San Jose: FLASH REPORT #187 - 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
  • San José Food Distribution During Thanksgiving Day Holiday: With the Thanksgiving Day Holiday next week (November 25-26), please note the following food and meal distribution changes:
    • Senior Nutritional Program (SNP) sites will be closed (as well as San José Community Centers). Shelf stable meals will be available from your SNP on Wednesday, Nov. 24, in advance of the Thanksgiving holidays. Please check with your SNP program in advance.
    • Meals On Wheels will not be delivering on the Holidays. Meals will be delivered in advance of the Holiday. Please check with your MOW program for further details.
    • In addition, the City of San José's Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services  will post information on their social media sites next week at #SJThanksgivingWeekFoodInfo. Follow them on Facebook or Twitter for additional information.

    Residents can access information regarding food distribution every Monday by using the City's Food distribution map. The next update will be released on November 22.

    However, we strongly encourage you to check in advance with the site for current days and hours of food distribution as information may have changed or updated by the food-providing agency.

    To Get Food:
    • Call 2-1-1, a 24-hour, multi-lingual service  
    • Text your zip code to 89821  
    • Call 800-984-3663, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley's toll-free hotline  
    • Text GETFOOD to 408-455-5181 to request assistance from Second Harvest
Update from the State of California
  • COVID-19 State of Emergency Extended: Last week Governor Gavin Newsom extended for the third time the state of emergency related to the threat COVID-19 poses. The executive order, which opens up access to goods and emergency services for the state and health authorities, stretches the declaration through March 31, 2022. The first state of emergency was declared on March 2, 2020.
Update from Santa Clara County
  • All Residents Encouraged to Get a Booster Shot: To prevent a COVID-19 surge as the holiday season approaches, County Public Health Department officials recommend all residents 18 and older receive a COVID-19 booster shot. The booster is appropriate for almost everyone six months following the last Pfizer or Moderna vaccination, or two months following the Johnson & Johnson vaccination. The State of California recently informed local health jurisdictions and providers to allow patients to self-determine their risk of exposure and to not turn a patient away who is requesting a booster. Call the County's Call Center at 2-1-1 with questions. You can book at appointment or find a walk-in location County's vaccinations web page.
COVID-19 Vaccine, Testing, Tracing, and Support Services
  • 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 5 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.

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    Booster shots are available at all listed sites to those who received Pfizer or Moderna for their second dose at least six months ago and meet CDC eligibility criteria or everyone 18 and older who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago. Third doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines are available for severely immunocompromised people at least 28 days after their second dose.

    At the sites where there are **, vaccines for 5-11 are not available.
    • North East Medical Services
      1870 Lundy Ave., San José 95131
      Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1 to 4:30 p.m.
      Friday, Nov. 19, 2 to 5 p.m.

    • Sun Pharmacy
      2559 S. King Rd., San José 95122
      Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 17-19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
      Saturday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    • Advance San José Pharmacy**
      2331 Montpelier Dr., Suite A-10, San José 95116
      Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 17-19, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    • Emma Prusch Farm Park, Multicultural Arts Center
      647 S. King Rd., San José 96116
      Wednesday-Thursday, Nov. 17-18, 12 to 7 p.m.
      Grocery gift cards available for 12+ first/second doses.
      Flu vaccines available.
      Limited walk-in availability.

    • Los Alamitos Pharmacy
      1150 N. Jackson Ave., Ste. 3, San José 95116
      Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 17-19, 9:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    • Tully Medical Clinic Pharmacy**
      1693 Flanigan Dr., Ste. 104, San José 95121
      Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 17-19, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
      Saturday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    • Medical Offices of Dan Hopner, MD/Rom Romero, PA
      2060 Aborn Rd., Ste. 100, San José 95121
      Thursday-Friday, Nov. 18-19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    • Story Road Hub
      1775 Story Rd., San José 95122
      Friday, Nov. 19, 3 to 7:30 p.m.
      Saturday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
      Limited walk-in availability.

    • East Valley YMCA
      1975 S. White Rd., San José 95148
      Friday, Nov. 19, 12 to 7 p.m.
      Limited walk-in availability.

    • Evergreen Library
      2635 Aborn Rd., San José 95121
      Saturday, Nov. 20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
      Limited walk-in availability.

  • 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.
  • 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 the 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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