San Jose: FLASH REPORT #109 - COVID-19 Mitigation and Response
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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
  • Coronavirus Relief Funding and General Fund Adjustments: The City of San José has received state and federal assistance for its emergency response to COVID-19; the greatest amount has come from the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF), an allocation of $178.3 million to the City authorized by the federal CARES Act. The costs must be returned to the originating funds, such as the General Fund, according to U.S. Treasury Department guidelines. The funds will become available for use in 2020-2021. In response, City Manager Dave Sykes issued a Manager's Budget Addendum (MBA) on May 27 that folds this funding into the City's budget process and restores one-time expenses previously proposed for reduction or not initially included in the budget due to lack of funding. Read the entire MBA on the City's website.   Learn New Skills and Brush Up Existing Skills for Free through work2future: work2future offers an easy-to-access online 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  work2future Virtual Career Fair on June 11: work2future will host their second virtual career fair via Zoom Webinar on June 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  A dozen employers from government, business, technology, manufacturing, construction, and other industries will be actively recruiting for essential and remote work positions available right now. Free online pre-registration is required. A complete list of participating employers, open positions, and registration information can be found at  Vietnamese and Spanish Webinars about the Eviction Moratorium: On Friday, May 29, the Housing Department will host Zoom webinars about the City's eviction moratorium in Vietnamese and Spanish.      
    • The Vietnamese webinar will take place at 10:00 a.m. The Zoom link is If you prefer to call in, the phone number is 408-638-0968, meeting ID 926 0590 5781.          The Spanish webinar will take place at 2:00 p.m. The Zoom link is If you prefer to call in, the phone number is 408-638-0968, meeting ID 964 4592 0361.

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Updates from the County of Santa Clara
  • Free Summer Camp Opportunities for Qualifying Youth: Children ages 18 and under who live in Santa Clara County and are either qualified for CalWORKS or CalFresh benefits (such as free or reduced price meals), a current or former foster youth, on probation, or have special needs, can go to summer camp for free this year. More information is available on the County's Social Services Agency website. The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has issued specific guidance on how summer programs can operate safely, including limiting the number of children per group and following the County's health protocols.

Local Updates
  • May Day for the Arts: May Day for the Arts is a virtual concert to celebrate and support local San Jose performing art groups during the current shelter-in-place. This 4-hour 'virtual Levitt Pavilion' will feature a variety of performances by local artists and producers, for viewing from the comfort of your home. As you enjoy the performances, you will be able to donate directly to the artists themselves through virtual tip jars. Also, at the end of each performance, you will be able to interact live with the performers to ask questions and learn more about who they are and what they do. Presented by Friends of Levitt Pavilion San Jose, Thursday, May 28, 2020, 6:00-10:00 p.m. Register for your free ticket on Eventbrite.

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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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