Report Non-Essential Businesses

Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, the Governor ordered nonessential businesses to cease operations and has ordered essential businesses to follow additional guidelines to reduce the likelihood of transmitting COVID-19. Businesses that people rely on in everyday life will largely remain open.

Nonessential businesses are generally recreational in nature. They don't provide groceries, health or financial support, or utilities. Restaurants fall in this category, but most locations have allowed restaurants to continue to operate as long as they close dining rooms and switch to exclusively take-out and delivery.

To this end, some businesses have decided to defy the sheltering order and keep their doors open.

This behavior not only but those businesses at risk, but also poke gives oppertunities for COVID-19 to continue to spread between people and put them at risk. Furthermore the counted spreading of this viruses put additional strain on our already taxed healthcare system.

We are responsible for the health and safety of others. It’s our responsibility to protect ourselves, our families, and our neighbors during this pandemic. San José officials continue to urge residents to shelter in place—mitigating the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

If you know of a non-business that is continuing to stay open, you can report them to the Santa Clara County DA's Office by calling 408.792.2300


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Buena Vista Neighborhood  Assc.

P.O. Box 26953
San Jose, CA 95159-6953

(408) 622.0602


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