San Jose: FLASH REPORT #184 - 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
  • City Manager Update to Council: City Manager Jennifer Maguire presented an update to the City Council during Item 3.1 yesterday, Oct. 26, regarding the City's response to COVID-19. Maguire and officials from the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) provided updates on:
    • COVID-19 Pandemic Update
    • Vaccination Task Force
    • An Emerging Plan for 5 to 11 & Boosters
    • Communications/Outreach
    • Hybrid Work, Facilities, and Resources  
    • Advocacy

    The full City Council meeting can be watched on the City's YouTube Channel.
  • Recovery Task Force Ready to Meet: On September 21, 2021, the City Council approved the list of 55 member organizations for the Recovery Task Force, as part of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-2022 City Roadmap "Build Back Better + Task Force" Initiative. In follow up to the City Council action, staff conducted a nomination process by contacting each organization requesting selection of a primary and alternate representative to serve on the Recovery Task Force. The Recovery Task Force web page includes the list of Task Force members, meeting materials and other resources.

    The first Recovery Task Force meeting will be held Thursday, Nov. 4, at 6 p.m. via Zoom. All meetings will be open to the public and interpretation will be available in Spanish and Vietnamese.
  • Modified Operational Hours at Lake Cunningham Action Sports Park: Effective today, Lake Cunningham Action Sports Park is open from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. These changes will be reevaluated approaching the winter holidays. For more information, please visit Lake Cunningham Action Sports Park's web page.
  • Community Centers Welcome Back Active Adults for Fun, Safe Classes:  Registration for online and in-person Active Adult (50+) classes is now open. Residents can register online or at one of the 14 participating community centers. Classes are available as early as the week of Nov. 1 and will follow all county and state health guidelines. Community centers offering a Senior Nutrition Program (SNP) will continue the current curbside pick-up model until appropriate next steps are determined. To help make this determination, each participating site will evaluate the capacity and the Active Adult comfort level of returning to in-person congregate meals by administering a brief survey to participants in Nov. For more information on Active Adult programs at a center near you, visit the PRNS Active Adults web page.
Updates from Santa Clara CountyCOVID-19 Vaccine, Testing, Tracing, and Support Services
  • Get Ready to Gather Safely for the Holidays: Get vaccinated Saturday to protect yourself and your family before the holidays. All three COVID-19 vaccines will be available for first, second and booster doses Saturday, Oct. 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at San José City Hall, 200 E. Santa Clara in downtown San José. The first 500 people in attendance can also receive a free flu shot. Health insurance and immigration status do not impact your eligibility for the vaccine. Staff will be onsite to support language needs and disability access. No appointment is needed!
  • 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 vaccinations web page.

    Booster shots are available at all listed sites to those who received Pfizer or Moderna for their second dose at least six months ago or the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two 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.
    • Santa Clara County Fairgrounds Expo Hall
      2542 Monterey Highway, Gate D, San José 95111
      Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1 to 8 p.m.
      Thursday-Friday, Oct. 28-29, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
      Saturday, Oct. 30, 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

    • Valley Specialty Center
      751 S. Bascom Ave., Building Q, San José 95128
      Wednesday-Friday, Oct. 27-29, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    • Emmanuel Baptist Church
      467 North White Rd., San José 95127
      Wednesday-Friday, Oct. 27-29, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    • North East Medical Services
      1870 Lundy Ave., San José 95131
      Wednesday and Friday, Oct. 27 and 29, 2:30 to 4 p.m.

    • Sun Pharmacy
      2559 S. King Rd., San José 95122
      Wednesday-Friday, Oct. 27-29, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
      Saturday, Oct. 30, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    • Advance San José Pharmacy
      2331 Montpelier Dr., Suite A-10, San José 95116
      Wednesday-Friday, Oct. 27-29, 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. 27-28, 12 to 7 p.m.

    • Los Alamitos Pharmacy
      1150 N. Jackson Ave., Ste. 3, San José 95116
      Wednesday-Friday, Oct. 27-29, 9:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    • Tully Medical Clinic Pharmacy
      1693 Flanigan Dr., Ste. 104, San José 95121
      Wednesday-Friday, Oct. 27-29, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    • Mt. Pleasant High School
      1750 S. White Rd., San José 95127

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      Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2 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. 28-29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    • Ace Charter School
      1776 Education Park Dr., San José 95133
      Thursday, Oct. 28, 5 to 7:30 p.m.

    • Alpha: Cindy Avitia High School
      1881 Cunningham Ave., San José 95122
      Thursday, Oct. 28, 1 to 6 p.m.

    • Story Road Hub
      1775 Story Rd., San José 95122
      Friday, Oct. 29, 3 to 7:30 p.m.
      Saturday, Oct. 30, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    • Pioneer High School
      1290 Blossom Hill Rd., San José 95118
      Friday, Oct. 29, 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.

    • Evergreen Library
      2635 Aborn Rd., San José 95121
      Saturday, Oct. 30, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    • James Lick High School
      57 N. White Rd., San José 95127
      Saturday, Oct. 30, 1 to 7 p.m.

    • San Jose City Hall
      200 E. Santa Clara St., San José 95113
      Saturday, Oct. 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    • Hillview Branch Library
      1600 Hopkins Dr., San José 95122
      Saturday, Oct. 30, 2 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 COVID-19 testing web 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.
    • Santa Clara County Fairgrounds-Parking Lot A
      344 Tully Rd., San José 95111 (Across from Gate B)
      Thursdays-Mondays, 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
      Tuesdays-Wednesdays, 12:30 to 8 p.m.

    • Santa Clara Valley Health Center East Valley
      1993 McKee Rd., San José 95116
      Saturdays and Sundays, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

    • OptumServe at Valley Water
      5750 Almaden Expy., San José 95118
      Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    • OptumServe at Tafatolu Church
      2510 Alvin Ave., San José 95121
      Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    • OptumServe at Grand Century Mall
      1111 Story Rd., San José 95122
      Saturday, Oct. 30, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • 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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