FLASH REPORT #12 – 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
DATE/TIME OF REPORT: March 13, 2020, 10:30 AM
- San Jose Fire Department: The City of San José has confirmed that members of our San Jose Fire Department have tested positive for COVID-19. As of this update, six sworn personnel have tested positive and we are tracking the status of 70 who may have been exposed. The City will continue to provide updates to these numbers. The Fire Department has been able to successfully backfill all temporarily vacant positions and we expect to maintain normal resource levels indefinitely. After review of the employees’ work assignments, the Fire Department has proceeded to order deep cleaning of Fire Stations 9, 31 and the Fire Training Center. The situation is very fluid, and we are working at the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control, the California Department of Health and Human Services and the Santa Clara Public Health Department. Any individuals who were exposed have already been contacted. If an individual was not contacted, then there is no risk of having been exposed by a SJFD firefighter.
- Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC): The TSA Federal Security Director at SJC has notified us that one more TSA employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee’s last day at work was March 7 and tested positive on March 12. They were last stationed at the Security Identification Display Doors.
- Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC): ANA has announced it will suspend service from SJC to Tokyo (Narita), Japan, starting March 24 until further notice. Before heading to the airport, check with your airline for any flight changes.
- General Plan 4-Year Review Task Force: The Task Force that has been meeting to review the General Plan has cancelled its March 26, 2020 meeting.
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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.