San Jose: FLASH REPORT #169 - 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 of an equitable recovery to a "Better Normal."


City of San José
Community and Economic Recovery Team

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
  • Almaden Community Center Senior Nutrition Program: Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of San José Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services Department's Senior Nutrition Program (SNP) has been a vital resource, providing meals to a vulnerable population in the Almaden Community Center area.

    The center has experienced a surge of SNP participation, resulting in additional traffic and causing delays and inconvenience to the residents in that area.

    To better serve the residents who need assistance and to help reduce traffic delays and inconvenience in that area, the SNP program is encouraging participants to consider visiting nearby community center locations to receive meals. SNP participants are also being asked to refrain from parking in red zones and to expect delays and limited parking during meal pick-up times.

    Visit our website for more information on the City of San José's 14 Senior Nutrition Program sites, or for general information on Food Distribution programs in our communities.
  • San José Clean Energy (SJCE) Offers In-Person Customer Service By Appointment: Beginning August 2, SJCE customers seeking assistance on understanding their electricity bill or navigating electricity bill assistance programs can make an appointment to meet with SJCE staff in-person at the City Hall 1st floor lobby. Customers must call 408-535-4999 to schedule an appointment. Customer service is also available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 833-432-2454 or
Updates from Santa Clara County
  • Masking Indoors Recommended for Everyone: With cases of COVID-19 rising locally and increased circulation of the highly transmissible Delta variant, Santa Clara County Public Health officials issued a recommendation last week that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks indoors in public places as an added layer of protection.
COVID-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 July 21 and July 27, you will be entered to win tickets to Bad Bunny (3/3/22), The Weekend (3/9/22) or Evanescence & Halestorm (11/9/21). The raffle for these prizes will take place on July 28 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 include the County Fairgrounds Expo Hall, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Valley Specialty Center, and Mountain View Community Center. Pop-up clinics are not included in the raffle.

  • 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.
    • Fairgrounds Expo Hall (participating raffle location)
      2542 Monterey Highway, Gate D, San José 95111
      Wednesday, July 21, 1 to 8 p.m.
      Saturday, July 24, 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

    • Overfelt High School
      1835 Cunningham Ave., San José 95122
      Thursday and Saturday, July 22 and 24, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      Friday, July 23, 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    • North East Medical Services
      1870 Lundy Ave., San José 95131
      Wednesday and Friday, July 21 and 23, 2 to 4 p.m.

    • Emmanuel Baptist Church (participating raffle location)
      467 North White Rd., San José 95127
      Wednesday-Friday, July 21-23, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    • Valley Specialty Center (participating raffle location)
      751 S. Bascom Ave., Building Q, San José 95128
      Wednesday-Friday, July 21-23, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    • Mountain View Community Center (participating raffle location)
      201 S. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View 94040
      Wednesday, July 21, 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

    • Lakewood Elementary
      750 Lakechime Dr., Sunnyvale 94089
      Wednesday, July 21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    • Bay Area Community Health (VTA Santa Teresa Station)
      6360 Santa Teresa Blvd., San José 95119
      Thursday, July 22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    • Saint Clare School and Church
      810 Lafayette St., Santa Clara 95050
      Thursday, July 22, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    • Bishop Elementary School
      450 N. Sunnyvale Ave., Sunnyvale 94085
      Thursday, July 22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    • Lvl Up
      409 S. 2nd St., San José 95113
      Friday, July 23, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    • Global Travel Broadcom
      280 Innovation Dr., San José 95134
      Friday, July 23, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    • El Camino Health First Street Clinic
      4150 N. 1st St., San José 95134
      Friday, July 23, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    • Google Charleston/Devcon Construction
      1890 Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View 94043
      Friday, July 23, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    • James Lick High School
      23 N. White Rd., San José 95127
      Saturday, July 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    • El Camino Health at Community Services Agency
      204 Stierlin Rd., Mountain View 94043
      Saturday, July 24, 10 a.m. to 1 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, Campbell, Milpitas, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, and Sunnyvale. Walk-ins continue to be accepted at standing pop-up sites in Gilroy and San José.

    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.
  • Pop-up Testing Sites: No appointments needed.
    • San José
      Public Health Department Offices (next to Harbor Freight store)
      1775 Story Rd., #120, San José 95116
      Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    • San José
      Emmanuel Baptist Church
      467 N. White Rd., San José 95127
      Wednesday-Friday, July 21-23, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    • San José
      Gardner Health Services at Mexican Heritage Plaza
      1700 Alum Rock Ave., San José 95116
      Wednesdays, 12 to 5 p.m.

    • San José
      Bay Area Community Health – Monterey Clinic
      5504 Monterey Hwy., San José 95138
      Mondays-Saturdays, 9 to 11 a.m.

    • Gilroy
      San Ysidro Community Center
      7700 Murray Ave., Gilroy 95020
      Saturdays, 3 to 7 p.m.

    • Gilroy
      South County Annex (formerly Antonio del Buono Elementary)
      9300 Wren Ave., Gilroy 95020
      Thursday-Friday, July 22-23, 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 at James Lick High School
      2951 Alum Rock Ave., San José 95127
      Thursdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    • San José
      OptumServe at Mount Pleasant High School
      1750 S. White Rd., San José 95127
      Mondays-Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    • San José
      OptumServe at Costco Business Center
      2376 S. Evergreen Loop, San José 95122
      Thursday, July 22, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    • San José
      Optum/Serve at Eastridge Mall
      2200 Eastridge Loop, San José 95122
      Wednesday, July 21, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    • San José
      OptumServe at Grand Century Mall
      1111 Story Rd., San José 95122
      Saturday, July 24, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    • Gilroy
      OptumServe at Gilroy Civic Center
      7351 Church Street, Gilroy 95020
      Friday-Sunday, July 23-25, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    • Gilroy
      OptumServe at Gavilan College
      Student Center North/South Lounge
      5055 Santa Teresa Blvd., Gilroy 95020
      Saturdays, 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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