San Jose: FLASH REPORT #182 - 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
  • Small Business Ally Webinar: The City of San José is offering a free online webinar Thursday, Oct. 14, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. as part of its Small Business Ally Program. The webinar will explain:
    • City grants for upgrades and improvements
    • How to sell your home-cooked food
    • How to get a permit and timely inspections
    • How to ensure handicapped access
    • And much more!

    City of San José's Small Business Allies Juan Borrelli and Xuan Ha will lead the webinar and answer questions. The webinar will be offered in English with simultaneous interpretation in Spanish, Vietnamese and Mandarin. Registration is required.
Updates from the Federal Government
  • CDC Recommends Vaccination for Those Recovered from COVID-19: The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has issued a recommendation for those unvaccinated individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 to get fully vaccinated. Those who were treated for COVID-19 with monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma, should wait 90 days before getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
Updates from Santa Clara County
  • Criteria for Lifting Indoor Masking Requirements: Health officers for Santa Clara County and the other Bay Area jurisdictions recently issued criteria to be met in order to lift COVID-19 indoor masking requirements. The requirement will be lifted when all the following occur:
    • The jurisdiction reaches the moderate (yellow) COVID-19 transmission tier, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and remains there for at least three weeks, and
    • COVID-19 hospitalizations in the jurisdiction are low and stable, in the judgment of the health officer, and
    • 80% of the jurisdiction's total population is fully vaccinated with two doses of Pfizer or Moderna or one dose of Johnson & Johnson
    • Eight weeks have passed since a COVID-19 vaccine has been authorized for emergency use by federal and state authorities for 5- to 11-year-olds.

    Progress towards these requirements includes:
    • As of October 13, the jurisdiction of Santa Clara County is in the substantial (orange) COVID-19 transmission tier;
    • As of October 8, 72.6% of the total population in the jurisdiction of Santa Clara County was fully vaccinated with two doses of Pfizer or Moderna or one dose of Johnson & Johnson; and
    • As of October 13, no authorization for emergency use for 5- to 11-year-olds has been authorized.
  • 2021 VaxUp Video Contest for 6th to 12th graders: Empower your peers to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Enter the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department's 2021 VaxUp Video Contest to help address misinformation and normalize COVID-19 vaccines. All 6th to 12th graders who are currently attending school in Santa Clara County can enter the contest. Visit for details on how to enter.
COVID-19 Vaccine, Testing, Tracing, and Support Services
  • Get Vaccinated Sunday at Roosevelt Community Center: Protect yourself and others by getting the COVID-19 vaccine this Sunday, Oct. 17, at the Roosevelt Community Center, 901 E. Santa Clara St. in San José, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Delta variant is still prevalent in the area and especially dangerous for the unvaccinated. City staff will be onsite to provide information on housing and rental assistance. Staff will also be available to support language needs and disability access. No appointment is necessary. Vaccines are free, safe, and effective!
  • 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. For Santa Clara County locations outside of San José, visit the County's page.

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    Booster shots are available at all listed sites to those who received Pfizer for their second dose at least six months ago and meet CDC eligibility criteria. Third doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines are available for severely immunocompromised people at least 28 days after their second dose.

    **Flu vaccines are also available.
    • Santa Clara County Fairgrounds Expo Hall
      2542 Monterey Highway, Gate D, San José 95111
      Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1 to 8 p.m.
      Thursday-Friday, Oct. 14-15, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
      Saturday, Oct. 16, 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

    • Valley Specialty Center
      751 S. Bascom Ave., Building Q, San José 95128
      Wednesday-Friday, Oct. 13-15, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    • Emmanuel Baptist Church
      467 North White Rd., San José 95127
      Wednesday-Friday, Oct. 13-15, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    • North East Medical Services
      1870 Lundy Ave., San José 95131
      Wednesday and Friday, Oct. 13 and 15, 2:30 to 4 p.m.

    • Sun Pharmacy
      2559 S. King Rd., San José 95122
      Wednesday-Friday, Oct. 13-15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
      Saturday, Oct. 16, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    • Advance San José Pharmacy
      2331 Montpelier Dr., Suite A-10, San José 95116
      Wednesday-Friday, Oct. 13-15, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    • Emma Prusch Farm Park, Multicultural Arts Center**
      647 S. King Rd., San José 96116
      Wednesday-Thursday, Oct. 13-14, 12 to 7 p.m.

    • Los Alamitos Pharmacy
      1150 N. Jackson Ave., Ste. 3s, San José 95116
      Wednesday-Friday, Oct. 13-15, 9:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    • Tully Medical Clinic Pharmacy
      1693 Flanigan Dr., Ste. 104, San José 95121
      Wednesday-Friday, Oct. 13-15, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
      Saturday, Oct. 16, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Downtown College Prep
      2800 Ocala Ave., San José 95148
      Wednesday, Oct. 13, 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    • Medical Offices of Dan Hopner, MD, Rom Romero, PA
      2060 Aborn Rd., Ste. 100, San José 95121
      Thursday-Friday, Oct. 14-15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    • Tafatolu Congregational Church
      2510 Alvin Ave., San José 95121
      Thursday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Horace Mann Elementary School
      55 N. 7th St., San José 95112
      Thursday, Oct. 14, 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.

    • Oakridge Mall
      925 Blossom Hill Rd., San José 95123
      Thursday, Oct. 14, 12 to 7:30 p.m.
    • Story Road Hub**
      1775 Story Rd., San José 95122
      Friday, Oct. 15, 3 to 7:30 p.m.
      Saturday, Oct. 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    • Lowell Elementary School
      625 S. 7th St., San José 95112
      Friday, Oct. 15, 3 to 7:30 p.m.

    • Luther Burbank Elementary School
      4 Wabash Ave., San José 95128
      Saturday, Oct. 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    • Alviso-Day on the Bay
      1195 Hope St., San José 95002
      Saturday, Oct. 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    • Roosevelt Community Center
      901 E. Santa Clara St., San José 95116
      Sunday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Appointments Available for Testing This Week: Appointment-based testing continues at locations throughout Santa Clara County. For locations outside of San José, visit the County's page. 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.
  • Pop-up Testing Sites: No appointments needed
    • 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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