San Jose: Media Advisory: The City of San José COVID-19 Recovery Community Resource Fair Connects Residents to Recovery Resources
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Carlos Velazquez, Assistant to the City Manager
408-250-6965; carlos.velazquez@sanjoseca.gov

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Demetria Machado, Deputy Public Information Officer, City Manager's Office of Communications
408-535-7777; demetria.machado@sanjoseca.gov

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What: The Community Resource Fair will connect families, workers and businesses with resources to help them recover from the pandemic. Attendees will hear and share stories of COVID-19 resilience through in-person testimonials.

City departments and more than 20 local organizations will share resources and information about childcare, youth programs, employment assistance, mental health services, food assistance, technical assistance for small businesses, and more.

Free food and giveaways include:
  • COVID-19 testing kits
  • Bike helmets
  • Backpacks
  • Hygiene products
Free entertainment:
When: Saturday, August 20, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Seven Trees Community Center
3590 Cas Dr, San José, CA 95111
Who:
  • City of San José COVID-19 Recovery Task Force
  • City of San José departments taking part in the resource fair include Housing, Office of Economic Development and Cultural Affairs, San José Public Library, Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services, and Department of Transportation
  • Partner organizations taking part in the resource fair include Community Health Partnership, Santa Clara County Public Health, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, Prosperity Lab, Asian Law Alliance, San José Museum of Art and Center for Employment Training
How:
Background:As part of the City Roadmap study session in March 2021, the City Council approved direction on the formation of the COVID-19 Recovery Task Force (Task Force) and launched in November 2021. The purpose of the 55-member Task Force is to work with the community to "think about the future" as it relates to strengthening and stabilizing families, workers and small businesses.

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Since commencing, members have been reviewing City Recovery Initiatives, gathering data and creating strategies. The Community Resource Fair is the culmination of community engagement activities this summer that included a community survey and 25 community events conducted with the help of a Lived Experience Group. The Task Force will use the feedback gathered to inform and shape its recommendations and final report to the City Council anticipated in December.

For more information about the COVID-19 Recovery Task Force, visit: www.sanjoseca.gov/covid19recovery

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