5,000 courses available for free. However, enrolling in work2future also opens doors to many other career-oriented resources for residents. A full range of information can be found at

Local Updates

  • Downtown San Jose Farmers’ Market Opening Postponed: The Downtown San Jose Farmers' Market seasonal opening will be delayed one week to June 12 due to several growers being unable to attend. The market will be open for seniors and those with health vulnerabilities from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. And, for all shoppers 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For more information, visit the Farmers’ Market webpage.

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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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