Ice Cream Truck

Are ice cream trucks “essential” in San Jose?

On a hot day, ice cream truck drivers can take in $300, but with the lockdown, it’s been more like $30, even when it’s warm.

I’ve been seeing ice cream trucks in the South Bay at least every other day, and next week in San Jose it’ll reach the 90s, so ice cream trucks will be out and about for sure. But because they’re NOT serving meals–like lunch and dinner, many have been told they are not “essential.”

Officials are concerned the drivers could be spreading the Coronavirus to children including via cash only transfers.

It is “delivery” thought, right?

For some officials, these rules work:

  • Employees’ temperatures are taken before a shift, and must register 100.4 degrees or below to work
  • Employees wear masks and gloves and changing the gloves after each transaction
  • Ice cream trucks are cleaned at the beginning of the day and continuously throughout a shift

In addition, some ice cream trucks have added the ability to pay without cash.

Santa Clara County health officials have deems food trucks essential. Be safe ~

– Chris Jackson






Chris Jackson

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