San Jose: FLASH REPORT #165 - COVID-19 Response and Recovery
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The following is information about the City of San José's response to slow and reduce the spread of COVID-19 and support our most at-risk communities.


City of San José
Emergency Operations Center

Carolina Camarena / Vicki Day, City of San José Media Line: 408-535-7777
City of San José Customer Contact Center: 3-1-1 or 408-535-3500


Updates on City of San José Services and/or Operations
  • Disaster Preparation and Recovery: The City of San José and Joint Venture Silicon Valley are supporting a free workshop to connect businesses with resources needed to adequately prepare for and recover from all types of disasters. The workshop, hosted by the statewide Outsmart Disaster campaign, will be held Wednesday, June 30, from 2 to 3 p.m. Registration for the workshop is required.
Updates from the State of California
  • Cal/OSHA Lifts Mask Requirements: Effective June 18, California's Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board approved a new set of changes to its COVID-19 emergency standards which are in compliance with guidance from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Those new standards allow vaccinated workers to go maskless in most indoor and outdoor settings and remove physical distancing requirements. Unvaccinated workers are still advised to wear a mask in indoor settings. Employers are also required to keep some respirators on hand, such as N95 masks, for unvaccinated workers, and are expected to keep a log of which employees have been vaccinated. The rules allow employees to self-attest regarding COVID-19 vaccine status.
  • New Digital Vaccine Record: The state recently launched a new Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record for Californians to access their record from the state's immunization registry systems. The digital record shows the same information as the paper CDC vaccine card. It also includes a QR code that makes this same information readable by a QR scanner. The new system, built by the state, follows national standards for security and privacy.
Updates from Santa Clara CountyCOVID-19 Vaccine, Testing, Tracing, and Support Services
  • County COVID-19 Vaccine Raffles: The County of Santa Clara, the SAP Center, the Golden State Warriors, and the City of San José are collaborating to raffle off more than 100 tickets to upcoming events and other prizes to anyone who gets a COVID-19 vaccine at select County-run vaccination sites* in the next few weeks, ending July 28.

    If you get vaccinated between June 23 and June 29, you will be entered to win tickets to Alejandro Fernandez (10/15/21), Marc Anthony (12/17/21), Trevor Noah: Back to Abnormal World Tour (12/10/21), Golden State Warriors tickets  (date negotiable), a Steph Curry autographed ball, or a Klay Thompson autographed jersey. The raffle for these prizes will take place June 30 on the Santa Clara Public Health Department's Instagram Live (@scc_publichealth) feed.

    Individuals who have already been vaccinated will be eligible for the raffle if they bring proof of vaccination and accompany an unvaccinated person to a County-operated clinic for a vaccine. For a full schedule of vaccine clinics this week and the latest information about COVID-19 vaccines in Santa Clara County, please visit

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    *County-run sites included: Overfelt High School, the County Fairgrounds Expo Hall, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Valley Specialty Center, Levi's stadium (through June 24), Mountain View Community Center, or Gilroy High School. Pop-up clinics are not included in the raffle.
  • Battle Pokemon and COVID-19 at the Youth Vaccine Clinic:  Anyone age 12 and up can get a free vaccine on Friday, June 25, from  9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library, 921 S. 1st St., San José, brought to you by the City of San José and Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI). Receive the vaccination or bring an unvaccinated friend/family member to get vaccinated and you will be entered to win two (2) round-trip flights on Southwest Airlines. Anyone attending can play in a virtual Pokemon Go Gym (Pokemon app required) opened just for this event, learn about free youth workshops including podcasting, check out a computer or hotspot with the Public Library, take part in interactive games, and more!
  • Vaccine Clinic in Alviso This Saturday: Anyone age 12 and up can get a free vaccine on Saturday, June 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Alviso Youth Center, 5040 N. 1st St., San José. Receive the vaccination or bring an unvaccinated friend/family member to get vaccinated and be entered to win gift certificates to local activities and stores. Other resources to be provided include free breakfast or lunch and help with rental assistance programs. Healthcare and Public Safety professionals will be onsite to talk through any questions you might have about getting the vaccine. Brought to you by the City of San José, the San José Fire Department, and Santa Clara County.
  • No Appointment Necessary for COVID-19 Vaccinations: The vaccine clinic locations listed below do not require advance appointments. Vaccines are free, and no insurance or proof of immigration status is required. Anyone age 12 or older is eligible. Staff will be onsite to support language needs and disability access. Individuals seeking vaccination are encouraged to arrive at least one hour before closing time. Additional clinic dates and locations are added frequently, check for the most up-to-date information.
    • Eastridge Mall (Aloha Roller Rink)
      2190 Eastridge Loop #1402, San José 95122
      Wednesday-Friday, June 23-25, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
      Saturday-Sunday, June 26-27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    • Overfelt High School (participating raffle location)
      1835 Cunningham Ave., San José 95122
      Thursday and Saturday, June 24 and 26, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      Friday, June 25, 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
      Sunday, June 27, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    • North East Medical Services
      1870 Lundy Ave., San José 95131
      Thursday, June 24, 2:45 to 5 p.m.
      Friday, June 25, 1 to 5 p.m.

    • Emmanuel Baptist Church (participating raffle location)
      467 North White Rd., San José 95127
      Wednesday-Friday, June 23-25, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    • Mexican Heritage Plaza (Gardner Health)
      1700 Alum Rock Ave., San José 95116
      Thursday, June 24, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    • Valley Specialty Center (participating raffle location)
      751 S. Bascom Ave., Building Q, San José 95128
      Wednesday-Friday, June 23-25, 12 to 7:30 p.m.
      Saturday, June 26, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    • Bay Area Community Health (VTA Santa Teresa Station)
      6360 Santa Teresa Blvd., San José 95119
      Thursday, June 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    • Valley Health Center East Valley
      1993 McKee Rd., San José 95133
      Thursday, June 24, 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

    • Gilroy High School (participating raffle location)
      750 W. 10th St., Gilroy 95020
      Thursday-Friday, June 24-25, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    • Sylvandale Middle School
      653 Sylvandale Ave., San José 95111
      Thursday, June 24, 12 to 7 p.m.

    • Downtown College Prep
      1402 Monterey Rd., San José 95107
      Thursday, June 24, 2 to 7 p.m.

    • Bellarmine College Prep
      960 W. Hedding St., San José 95126
      Thursday, June 24, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    • Night Clinic at San Pedro Square Market (next to Old Wagon Saloon)
      73 N. San Pedro St., San José 95110
      Thursday, June 24, 7 to 11 p.m.

    • August Boeger Middle School
      1944 Flint Ave., San José 95148
      Friday, June 25, 1 to 6 p.m.

    • Bridges Academy
      1702 McLaughlin Ave., San José 95122
      Friday, June 25, 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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    • AACI at Biblioteca Latinoamericana Public Library
      921 S. 1st St., San José 95110
      Friday, June 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    • Westfield Oakridge
      925 Blossom Hill Rd., San José 95123
      Saturday, June 26, 1 to 6 p.m.

    • Escuela Popular
      149 N. White Rd., San José 95127
      Saturday, June 26, 12 to 7 p.m.

    • Alviso Youth Center
      5040 N. 1st St., San José 95002
      Saturday, June 26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    • Tropicana Shopping Center
      1630 Story Rd., San José 95122
      Sunday, June 27, 12 to 6 p.m.

    • Mountain View Community Center (participating raffle location)
      201 S. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View 94040
      Thursday-Friday, June 24-25, 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • Appointments Available for Testing This Week: Appointment-based testing continues at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, with rotating appointment-only sites this upcoming week in San José. Walk-ins continue to be accepted at standing pop-up sites in Gilroy and San José. Mobile testing buses will be in San José and Gilroy.

    Appointments can be made starting seven days in advance of the testing date until all slots are reserved at Appointments at the Fairgrounds site are now available five days in advance. Testing is free at all these sites.
    • San José
      Santa Clara County Fairgrounds Parking Lot A
      344 Tully Rd., San José 95111 (across from the blue arch)
      Drive-through, bike, and walk-up appointments
      Wednesday-Thursday, June 23-24, 1 to 8 p.m.
      Closed Friday, June 25
      Saturday-Sunday, June 26-27, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Pop-up Testing Sites: No appointments needed and only for people without symptoms. Testing done by saliva collection.
    • San José
      Emmanuel Baptist Church
      467 N. White Rd., San José 95127
      Thursday-Friday, June 24-25, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    • San José
      Public Health Department Offices (next to Harbor Freight store)
      1775 Story Rd., #120, San José 95116
      Thursday-Friday, June 24-25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    • Gilroy
      South County Annex (formerly Del Buono Elementary)
      9300 Wren Ave., Gilroy 95020
      Thursday-Friday, June 24-25, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Mobile Testing Bus Sites: Testing by appointment, but drop-in may be available if space allows. Registration for a patient ID is needed for this mobile bus testing and can be completed online at or by phone at 1-888-634-1123.
    • San José
      OptumServe/CDPH Bus Mobile Testing Bus at Eastridge Mall
      2200 Eastridge Loop, San José 95122
      Wednesday, June 23, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    • San José
      Bay Area Community Health – Monterey Clinic
      5504 Monterey Hwy., San José 95138
      Thursday-Saturday, June 24-26, 9 to 11 a.m.

    • San José
      OptumServe/James Lick High School
      2951 Alum Rock Ave., San José 95127
      Thursday-Saturday, June 24-26, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    • San José
      OptumServe/Mount Pleasant High School
      1750 S. White Rd., San José 95127
      Thursday-Saturday, June 24-26, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    • Gilroy
      OptumServe/CDPH Bus Mobile Testing Bus at Costco Wholesale-Gilroy
      7251 Camino Arroyo, Gilroy 95020
      Thursday, June 24, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    • Gilroy
      OptumServe/Gilroy Civic Center
      7351 Church St., Gilroy 95020
      Friday-Sunday, June 25-27, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • County test sites provide COVID-19 tests free of charge, regardless of immigration status, and no doctor's note is needed. For people without COVID-19 symptoms, the County currently offers indoor and drive-through sites. People with symptoms are directed to drive-through sites to reduce the chance of getting others sick.

    All healthcare systems are required by the County order to offer free testing to symptomatic persons, persons who have been exposed to a confirmed COVID-19 case, and all essential workers. For more information on testing rights, see our Frequently Asked Questions page.

    All test sites are mapped on the County's website at The site is available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Tagalog. Information is also available by calling 2-1-1.  
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