San Jose: FLASH REPORT #178 - 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
  • Changes to Emergency Rental Assistance Program: All low-income San Jose residents who have been impacted by the pandemic can apply for emergency rental assistance through one program – the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Program. This program will pay up to 100% of rent and utility bills for qualified residents. To apply for rental assistance, renters should visit or call 833-430-2122.

    Residents who would like help with the application process may visit either of the City's two Eviction Prevention Help Centers. No appointment is needed. One help center is located on the 12th floor of City Hall open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The other help enter is located in the Franklin-McKinley School District office at 645 Wool Creek Drive. It is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Please visit the Eviction Help Center website or call 408-975-4444 for more information.

  • Eviction Help Center Pop-up Events: The Housing Department's Eviction Help Center staff will be hosting two pop-up events this Saturday, Sept. 18, to assist renters and landlords with applying for rental assistance:
    • Foundation for Hispanic Education
      14271 Story Rd, San José 95127
      Saturday, Sept. 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    • Welch Park Community Center
      Kenesta Way, San José 95122
      Saturday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • San José Community Centers Welcome Back Residents: San José community centers are now open to the public and offer various youth and leisure programs. The Senior Nutrition Program is available for curbside pickup at participating locations. For a full list of community centers and hours of operations, visit the Community Centers webpage.

  • Proof of Vaccination Required at Events in City Facilities: On August 24, 2021, the San José City Council passed an uncodified urgency ordinance of the City of San José to require COVID-19 vaccination for large indoor events at city-owned facilities and setting forth the facts constituting such urgency.

    As of Monday, September 20, operators or hosts of large indoor events at city-owned facilities with more than 50 guests shall require all attendees age 12 and older and all staff to show proof of full vaccination before entering the facility. This does not apply to customary public services such as public meetings, library programs, or other essential services. More info can be found at Vaccination Requirements for Events.

    The ordinance applies to qualifying events at the following locations:
    • City Hall
    • City-owned libraries
    • City-owned community centers
    • SAP Center at San Jose
    • Solar 4 America Ice at San Jose
    • San Jose McEnery Convention Center
    • California Theatre
    • San Jose Civic
    • Montgomery Theater
    • Center for the Performing Arts
    • Fourth Street Summit Center
    • School of Arts and Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza
    • San Jose History Park
    • San Jose Museum of Art
    • Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose
    • The Tech Interactive
Updates from Santa Clara CountyCOVID-19 Vaccine, Testing, Tracing, and Support Services
  • El Grito de Independencia Vaccine Event: San José Mayor Sam Liccardo, along with City Councilmembers Sylvia Arenas, Magdalena Carrasco, Maya Esparza, Sergio Jimenez, and Raul Peralez, are hosting a vaccine event Thursday, Sept. 16, in conjunction with the raising of the Mexico flag to celebrate Mexico's independence. The vaccine clinic will be open from 5 to 9 p.m. on the Plaza in front of San José's City Hall, 200 E. Santa Clara Street. No appointment is needed, and the vaccines are free, safe and effective!

  • Vaccine Clinic Saturday at Evergreen Branch Library: COVID-19 cases are rapidly increasing. Protect yourself and others by getting a free vaccination this Saturday, Sept. 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Evergreen Branch Library, 2635 Aborn Road in San José. Vaccines remain the most powerful tool in the fight against COVID-19 and the Delta variant. It's free, safe and effective! Staff will be onsite to support language needs and disability access.

  • 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.

    **Indicates 3rd doses available to eligible individuals.
    • Santa Clara County Fairgrounds Expo Hall**
      2542 Monterey Highway, Gate D, San José 95111
      Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1 to 8 p.m.
      Thursday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      Friday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
      Saturday, Sept. 18, 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

    • Valley Specialty Center
      751 S. Bascom Ave., Building Q, San José 95128
      Wednesday-Friday, Sept. 15-17, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    • Emmanuel Baptist Church**
      467 North White Rd., San José 95127
      Wednesday-Friday, Sept. 15-17, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    • North East Medical Services
      1870 Lundy Ave., San José 95131
      Wednesday and Friday, Sept. 15 and 17, 2:30 to 4 p.m.

    • Sun Pharmacy
      2559 S. King Rd., San José 95122
      Wednesday-Friday, Sept. 15-17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
      Saturday, Sept. 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    • Advance San José Pharmacy
      2331 Montpelier Dr., Suite A-10, San José 95116
      Wednesday-Friday, Sept. 15-17, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    • San Jose State University**
      SJSU Student Wellness Center
      1 Washington Sq., San José 95192
      Wednesday, Sept. 15, 12 to 7 p.m.

    • Solorsano Middle School
      7121 Grenache Way, Gilroy 95020
      Wednesday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    • Rucker Elementary School
      325 Santa Clara Ave., Gilroy 95020
      Wednesday, Sept. 15, 4 to 7 p.m.

    • Milpitas Community Center**
      457 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas 95035
      Wednesday, Sept. 15, 4:30 to 7 p.m.

    • DePaul Health Center**
      18550 DePaul Dr., Morgan Hill 95037
      Wednesday-Friday, Sept. 15-17, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
      Saturday, Sept. 18, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    • Medical Offices of Dan Hopner, MD
      2060 Aborn Rd., Ste. 100, San José 95121
      Thursday-Friday, Sept. 16-17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    • El Grito de Independencia
      San José City Hall Plaza
      200 E. Santa Clara St., San José 95113
      Thursday, Sept. 16, 5 to 9 p.m.

    • Tafatolu Congregational Church
      2510 Alvin Ave., San José 95121
      Thursday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    • Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center
      17000 Monterey Rd., Morgan Hill 95037
      Thursday, Sept. 16, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

    • San Martin/Gwinn Environmental Science Academy
      13745 Llagas Ave., San Martin 95046
      Thursday, Sept. 16, 3 to 7 p.m.

    • Santa Clara University (Locatelli Center)
      500 El Camino Real, Bldg. 710, Santa Clara 95053
      Thursday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    • Story Road Hub**
      1775 Story Rd., San José 95122
      Friday, Sept. 17, 3 to 7:30 p.m.
      Saturday, Sept. 18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    • Holy Families Parish (Family Festival)
      4848 Pearl Ave., San José 95136
      Friday, Sept. 17, 5 to 9 p.m.
      Saturday, Sept. 18, 1 to 7 p.m.

    • Evergreen Library
      2635 Aborn Rd., San José 95121

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      Saturday, Sept. 18, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    • Bay Area Community Health
      2880 Story Rd., San José 95127
      Saturday, Sept. 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    • Children's Moon Festival
      Yerba Buena High School Stadium
      1855 Lucretia Ave., San José 95112
      Saturday, Sept. 18, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

    • Cecelia's Closet & Food Pantry
      35 Peebles Ave., Morgan Hill 95037
      Saturday, Sept. 18, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    • Yu-Ai Kai's Akiyama Wellness Center
      110 Jackson St., San José 95112
      Sunday, Sept. 19, 12 to 3 p.m.

    • Mayfair Community Center
      2039 Kammerer Ave., San José 95116
      Tuesday, Sept. 21, 4:30 to 7:30 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, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Mountain View, and Sunnyvale. Walk-ins continue to be accepted at standing pop-up sites in San José.

    Please visit to make an appointment and find the most up-to-date information. Testing is free at all these sites.
    • San José
      Santa Clara County Fairgrounds Expo Hall

      2542 Monterey Hwy., San José 95111 (Gate D)
      Thursdays-Mondays, 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
      Tuesdays-Wednesdays, 12:30 to 8 p.m.

    • San José
      Santa Clara Valley Health Center East Valley

      1993 McKee Rd., San José 95116
      Saturdays and Sundays, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    • San José
      OptumServe at Valley Water

      5750 Almaden Expy., San José 95118
      Wednesday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    • San José
      OptumServe at Eastridge Mall

      2200 Eastridge Loop, San José 95122
      Saturday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    • San José
      OptumServe at Tafatolu Church

      2510 Alvin Ave., San José 95121
      Thursday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    • Campbell

      1570 W. Campbell Ave., Campbell 95008
      7 Days a Week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    • Campbell

      1660 Winchester Blvd., Campbell 95008
      7 Days a Week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    • Cupertino
      Cupertino Senior Center

      21521 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino 95014
      Friday, Sept. 17, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    • Cupertino

      20011 Bollinger Rd., Cupertino 95014
      7 Days a Week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    • Gilroy
      South County Annex (formerly Antonio del Buono Elementary)

      9300 Wren Ave., Gilroy 95020
      Thursdays-Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    • Gilroy
      OptumServe at Gilroy Civic Center

      7351 Church Street, Gilroy 95020
      Fridays-Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    • Los Gatos
      El Camino Health Los Gatos Hospital

      815 Pollard Rd., Los Gatos 95032
      Thursday, Sept. 16, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    • Milpitas
      Milpitas Sports Center

      1325 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas 95035
      Tuesday, Sept. 21, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    • Milpitas
      OptumServe at Milpitas Community Center

      457 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas 95035
      Mondays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    • Mountain View
      El Camino Healthcare District Testing

      2495 Hospital Dr., Mountain View 94040
      Mondays-Fridays, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Pop-up Testing Sites: No appointments needed.
    • San José
      Emmanuel Baptist Church

      467 N. White Rd., San José 95127
      Tuesdays-Fridays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    • San José
      Bay Area Community Health – Monterey Clinic

      5504 Monterey Hwy., San José 95138
      Wednesdays, 8 to 10 a.m.
      Saturdays, 9 to 11 a.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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