FLASH REPORT #14 - 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
On March 15, Governor Gavin Newsom recommended home isolation for all seniors 65+ years in age and those with chronic health conditions. He also directed all bars, nightclubs, wineries, and breweries temporarily close.
To view the governor’s full press conference, click here.
Updates on City of San José Services and/or Operations
- Bascom Community Center: The Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department has been informed that a volunteer at the Battle of Bay Power Soccer event that took place at Bascom Community Center on Saturday, March 7 has since tested positive for COVID-19. The volunteer was asymptomatic on March 7. The City has engaged the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department and continues to follow the County’s guidance for preventing the spread of COVID-19. The City has ordered a deep cleaning of Bascom Community Center.
- San José Fire Department: The San José Fire Department continues to track and support its members who are sick from, or have been exposed to COVID-19. As of this update, 10 sworn personnel have tested positive and 57 who may have been exposed are being monitored. The City will continue to provide updates to these numbers. The Fire Department’s first responders continue to use enhanced personal protective equipment (PPE) in the form of masks, gloves, goggles, and gowns. Community members we make contact with should not be alarmed when seeing this PPE in use, as it is intended to avoid potential exposures to the public and our members. The Fire Department is maintaining normal resource levels.
Esta información está disponible en español en www.sanjoseca.gov.
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.