San Jose: FLASH REPORT #112 - 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
  • City Manager Update to Council: City Manager Dave Sykes presented an update to the City Council during Item 3.1 today, June 2, regarding the City's response to COVID-19. Dave and officials from the Emergency Operations Center discussed expanding coronavirus testing efforts, as well as recent activation of the City's cooling centers, preparation for wildfire season, and a digital inclusion update. The City Council Meeting is still live and can be watched on the City's YouTube Channel.   Five San Jose Cooling Centers Open Tuesday-Wednesday, June 2-3: The Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department will open five cooling centers to provide residents with a cool place to beat the heat projected for Tuesday-Wednesday, June 2-3. The cooling centers will operate from 1:00-7:00 p.m. on both days. Due to current COVID-19 County Health Orders, capacity will be limited. Residents who visit a cooling center must follow all county guidelines, including maintaining a physical distance of 6 feet from others, wearing a face covering, and staying home if they are sick. For the safety of staff and other cooling center visitors, a simple health screen will be performed. The screening consists of taking a visitor temperature with an infrared thermometer, and asking the following health questions: "Have you had a fever, dry cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing in the last two weeks?" To ensure access and maintain social distance guidelines, all large belongings, such as bicycles should remain outside. Service dogs are allowed indoors. San José community centers are vital assets that provide residents with a safe place during emergencies. For more information on how to stay cool, visit The cooling center locations are:
    • Mayfair Community Center; 2039 Kammerer Ave. San José, CA 95116          Camden Community Center; 3369 Union Ave. San José, CA 95124          Seven Trees Community Center; 3590 Cas Dr. San José, CA 95111          Roosevelt Community Center; 901 E. Santa Clara St. San José, CA 95116          Cypress Community Center; 403 Cypress Ave. San José, CA 95117
  • Historic Landmarks Commission: The Historic Landmarks Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, June 3 at 6:30 p.m. will be held using a Zoom conference call that is open to the public and enables public comments. Use Zoom link View the agenda at See page 2 of the meeting agenda for complete instructions on how to participate by mobile devices or by phone and how to submit comments. Public Service Announcement (PSA): Veronica Goei, Executive Director of Grail Family Services, reminds us to contact the City of San José Virtual Local Assistance Center at 311 or visit to find information on food, housing, unemployment, etc. Watch the video on the City of San José's YouTube channel.  LIVE Yoga Class: Awaken your mind and body with Gentle Yoga, beginning at 5 p.m. every Wednesday in June with City Class Instructor Terre. This free one hour class provides a gentle way to stretch and release tension. Visit the City's Virtual Recreation Center for daily activities and over a hundred fun resources at home during the shelter-in-place:

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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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