COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) UPDATES
San Jose Libraries: All San Jose library locations are closed to the public until further notice. Library cardholders can still access online services by visiting sjpl.org. A new eLibrary Card has been made available for anyone who wants to become a member.The following is information about the City of San José’s response to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and reduce the number of people infected.DATE/TIME OF REPORT: March 17, 2020, 10:00 AMGovernor Newsom issues Executive Order to protect renters and homeowners during COVID-19 Pandemic. The Executive Order authorizes local governments to halt evictions, slows foreclosures, and protects against utility shutoffs.This afternoon, the San José City Council will consider a local ordinance that establishes a moratorium on non-payment of rent evictions for tenants with incomes affected by COVID-19. Mayor Liccardo proposed this urgency ordinance to prevent families from being evicted from their homes during this public health crisis.Updates on City of San José Services and/or OperationsBilingual Information from the County on Sheltering in Place and Essential Businesses: Santa Clara County has posted bilingual Frequently Asked Questions in English and Spanish on their website which provides information on how to comply with the orders issued on March 16 by six Bay Area counties that includes “Shelter in Place” for all residents and details on the types of businesses that may continue operations. Additional information can be found on the City’s Office Economic Development webpage at https://www.sjeconomy.com/why-san-jose/covid-19-guidance.Development Services Permit Center: In response to Santa Clara County's Public Health mandatory “Shelter in Place” order issued March 16, the Permit Center and Development Services Offices will work remotely to continue services starting March 17. Staff will handle permits, development review, and plan review electronically and with video conferencing. Building inspections will continue on housing construction projects and limited inspection on other types of projects. Code Enforcement Inspectors will only respond to emergency inspections. More information on remote services is available here.Mineta San Jose International Airport and Airline updates: Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) remains open. For current updates on flight status and cancelations check with your airline directly.
City Services and/or Operations not Changing The space will be set up to allow for social distancing between all attendees including staff, Councilmembers, and the public.The San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility will continue regular operations.San Jose Municipal Water will continue regular operations.The Customer Contact Center will be available by phone at 3-1-1 (408-535-3500). Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) is open and continues regular operations.San José Police and Fire Departments will continue regular operations.Utility Services such as Garbage and Recycling remain active.The March 17, 2020, San José City Council meeting will continue as planned. City of San José COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response The following is information about the City of San José’s response to the latest guidance from the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department to protect the health of our community to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and reduce the number of people infected. Read the latest County guidance. On March 6, under City of San José Municipal Code Chapter 8.08, San José City Manager Dave Sykes signed a Proclamation of Local Emergency, which determines the legal, operational and recovery resources available for the City of San José to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The health and safety of our employees, residents, businesses, and visitors remains the highest priority for the City of San José. We encourage those who are sick or who are at higher risk for serious illness to stay at home, and to observe the County’s guidance on social distancing during this time. City of San José Flash Reports will be issued at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays. Subscribe to the City of San José News Releases eNotification list to receive Flash Reports. Updates will be posted to the City of San José website, and communities can follow updates at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Nextdoor at @CityofSanJose.