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Covid-19 Update

August 8, 2020

Redwood City


Information Sources

​CA Governor Newsom, California Dept. of Public Health, US State Department, Cal-OES, CA Surgeon General, Health Officer of San Mateo County, SMC BRHS, SMC Board of Supervisors, SMC Office of Education, Arch Diocese of San Francisco, City of Redwood City.


Latest COVID-19 Numbers For San Mateo County

San Mateo County Cases Deaths

6110 120

California 545,787 10,189


Stay Informed


Latest COVID-19 Data For San Mateo County

San Mateo County Health Data

smchealth.org-health-data


Data Dashboard

smchealth-dashboard/data county dashboard


Hospital Data

www.smchealth-dashboard/hospital-data


Lab Testing

smchealth.org/data-lab-testing-data


Cases by City

smchealth.org/data-cases-city


San Mateo County COVID-19 Resoures

SMCHealth.org/coronavirus-resources


San Mateo County COVID-19 Non-Emergency Call Center 24/7

The San Mateo Call Center answers non-emergency COVID-19 related calls 24/7 in 180 different languages.


Locate Essential Social Services In San Mateo County

Call 211 or 800-273-6222 or Text your Zip Code to "898211"


Sign-up to Receive Text Alerts From San Mateo County Health

To sign-up for text alerts from San Mateo County Health by texting “coronavirus” to 211211


Redwood City Police & Fire Departments

Emergencies Dial 911

Police Main Number 650-780-7100

Fire Main Number 650-78-7400

Police Report Social Distancing Violations 650-780-7118

Police Non-Emergency Line 650-369-3331


Here’s What’s New


Latest SMC Health Officer COVID-19 Related Statements & Orders

The San Mateo County Health Order of June 17 rescinds the County shelter in place order but still requires residents to comply with certain restrictions and requirements including wearing face coverings outside the home. Learn more here: https://www.smcgov.org/smc-reopening


Face Covering Orders

On April 17, enforceable as of 8 a.m. April 22, 2020, the San Mateo County Health Officer in conjunction with other Bay Area counties issued an order requiring individuals to wear a face covering when they need to leave their home to work or obtain essential goods and services. Read the face covering order here. (Revised May 19)


Violation of COVID-19-related health orders, including refusing to wear a face covering in San Mateo County can carry fines starting at $100 for a first offense by an individual and $250 for a first offense by a commercial entity under an urgency ordinance adopted Aug. 4, 2020, by the Board of Supervisors. Read the full news release: https://bit.ly/2DCG9V4.

Previous Orders Health Officer statements & orders


San Mateo County-Mission Asset Fund Immigrant Relief Fund

Immigrants are working on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, risking their health and well-being every day to keep our society going. And yet, many immigrants were left out of the CARES Act relief. The San Mateo County Immigrant Relief Fund - initially funded by a generous contribution from John A. and Susan Sobrato - is providing financial support to immigrant families left out of the federal government’s relief efforts. Immigrant families may be eligible to receive a $1,000 grant to help in this time of crisis. Apply online at missionassetfund.org/immigrant-families-grant Eligibility: 1.) Live in San Mateo County. 2.) Not eligible to receive a CARES Recovery Rebate (coronavirus stimulus check) from the Federal government. 3.) Household income less than 80% area median income ($97,440 for an individual). 4.) Lost income due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. To apply online go to: maf.force.com-Lending Circles-PreApplication


Here’s What’s Been Covered To Date


CORA 24 Hour Domestic Violence Crisis Hotline

CORA offers emergency housing, counseling, support groups, and legal assistance for victims of domestic violence. For more information, Call 1-800-300-1080 or go to

www.corasupport.org or www.corasupport.org/covid19 for the latest updates.


National Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7

1−800−799−SAFE (1-800-799-7233)

National Domestic Violence Hotline is available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking information or resources. The Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to empower victims and survivors to find safety and live free of abuse. If you’re unable to speak safely over the phone, text “LOVEIS” to 22522 or go to www.thehotline.org/help Additional tools for staying safe during COVID-19 are available at www.thehotline.org-staying-safe-covid-19


Watch California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Coronavirus Updates

California OES You Tube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/CalEMATV


Help For San Mateo County Pet Owners!

Peninsula Humane Society Pet Food Bank 1450 Rollins Road In Burlingame San Mateo County pet owners facing COVID-19 related financial hardships can pick-up pet food on Friday’s from 11am-2pm Participants MUST call 650-988-8250,

prior to pick-up.


CDC Data COVID-19 Testing San Mateo County

The CDC had restricted COVID-19 testing in San Mateo County to those with a known exposure or were exhibiting symptoms. COVID-19 Testing has been expanded to include essential workers. For more information, please go to www.cdc.gov-coronavirus-symptoms-testing Transportation is available to take residents without transportation to and from testing sites. To arrange transportation, please call 650-779-9375. Updated CDC case info and data can be found at www.cdc.gov-coronavirus-cases-updates


City of Redwood City COVID-19 Rental Assistance

Fair Oaks Community Center (650) 780-7500

The City of Redwood City has established a COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Fund to assist residents who have lost their jobs and income due to COVID-19. The program is managed by the Fair Oaks Community Center. If you or someone you know is suffering a COVID-19 related job loss/loss of income and are in need of rental assistance, please submit an Application Online. Applications are available in both English Application, and Spanish Application Frequently Asked Questions FAQ Sheet is also available in English and Spanish Do you need help completing an online Application?/ ¿Necesitas ayuda con la aplicación? Click Here


Regional Events Postponed or Cancelled Due To COVID-19

  • 50th Annual San Francisco Pride Parade June 27 & 28, 2020 Cancelled

  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel Annual Wild West Festival Cancelled

  • Redwood City 4th of July Parade & Celebration Cancelled

  • San Mateo County Fair Cancelled

  • 2020 Gilroy Garlic Festival Cancelled. The 2021 Festival will be held July 23-25.

  • SF Bay to Breakers Postponed until Sep. 20, 2020 SF Bay to Breakers info

  • 150th Celebration of Golden Gate Park Virtual Celebration Online“Golden Gate Park 150th Celebration” website www.GoldenGatePark150.com

On April 13, 2020, Governor Newsom stated “Large gatherings, such as sporting events or festivals, in June, July or August are unlikely.”


The State Of California “Californians For All” Volunteer Program

Over 25K Californians have signed up since Governor Newsom announced this program just over 24 hrs ago. Every Californian can safely help their community during these difficult times. To learn more about how you can make a difference, go to californiavolunteers.ca-get-involved To join #CaliforniansForAll sign-up at californiavolunteers.ca.gov-signup Does your organization need volunteers? Contact info@cv.ca.gov to be added to the “Californians For All” website.


California’s Roadmap To Modifications of Current Orders

Presentation www.gov.ca.gov-roadmaptomodifystayathomeorder.pdf

Press Release www.gov.ca.gov-6-critical-indicators-modifyi-stay-@-home-order

California’s "Back To Normalcy Plan”.

Until we build immunity, our actions will be aligned to achieve the following:

  • Build the capacity to protect the health and well-being of the public

  • Reduce social, emotional and economic disruptions

The 6 key indicators for modification of Health Orders & Mandates

  1. The ability to monitor and protect our communities through testing, contact tracing, isolating, and supporting those who are positive or exposed.

  2. The ability to prevent infection in people who are at risk for more severe COVID-19

  3. The ability of the hospital and health systems to handle surges, develop therapeutics to meet the demand, Ensure our ability to care for the sick within our hospitals

  4. The ability for businesses, schools, and child care facilities to support physical distancing.

  5. Prevent infection in people who are at high risk for severe disease

  6. The ability to determine when to reinstitute certain measures, such as the stay-at-home orders, if necessary.


Latest SMC Health Officer COVID-19 Related Statements & Orders

Order of the Health Officer Of San Mateo County Requiring Members of the Public and Workers to Wear Face Coverings Effective April 22, 2020 smchealth.face-covering

Watch the CDC’s DIY Video on how to make a face covering, how to wear, and keep clean at www.cdc.gov-prevent-covid19-diy-cloth-face-coverings.


SMC Health Officer Order-Residential Care Facility Data

For the latest data on San Mateo County Residential care Facilities go to:

smchealth.org-dashboard-long-term-care-data

To read Dr. Scott Morrow order requiring residential care facilities to screen residents and staff for fever and signs of respiratory illness, acquire PPE for staff, and to alert San Mateo County Health within 1 hour of learning a resident/staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. Please see: Text of Full Order


Previous Statements & Orders

SMC Health Officer Statements

www.smchealth.org-health officer statements & orders


Watch San Mateo County Health Latest COVID-19 Related Videos

www.youtube.com-watchsmch


State of California Department Of Public Health Updates & Info

California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

covid19.ca.gov

www.cdph.ca.gov-programs

www.gov.ca.ca-takes-action-to-combat-covid-19

The State of California “Shelter At Home” Order


Physical Social Distancing Is Mandatory Everyone Must Comply

Outdoor Activities must be within 5 miles from your residence.


Essential businesses operating in San Mateo County must complete, post, and implement Social Distancing Protocols at location/branch. Companies must maximize the number of employees who work from home excepting only those employees who cannot perform their job duties from home and must scale down to essential operations only. Businesses that supply products needed for people to work from home are no longer essential businesses under the Order and must cease operations.


The use of playgrounds, dog parks, public picnic areas, and similar recreational areas is prohibited. The use of shared public recreational facilities such as golf courses, tennis and basketball courts, pools, and rock walls is also prohibited. Sports or activities that require the use of shared equipment, like frisbees, basketballs, baseballs, and soccer balls, may only be engaged in by members of the same household.


Construction—residential and commercial—is prohibited. Exceptions are made for healthcare facility construction directly related to the COVID-19 response.


Childcare facilities may only provide care to children or dependents of individuals working for Essential Businesses, providing Essential Governmental Functions, or performing Minimum Basic Operations for non-essential businesses.


Individuals may move residences only if it is not possible to wait until the Order expires (the move was planned or necessary for safety or habitability reasons).


Landscapers and similar service professionals may only provide services necessary to maintain the sanitation, habitability, or operation of residences or businesses, or for safety reasons. They may not provide general upkeep or maintenance services

sources: www.gov.ca.gov-pdf & covid19.ca.gov-essential-workers-pdf

& covid19.ca.gov-stay-home-except-for-essential-needs


“Shelter At Home” Frequently Asked Questions

www.smcgov-shelter@home-faqs


SM County Health Officer Statement

www.smchealth.org/health-officer-statements


Clarification of Terms

County officials are using the term “Shelter In Place.” The State’s Order is called” Shelter at Home.” As many of you may know, this term has historically been reserved for use in “Active Shooter” or Toxic Spill situations. It implies that you must remain exactly where you are, until the all-clear has been given, and it is safe to leave. This is not what the County or Statewide Order mandates. Therefore, we will use the term “Shelter At Home” when referring to the current orders in place.


What is an Essential Employee?

covid19.ca.EssentialCriticalInfrastructureWorkers.pdf

  • Health Care Providers, Pharmacy Employees, Blood Banks

  • Public Safety: Police, Fire, Paramedics, CHP, Prison Guards, Media

  • Infrastructure: Airports, Public Transportation, Truck Drivers, Cal-Trans, Cal-Train

  • Utilities (PG&E, water, sewer, gas, sanitation, internet/cable) Public Works

  • Bank, Grocery & Hardware Store Employees

  • Restaurant Employees: Take Out or Delivery Only

  • Volunteering: Donating Blood, Providing Essential Goods & Services to others


FEMA Recommends Shopping For Essential Goods One Day Per Week

Essential Trips should be made by ONE family member, if possible.

Essential trips should not be a family/group outing. Please use caution when using gas pumps, ATM & point of sale machines, etc. Do not touch your face/eyes, practice physical, social distancing, and wash hands immediately upon returning home. Remember Social Distancing = Flattening The Curve Stay at least 6 feet away from anyone who does not live in your household at all times.


Special Store Hours For At-Risk Community Members

List of local stores that have implemented special shopping hours for community members with increased risk factors. www.redwoodcity.org-parks-recreation-special-shopping-hours


Outdoor Activities

Outside of essential employment and obtaining essential goods & services for yourself and others (grocery, medical, vet, pharmacy, laundry, bank), outdoor activities like walking your dog, running, riding your bike, in your own neighborhood are allowed, when wearing a face covering.


Redwood City- Who’s Is Open For Business?

Open-Essential Businesses

redwoodcitychamber.com/open-essential-businesses


List of Stores With Special Hours For At-Risk Community Members

www.redwoodcity.org/parks-recreation-special-shopping-hours


List of Redwood City Restaurants Open For Take-Out or Delivery

redwoodcitychamber.com-redwood-city-restaurants-open-for-business



Education Information & Resources


San Mateo County Office of Education

SMOE Latest Info & Press Releases smcoe.org-county-office-of-ed-press-releases


California Dept of Education CDE-Information & Resources

www.cde.ca.gov-coronavirus.asp


State Of California Executive Orders

www.gov.ca-executive-order-schools-focus-on-covid-19-response-transparency

www.gov.ca.covid-19-guidance-for-k-12-schools


Local School Information

For th latest information on the Redwood City School District Please go to:

rcsdk8.net and www.rcsdk8.net-covid-19

Belmont Redwood Shores School District www.brssd.org-covid19

Redwood City High Schools www.seq.org-at-home-distance-learning

Canada Community College virtual.smccd.edu

Arch Diocese of San Francisco www.schools.sfarch.org

SF Arch Diocese Superintendent Pamela Lyons’ Video Message to Parents & Students

Redeemer Lutheran School www.redeemer-school.org

Charles Armstrong School www.charlesarmstrong.org-covid19-updates


Gatepath's Family Resource Center

Gatepath provides parent-to-parent support, outreach, information and referral services to families of children with special needs and disabilities, and the professionals who serve them. Our primary focus is supporting families of children 0-3 years of age, but we support any individual up to age 22. We facilitate support groups, prevention programs, parent mentors, education training and assistive technology support. Our services are available to anyone that lives or works in San Mateo County. For more information please go to:

or via e-mail: info@smcfrc.org or frcespanol@smcfrc or via phone at: 650-259-0189.


US Dept of Education Suspends Standardized Testing

Defers Student Loans

The Department of Education has waived federally required standardized testing requirements for the 2019-2020 school year. Additionally, college students with federally -funded student loans will be allowed to suspend student loan payments. Borrowers must call their lender to op-in to this program. For more information please go to www.ed.gov/coronavirus?src=feature


Redwood City School District Free Breakfast & Lunch Program

Where: Garfield, Hoover Henry Ford & Roosevelt Schools

When: Monday Tuesday and *Wednesday

*Wednesday Drive-Thru’s will include meals for Thursday & Friday

Time: Mornings from 10:30-11:30

Details: Breakfast and Lunch Drive-Thru

Roosevelt School also provides dinner. Any child who is under 18-years old can receive meals. The child does not need to be a student in RCSD and does not need to be present. Please go to www.rcsdk8.net-meals


Stanford-Free Meal Map

The Stanford Meal Map identifies locations where students can receive meals.

news.stanford.ed-students-map-free-meals-bay-area-schoolchildren


RWC Education Foundation RCEF COVID-19 Family Relief Fund

www.rcef.org/covid-19-relief


Child Care Programs for Essential Service Workers

sanmateo4cs.org/child-care-for-essential-workers

www.gov.ca.gov-GovNewsom-100-million-child-care-for-essential-workers

What Is Being To Help individuals & Families During This Pandemic?

calmatters.org/california-california-coronavirus-state-federal-proposals-poverty

covid19.ca.gov-get-financial-help


State & Federal Benefits

State Unemployment & Disability Benefits

State Unemployment and/or Disability benefits cover roughly 67% of employees' wages. The 7 day waiting period and other requirements are currently being waived. Applications are are accepted Online ONLY. For more information, go to

www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm

www.sanmateolaborcouncil-edd_-aq-pdf

www.gov.ca-cares act-additional-$600 unemployment-benefits


Additional Unemployment Benefits Begin On April 12, 2020

Starting Sunday, April 12, 2020, California workers who are receiving unemployment benefits will begin to receive an additional $600 per week, on top of their weekly State UE Benefits. These additional funds were made available via the Pandemic Additional Compensation (PAC) initiated by the Federal CARES Act For more information, go to

www.gov.ca.gov/gov-newsom-announces-additional-UE benefits-covid-19


Federal Cares Act Supplemental Unemployment Compensation

Cash Assistance Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)

Unemployment Compensation Fact Sheet and FAQ (pdf)

Federal Stimulus Payment Calculator

Stimulus Payments will be issued via direct deposit into the bank account on file with the IRS. If you don't have an account on file, checks will be mailed to the address on your 2018-2019 Federal Tax Return. To calculate the estimated amount of your Stimulus Payment go to www.washingtonpost.com/coronavirus-stimulus-check-calculator


Federal CARES Act Information

Unemployment Compensation Fact Sheet and FAQ (pdf)

Table on Unemployment Compensation Timing (pdf)

Cash Assistance Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)


Benefits for Workers Impacted by COVID-19

What benefits are available for workers, and who qualifies for them?

www.labor.ca.gov-coronavirus2019/#chart

www.covid19.ca.gov-workers-#top

Know Your Rights: www.dir.ca.gov-dlse-2019-Novel-Coronavirus.htm

Essential Worker Information www.dir.ca.gov/Essential-& NonEssential-Workers.htm

Cal-Osha Worker Safety www.dir.ca.gov-dosh-coronavirus/Healthhtml

San Mateo County 1st Responders www.smchealth.org-main-files-1st Responders


Hotels for Health Care Workers

Starting April 10, frontline health care workers who are exposed to or test positive for COVID-19 can find hotel rooms through the CalTravelStore. For more information, go to www.caltravelstore.com/ca-healthcare-workers-lodging or Call 1-877-454-8785


Gov. Newsom Announces Paid Sick Leave For Food Sector Workers

Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order today that will allow for supplemental paid sick leave for food service workers across California that have been impacted by COVID-19. The order allows for two weeks of additional leave for all workers who have contracted, been exposed to someone who has tested positive, has been ordered to quarantine or isolate.www.gov.ca-newsom-paid-sickleave-for-food-sector-workers-impacted-by-covid-19


State of CA Resources for Employers & Workers

The Sate of California Workforce and Development Agency website has extensive information and resources for California workers and employers.

www.labor.ca.gov/coronavirus2019/

www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/coronavirus/General-Industry.html


State Of CA " Toolkit" for Employers Communities & Organizations

The "Toolkit" includes Public Service Announcements, videos, graphics, flyers, and tools to assist in sharing COVID-19 information throughout California.

State-of-CA-Toolkit.covid19.ca.gov

www.cdph.ca.gov-programs-covid19-poster-spanish.pdf


Companies Who Are Hiring During COVID-19?

www.samceda.org/who's hiring?-information


Understanding COVID-19 From a Medical Perspective

www.health.harvard.edu-diseases-and-conditions-coronavirus-resource-center


Centers for Disease Control Data COVID-19 Testing

San Mateo County

The CDC had restricted COVID-19 testing in San Mateo County to those who had known exposure or were exhibiting symptoms. COVID-19 Testing has been expanded to include essential workers. For more information, please go to www.cdc.gov-coronavirus-symptoms-testing Transportation is available to take residents without transportation to and from testing sites. To arrange transportation, please call 650-779-9375. Updated CDC Case Info & Data www.cdc.gov-coronavirus-cases-updates


Testing COVID-19-Risk Screening & Testing

Verily is providing FREE risk screening and COVID-19 testing to residents of San Mateo County for more information go to Project Baseline Verily verily.com-covid19-testing

or for Sequoia Hospital www.dignityhealth.org-covid-19


Local Area Hospitals

CALL AHEAD BEFORE ARRIVING FOR SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS

Medical Emergencies: Cal 911

Kaiser: kp.org

Sequoia Hospital: www.dignityhealth.org/bayarea/locations/sequoia/contact-us

Stanford: stanfordhealthcare.org

*VA San Francisco: www.sanfrancisco.va.gov

*All patients and visitors to the San Francisco VA Medical Center must check-in at Building 200 to complete a health questionnaire before entering.

Veterans Crisis Line: www.veteranscrisisline.net

VA Palo Alto: www.paloalto.va.gov/index.asp


Mental Health & Crisis Services

San Mateo County Crisis Hotline 650-579-0350

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

National Youth Crisis Hotline 800-448-4663

SOS Teen Hotline 800-949-0057

Crisis Text Line Text “HOME” to 741741 or www.caminar.org

Alcohol Hotline Support & Information 800-331-2900

Grief Recovery Helpline 800-445-4808

Anxiety and Depression Association of America 240-485-1001

Veterans Crisis Line: www.veteranscrisisline.net

National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders 800-931-2237

Star Vista star-vista.org/covid-19 or Call 650-579-0350


Mental Health Resources

Stress Relief for Caregivers & Children

ca.gov-surgeon-general- stress-caregivers -kids-pdf

Resources for Emotional Support & Wellbeing

covid19.ca.gov/Resources-for-Emotional-Suppot & Well-being

Managing Stress

covid19.ca.gov/Manage-Stress-for-Health

San Mateo County Mental Health Services

www.smchealth.org/bhrs/mhresources

NAMI Information & Resource Guide

www.nami.org-COVID-19-Updated-Guide-1.pdf

Center for Disease Control: COVID-19-Dealing Daily Stress & Anxiety

www.cdc.gov-managing-stress-anxiety.html

www.cdc.gov-daily-life-coping-managing-stress-anxiety

Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19

nasponline-resources-podcasts-helping-children-cope-covid19-changes


“Covered California” Health Insurance-Open Enrollment Period

If you’re uninsured, Covered California is now offering a special open enrollment period. You may qualify for a free or low-cost health plan. For more information, go to Covered CA.com or call 1-800-300-1506 (Medi-Cal enrollment continues to be year-round)


Public Assistance Programs

For information about Medi-Cal, CalWORKs, and General Assistance, please visit www.mybenefitscalwin.org or call 800-223-8383.


Cal-Fresh-Food Stamp Grocery Programs

CalFresh is California's food stamp (SNAP) program provides up to $194 per household member each month. To apply for Cal Fresh www.getcalfresh.org/s/cdss

or call the Cal-Fresh Benefits Helpline at 1-877-847-3663


Market Match Program & Cal-Fresh Benefits

Market Match supports job creation, local economic development, and civic engagement by leveraging the benefits of Farmers Markets for a broader community. Furthermore, Market Match helps stabilize and support rural communities by providing an additional income for small farmers selling at farmers’ markets. When people use their federal nutrition benefits at Farmers Markets, Market Match provides matching funds so that they can buy even more fruits and vegetables. For example, a shopper who wishes to spend $10 of Cal Fresh benefits at the farmers’ market gets an extra $10 to spend on fresh produce. For more information, go to marketmatch.org


Food Groceries & Prepared Meal Program & Resources


Emergency Food Fair Oaks Community Center

2600 Middlefield Redwood City

Emergency Food can be picked up Monday-Friday at the Fair Oaks Community Center from 3-5 pm For more information, please Call 650-780-7500


Second Harvest Food Bank

Call 1-800-984-3663 Text: "FOOD" to 408-455-5181

Online www.shfb.org/getfood


Great Plates

Great Plates Delivered San Mateo County will deliver three free meals a day to older adults in San Mateo County who are at heightened risk due to COVID-19 and are unable to obtain or prepare meals on their own while sheltering in place during the coronavirus outbreak. Currently, Great Plates Delivered is funded through September 9, 2020. For more information go to: smchealth.org-great-plates-delivered-faqs or Call 1-800-675-8437. This line is operated by Aging and Adult Services (AAS) and is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week. However, applicants will only be signed up weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. AAS is closed most state and national holidays.


Call Primrose 139 Primrose Road In Burlingame

Regular grocery distribution hours are Monday – Friday from 9am to 2:45 pm.

Anyone in need of grocery assistance is welcome! For more information or to make a monetary donation, please call 650-342-2255 or go online to www.callprimrose.org


St. Francis Center 151 Buckingham Ave Redwood City

Bagged Groceries are available for pick-up Monday-Friday from 10:30-1:30pm


Salvation Army 660 Veterans Avenue in Redwood City

Bagged groceries are available each Tuesday Wednesday & Thursdays from 9-12pm


Redwood City Boys & Girls Club 1109 Hilton Street Redwood City

Bagged Groceries are available every Wednesday from 5:30pm-7pm.


Prepared Meal Programs in San Mateo County

www.shfb.org/docs/getfood/foodresources_sanmateo.pdf


Redwood City School District Free Brown Bag Lunch For Students

Where: Garfield, Hoover Henry Ford & Roosevelt Schools

When: Monday Tuesday and *Wednesday

*Wednesday Drive-Thru’s will include meals for Thursday & Friday

Time: Mornings from 10:30-11:30

Details: Breakfast and Lunch Drive-Thru

Roosevelt School also provides dinner. Any child who is under 18-years old can receive meals. The child does not need to be a student in RCSD and does not need to be present. Please go to www.rcsdk8.net-meals


Redwood City Senior Center Lunch Drive-Thru or Delivered

The Redwood City Veterans Memorial Senior Center provides Lunches “To Go” to Seniors (age 60+), free of charge, Monday-Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Drive-thru curbside pick-up is available at 1455 Madison Avenue. Delivery is available to Seniors in Redwood City-Redwood Shores. Reservations are required and can be made up until 9pm the night before by calling (650) 780-7259. For additional information, please call (650) 780-7270.


Redwood City Boys & Girls Club-Providing FREE Evening Meals

The Redwood City Boy & Girls Club will serve anyone who arrives for a “pick up & go” meal. For more information, please go to www.bgcp.org


St Anthony Padua Dining Room 3500 Middlefield Road Menlo Park

Prepared Meals are available for curbside pick-up Monday-Saturday, from 11 am-1 pm


Cassia House 420 Cassia Street In Redwood City

Prepared Meals are available every Sunday from 1:30-3:00 pm


Samaritan House

If you are in need of food, medical services, shelter, or any of our counseling or referral services, please call (650) 347-3648 or go to samaritanhousesanmateo-find-help

Volunteers are needed for food preparation and transport, please contact volunteering@samaritanhousesanmateo.org. Response times may be longer than usual due to high volume and low staffing levels. Donations can be made to www.samaritanhousesanmateo.org-donate


Assistance for Unsheltered & Unhoused Residents

The City of Redwood City has provided 20 hand-washing stations to our homeless residents. The SMC Sheriff’s Correctional Center has partnered with LifeMoves to provide 420 daily meals to homeless residents, with the help of voluntary inmate workers. The State of California launched “Project Roomkey” to house unsheltered individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic. www.gov.ca.motel-gov-newsom-project-roomkey-first-in-nation--to-protect-homeless-individuals-covid-19


Housing Information & Resources


San Mateo County Temporary Moratorium on Evictions

COVID-19 Help for Residential and Commercial Renters

smcgov.org-covid-19-help-residential-and-commercial-renters


Residential Tenants:

Under an emergency regulation, residential tenants countywide may not be evicted for failure to pay rent if they have been financially harmed by COVID-19. Qualifications for relief include:

  • Job loss

  • Cutbacks in work hours

  • Staying home with school-age children

  • Caring for a stricken family member

  • Becoming ill with the disease

Landlords wishing to evict tenants for failure to pay rent must first send the tenant a copy of a notice alerting the tenant of the emergency regulation. The form is available in English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese and Tagalog.


UPDATE:

On July 21, 2020, the Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to extend the eviction moratorium on residential properties through August 31, 2020.


Landlords wishing to increase rent must provide the tenant with written notice of his or her rights. The notice is available in English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Portuguese, Russian and Tagalog. The tenant then has 14 days after receiving the notice to provide written documentation that he or she is unable to pay as a direct result of COVID-19 or governmental response.

Other Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are available here.


Commercial Tenants

Small businesses with less than $2.5 million in annual gross revenues in unincorporated San Mateo County impacted by COVID-19 are temporarily protected from eviction by emergency regulation. To qualify for protection, a business must show impacts from COVID-19 such as:

  • Reduction in operating hours

  • Increases in health-care expenses

  • Increases in supply or overhead expenses

  • Temporary business closure

Small businesses will be liable for back rent up to 180 days following the termination of the declared local emergency. Landlords must provide commercial tenants this form notifying them of their rights under the ordinance. The form is available in EnglishSpanishSimplified ChinesePortugueseRussian and Tagalog.


Landlord & Tenant Update! Court Ruling Halts All Evictions In CA.

drive.google.com/file/d/1VtepjMRBgcxzPM0TL3G81IOtE-IYzNVS/view


Housing Related Organizations & Programs

San Mateo County Information housing.smcgov.org-frequently-asked-questions

Redwood City Rental Assistance 650-780-7500 or redwoodcity.org-covid19-housing

Project Sentinel Regional Housing Info: (650) 399-2149 www.housing.org/covid19

Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County: (650) 558-0915 www.legalaidsmc.org

CLESPA (Community Legal Services of EPA): (650) 326-6440 clsepa.org-housing

City of Redwood City Rental Assistance Redwood City Covid-19-housing-resources

Samaritan House (650) 347-3648 or go to samaritanhousesanmateo-find-help


Peninsula Family Service

Programs & Resources For Family Members of All Ages

www.peninsulafamilyservice.org


Homeowners Information & Resources

Mortgage Relief

List of contact and other information from national banks, state-chartered banks, credit unions, and mortgage lenders and servicer’s who have agreed to provide the mortgage and fee relief.dbo.ca.govCovid19-Lender Programs updates-


Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Mortgage Relief Guide

If you’re among those financially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, you might be concerned about how to pay your mortgage or rent. Federal and state governments have announced plans to help struggling homeowners during this time. Read this to get information on what to do now, and what your options are for mortgage and rental relief. www.consumerfinance.gov-guide-coronavirus-mortgage-relief-options

www.consumerfinance.gov-about-us-alivio-de-hipotecas-por-coronavirus


Mortgages Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)

Veterans who have questions regarding their VA home loans can call, 877-827-3702, to speak with a Loan Technician. Veterans whose homes have ever been modified with VA Specially Adapted Housing grant funds, should also contact VA at 877-827-3702


San Mateo County Property Tax Deadline Has Been Extended!

The deadline to pay the 2nd Installment of Property Taxes in San Mateo County has been extended until May 4, 2020. In-Person Payment Centers located in Redwood City, South San Francisco & Half Moon Bay l are closed until further notice. Payments can be made via:

  • The automated phone system at (866) 220-0308 

  • Online at: tax.smcgov.org

  • The Dropbox located at 555 County Center in Redwood City

For more information, please go to tax.smcgov.org


Immigrant Resources & Programs


The US Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced that

“Immigrants can seek testing, treatment, and prevention of COVID-19 without fearing immigration consequences due to public charge."


San Mateo County Resource Guide smcgov.org/Immigrant_Resource_Guidepdf

State of Ca. Immigrant Guide immigrantguide.ca.gov/en/covid19/

State of Ca. www.cdph.ca.gov/Immigrant-Communities-Guidance.aspx

Cal-Fresh Food Program www.getcalfresh.org/en/immigrants

List of Relief Funds for Undocumented Workers legalaidatwork.org/relief-funds

Redwood City-North Fair Oaks Immigrant Resources docs.googl immigrant resources

Protecting Immigrant Families protectingimmigrantfamilies.org

San Mateo County Legal Aid Call (650) 558-0915 or go to www.legalaidsmc.org

Immigration Institute of the Bay Area Call 650-780-7530

Immigration Institute of the Bay Area-IIBA Call 650-780-7530 or Online at iibayarea.org

LIBRE (Linking Immigrants to Benefits, Resources & Education) Please Call (650) 517-8936 or online at COVID-19 Benefits Update

Mission Assest Fund missionassetfund.org/immigrant-families-grant


Peninsula Humane Society Pet Food Bank

San Mateo County pet owners facing COVID-19 related financial hardships can pick-up pet food on Fridays from 11 am-2 pm. Participants must call 650-988-8250 prior to pet food pick-up at 1450 Rollins Road in Burlingame.


Nation's 4 Largest BanksSuspend Mortgage Payments

Wells Fargo, US Bank, Citi, and JP Morgan Chase have agreed to waive mortgage payments for 90 days for borrowers affected by the coronavirus. Bank of America has agreed to a 30-day suspension. For more information, contact your mortgage lender.


Credit Cards & Utilities Late Fees Interest & Payment Waivers

The list of service providers who are waiving late fees and suspending service interruptions continues to grow. Banks and credit cards are also working with customers to reduce interest, suspend late fees, and offering temporary alternative payment options. Customers impacted by COVID-19 are encouraged to contact their Mortgage Lender, Service Provider, Bank, and Credit Card Companies and inquire about options that may be available to you.

PG&E COVID-19 Related Program & Policy Updates

PG&E-pandemic-covid19-protections.page


Small Business Resources

Small Business Cares Act Programs

www.redwoodcity.org/coronavirus-covid-19/business-resources


SAMCEDA

www.samceda.org/COVID-19-Resource-Links-Business-Updates

www.samceda.org/SMC-Update-Business-Continuity-Action-Plan

www.samceda.org/COVID-19-Resource-Links-Business

SAMCEDA Small Business Survey www.surveymonkey.com/

Redwood City Chamber of Commerce

redwoodcitychamber.com/sba-disaster-loan-relief-program

State of California EDD-Employer Resources

www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019/employers


State & Federal Help for Small Businesses

Local small businesses will be hit particularly hard during this pandemic. Residents are encouraged to support local restaurants offering take-out service. Take out service is considered safe, when all safety protocols are being followed.

Small Business Loan information www.sba.gov

The State of California’s “Cal-Cap Program” www.treasurer.ca.gov


COVID Act Now: National State & County COVID-19 Data & Info

Information, projections, models, and scientific data.

State of California info can be found at CovidActNow.org-ca

San Mateo County Info CovidActNow.org-smcounty


Google COVID-19 Data & Information

www.google.com-covid19


Redwood City Parks& Playgrounds:

For the very latest information on Redwood City Parks please

go to: Redwood City latest Park Information


Currently Closed

  • All playgrounds, pocket parks, dog parks, public picnic areas, and similar recreational areas are closed to public use.

  • Shared public recreational facilities such as basketball courts, pools, bocce courts, and all fenced-in recreational amenities are CLOSED.

  • Park Restrooms and water fountains are CLOSED to the public.

  • Pickup group sports games are currently not allowed‬⁣ on sports fields or any open areas. Please note that Sports requiring people to share a ball or other equipment must be limited to people living in the same household, or in a "social bubble" as defined by the San Mateo County Health Order here: https://www.smcgov.org/smc-reopening

  • Red Morton Community Center Parking Lot

  • Police can issue citations to those not adhering to the rules.‬⁣ 

RWC Park & Rec. Launches “Keep Busy Redwood City” Website

www.redwoodcity.org/departments/parks-keep-busy-redwood-city


San Mateo County Parks & Regional Open Spaces

For the very latest information on San Mateo County parks please go to: https://parks.smcgov.org


State Parks & Beaches

For the very latest info on California State Parks & Beaches please go to: www.parks.ca.gov

Effective June 10, 2020: State Parks is working with local officials on a phased and regionally driven approach to increase access at park units where compliance with state and local public health ordinances can be achieved during COVID-19. Visit www.parks.ca.gov/FlattenTheCurve to find out how the department has increased access across the state park system and what remains closed. Thanks for your partnership as we collectively enable responsible recreation that protects the health of visitors and the dedicated parks staff.


Census Forms - Our Community Is “Counting” On Us!

Please complete by new Deadline- September 30, 2020

The 2020 Census arrived! It is essential that every person in Redwood City be counted. You may have seen the Redwood City Fire Department’s commercial currently running on MSNBC. Completing the 2020 Census is one of the most important things you can do to help ensure our community receives the funding and resources needed to provide the essential services we all depend on. If you have lost your form, didn’t receive one or have questions about the Census, please go to www.census.gov


California Department of Motor Vehicles: DMV

For the very latest information please go to www.dmv.ca.gov-dmv . DMV services are available online and at kiosks. Real ID requirements have been extended for one year. Law Enforcement Agencies throughout the State are relaxing enforcement for expired registration and driver licenses.


Public Transportation

Public Transportation is still in service. Please check with each agency for current service restrictions and schedule changes.

Bart: www.bart.gov

Sam Trans: www.samtrans.com

CalTrain: www.caltrain.com


SamTrans: Implements New Boarding Practices

SamTrans has begun rear-door boarding on buses with multiple doors in its fixed-route service. For more information, please go to www.samtrans.com/news/RearBoarding


Local Airports

SFO San Francisco International Airport: www.flysfo.com

SFO Updates www.flysfo.com/important-travel-covid-19-updates

SJC Mineta International Airport www.flysanjose.com

Updates: www.flysanjose.com/coronavirus

Oakland International Airport www.oaklandairport.com

Updates: www.oaklandairport.com/oakland-open-flight info

Sonoma County Airport Charles Shultz sonomacountyairport.org


US State Dept-Traveling Aboard

For assistance returning home after traveling abroad, contact STEP at step.state.gov or 888-407-4747. For updated State Department Travel Advisories and information please go to travel.state.gov/content/traveladvisories/ea/travel-advisory-alert-global-level-4


Centers For Disease Control Travel Information

www.cdc.gov-coronavirus-travelers-index.html


State & Federal Income Tax Deadlines Extended until July 15, 2020

The California Franchise Tax Board has extended the due dates for the filing and payment of State income taxes. The filing due date is July 15, 2000. Taxpayers wanting to file an extension have until Oct 15, 2020. For more information on State Income taxes go to www.ftb.ca.gov The US Treasury has extended the filing and payment date for Federal Income Tax. The news deadline is July 15, 2020. For more information, please go to www.irs.gov .


Income Tax Refunds-Federal & State

Income Tax payers who anticipate receiving an Income Tax Refund are encouraged to file their returns ASAP. Tax Refunds will continue to be processed as usual. You don’t have to leave your house to file your taxes! The IRS offers free filing online at: www.irs.gov/filing/free-file-do-your-federal-taxes-for-free


Stay Informed: Congressional Representative Updates

Sign-up to receive updates, newsletters and to participate in Telephone Town Halls.

Rep. Anna Eshoo https://eshoo.house.gov

Rep. Jackie Speier www.speier.house.gov/home

You can sign-up to receive updates from more than one.

Do you have family, friends, or loved ones in another region of the State or County and want to keep updated on the conditions there? Go to www.house.gov/find-your-representative to be directed to the website for the member of Congress representing the region, where you can sign up for updates.


Volunteer & Donation Opportunities


State of California

californiavolunteers.ca.gov/get-involved/covid-19


San Mateo County Strong Covid-19 Relief Fund

SMC Strong is providing financial assistance and resources to families, individuals, small businesses, independent contractors, and local non-profits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you need help or want to donate to help others, please call 211 or visit www.smcstrong.org. Together, we are #SMCStrong. 


Health professionals, California Health Corps, Needs You!

covid19.ca.gov/healthcorps/#top


San Mateo County-Volunteer Survey

www.surveymonkey.com


“Covid Assist” Peninsula Covenant Church & VOCA

PCC & Voca have partnered to Assist Peninsula Covenant Church & VOCA have partnered to assist vulnerable residents unable to leave their homes to purchase essential items such as food, medicine, etc. “Covid Assist” is a partnership between VOCA and Peninsula Covenant Church. If you or someone you know could benefit from this service or would like to volunteer, please go to: www.Covidassist.org


Mission Asset Fund-Direct Grants & Zero Interest Loans

The Mission Asset Fund is offering direct grants up to $500 and zero-interest loans to working families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Mission Asset is a local Non-Profit Organization working to worked to create a fair financial marketplace for working families who may not have access to traditional sources of credit/loans for a variety of reasons. For more information or to donate, please visit missionassetfund.org or Call 888-274-4808 or Download the “MY MAF “ App on your mobile device


Donate Blood & Convalescent Plasma


Stanford Blood Bank

For same-day donation appointments, call 888-723-7831 or go online at stanfordbloodcenter.org-blood-donation


American Red Cross Blood Services

RedCrossBlood.org


Convalescent Plasma Donation

The FDA recently approved a process to transfuse the plasma of individuals who’ve recovered from COVID-19 into critically ill COVID-19 patients in the hopes that the antibodies present in the donated plasma will help save the lives of the recipients.


Stanford Convalescent Plasma Donation

To begin the eligibility process to participate in this program, please go to StanfordUniversity-apply-convalescent plasma program and complete a brief questionnaire. For additional information, please go to stanfordbloodcenter.org-convalescent-plasma-recovered-covid19-patients or Call 650-723-6667


American Red Cross Convalescent Plasma Program

Information: www.redcrossblood.org/plasma-donations-recovered-covid-19-patients

Donor Form: www.redcrossblood.org/donate-plasma-donationn#donorform


COVID Act Now COVID-19 Data & Information

COVID Act Now provides updated information, projections, models, and scientific data. State of California info can be found at covidactnow.org

San Mateo County Info covidactnow.org-sanmateocounty


Redwood City Virtual Religious Services

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church

Father Ulysses celebrates Mass via “Zoom”.

The link to participate in Daily Mass is https://us04web.zoom.us/OLMC Mass

The San Francisco ArchDiocese has an extensive list of Parishes streaming Mass. For more information, please go to sfarchdiocese.org/livestreams


Peninsula Covenant Church-PCC

Regular Gathering Services are streamed each Sunday at wearepcc.com/gather. Gathering Times are: 8:55am, 9:05am, 10am, and 11am

PCC offers a wide variety of services and volunteer opportunities for people of all ages.

Prayers Requests wearepcc.com/resources/prayer-request

Become a PCC COVID Care Team Member at wearepcc.com/covid-care-teams

Beyond Sunday Weekly Study Guides wearepcc.com/weekly-study-guides

For more information, please go to wearepcc.com


Redeemer Lutheran Church

Redeemer Lutheran Church is Live Streaming Services via Facebook Live at

www.facebook.com/RedeemerRedwoodCity Redeemer offers additional services, podcasts, and prayer groups on their website. For more information, please go to www.redeemerministries.org/home


Congregation Beth Jacob

Congregation Beth Jacob offers worship services online at bethjacobrwc.org/worship/watch-live. Congregation Beth Jacob also provides a wide variety of virtual programming on their website bethjacobrwc.org including, virtual educational programming for ages pre-school-adult at bethjacobrwc.org/education


Chabad Mid-Pen

Rabbi Potash of Chabad MidPen Live Streams classes and services via Facebook Live and “Zoom”. Follow Chabad MidPen on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ChabadMidPen For more information please go to www.chabadmidpen.com


Stay Connected to Your Neighbors

NextDoor www.nextdoor.com

Farm Hill facebook.com-group-Farm Hill Neighbors facebook.com-page-Farm-Hill

Edgewood Park www.facebook.com-group-EdgewoodPark


Ways To Learn Explore & Keep Moving While Sheltering at Home


Redwood City Library Downloadable e-Books Magazines & Films

www.redwoodcity.org/departments/library

www.youtube.com/RWCLibrary-StoryTime&Play


Exercise List of 25 Studios/Gyms Offering Free Live Stream Classes

www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/FreeFitness/Workout-Classes


Nature: Backyard Fun-Butterfly Gardening in The San Francisco Bay Area

Creating A Butterfly Garden in SF Bay Area

Redwoodcity.org-home-components


Virtual Tours & Explorations

Golden Gate Park is turning 150! Virtual Celebration www.GoldenGatePark150.com

Explore The California Academy Of Sciences www.calacademy.org

Explore the Monterey Bay Aquarium Monterey Bay Aquarium

National Museum of African American History & Culture nmaahc.si.edu

US Holocaust Memorial Museum www.ushmm.org

Chinese American Museum ccamuseum.org

CuriOdyssey curiodyssey.org/virtual-activities

The Smithsonian & National Zoo www.si.edu/kids

Virtual Trip to Paris to explore the Louvre www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne

British Museum The Museum of the World The-British-Museum.com

The Great Wall of China Virtual Tour www.thechinaguide.com/great-wall-of-china

Explore Mars on the Curiosity Rover accessmars.withgoogle.com

J Paul Getty Museum Los Angeles j-paul-getty-museum

San Diego Zoo kids.sandiegozoo.org

Yellowstone National Park Virtual Tours www.nps.gov/virtualtours.htm

FarmFood 360 Virtual Farm Tours www.farmfood360.ca/

Google Arts & Culture Virtual Museums & Heritage Sites artsandculture.google.com


Free Access to Local Online News Stories & Magazine Articles

The San Mateo Daily Journal: FREE Access www.smdailyjournal.com

The Palo Alto Daily: Free Access www.paloaltoonline.com


COVID-19 Directory

SMC COVID-19 Non-Emergency Call Center Open 24/7

The SMC Public Call Center is open 24/7 to answer non-emergency COVID-19 related questions, in 180 languages. To reach the SMC Call Center, Dial 211


Sign-up for text alerts from San Mateo County Health

To sign-up for text alerts from San Mateo County Health by texting “coronavirus” to

2-1-1-2-1-1.


San Mateo County Health Data

smchealth.org-health-data


Data Dashboard

smchealth-dashboard/data county dashboard


Hospital Data

www.smchealth-dashboard/hospital-data


Lab Testing

smchealth.org/data-lab-testing-data


Cases by City

smchealth.org/data-cases-city


Locate Essential Social Services in San Mateo County

Call 211 or 800-273-6222 or Text your zip code to 898211

San Mateo County COVID-19 Resoures SMCHealth.org/coronavirus-resources


Redwood City Police Department

Emergency 911

Report Social Distancing Violations 650-780-7118

Non-Emergency Line 650-369-3331

Main Number 650-780-7100

RCPD Community Video: www.youtube.com/watch


Area Hospitals

Medical Emergencies: Cal 911

Kaiser: kp.org

Sequoia Hospital: www.dignityhealth.org/bayarea/locations/sequoia/contact-us

Stanford: stanfordhealthcare.org

VA San Francisco: www.sanfrancisco.va.gov

Veterans Crisis Line: www.veteranscrisisline.net

VA Palo Alto: www.paloalto.va.gov/index.asp

Mental Health & Crisis Services

San Mateo County Crisis Hotline 650-579-0350

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

National Youth Crisis Hotline 800-448-4663

SOS Teen Hotline 800-949-0057

Crisis Text Line Text “HOME” to 741741 or www.caminar.org

Alcohol Hotline Support & Information 800-331-2900

Grief Recovery Helpline 800-445-4808

Anxiety and Depression Association of America 240-485-1001

National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders 800-931-2237

Star Vista star-vista.org/covid-19 or Call 650-579-0350


CORA 24 Hour Crisis Hotline

CORA offers emergency housing, counseling, support groups, and legal assistance for victims of domestic violence. For more information, Call 1-800-300-1080 or go to

www.corasupport.org or www.corasupport.org/covid19 for the latest updates.


National Domestic Violence Hotline

National Domestic Violence Hotline is available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone in the United States who is experiencing domestic violence, seeking information or resources. The Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to empower victims and survivors to find safety and live free of abuse. Call at 1−800−799−SAFE (1-800-799-7233) If you’re unable to speak safely over the phone, text “LOVEIS” to 22522 or go to www.thehotline.org/help Additional tools for staying safe during COVID-19 are available at www.thehotline.org-staying-safe-covid-19


SCM Emergency Safety Net Assistance & Core Service Agencies

hsa.smcgov.org-emergency-safety-net-assistance-core-services

www.hsa.smcgov.org


State of California

Press Releases Executive Orders Proclamations & Advisories

www.gov.ca.gov-newsroom


State of California Dept. Of Public Health Latest Updates & Info

www.cdph.ca.gov-programs


California Statewide “Stay at Home Order”

covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs

covid19.ca.gov


State of Ca. List Of “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers

covid19.ca.gov/img/EssentialCriticalInfrastructureWorkers.pdf


California Department of Public Health

COVID-19 Toolkit State-of-CA-toolkit.covid19.ca.gov


San Mateo County “Shelter at Home” Orders

www.smcgov.org/smcgov.org/FinalOrder.pdf

www.smcgov.org/smcgov.org/Order.pdf


“Shelter At Home” Frequently Asked Questions

www.smcgov.org/shelter-place-faqs


San Mateo County Health Department

www.smchealth.org/coronavirus


Education Information & Resources


San Mateo County Office of Education

SMOE Latest Info & Press Releases smcoe.org-county-office-of-ed-press-releases


California Dept of Education CDE-Information & Resources

www.cde.ca.gov-coronavirus.asp


State Of California Executive Orders

www.gov.ca-executive-order-schools-focus-on-covid-19-response-transparency

www.gov.ca.covid-19-guidance-for-k-12-schools


Local Schools & School District Information

Redwood City School District: www.rcsdk8.net-covid-19

Belmont Redwood Shores School District www.brssd.org-covid19

Redwood City High Schools www.seq.org-at-home-distance-learning

Canada Community College virtual.smccd.edu

Arch Diocese of San Francisco www.schools.sfarch.org

SF Arch Diocese Superintendent Pamela Lyons’ Video Message to Parents & Students

Redeemer Lutheran School www.redeemer-school.org

Charles Armstrong School www.charlesarmstrong.org-covid19-updates


Home Schooling Resources

San Mateo Office of Education www.smcoe.org/covid-19-resources

List Free Education Subscriptions www.amazingeducationalresources.com

Harvard MIT UC Berkeley Students Offer Free Tutoring Free Tutoring for K-12 Students

ST Math www.stmath.com/coronavirus

Help Me Grow SMC-Parenting Children 0-5 helpmegrowsmc.org/about-us


Stanford-Free Meal Map

news.stanford.edustanford-students-map-free-meals-bay-area-schoolchildren


Redwood City School District: Free Brown Bag Lunch

Brown bag lunches are available weekday mornings at Ford, Garfield, and Hoover sites from 10 to12 noon for all children under 18. Meals distributed via a Drive-thru For more info go to: www.rcsdk8.net


Redwood City Education Foundation RCEF Family Relief Fund

www.rcef.org/covid-19-relief


Child Care Essential Workers

www.gov.ca.gov-GovNewsom-100-million-child-care-for-essential-workers


What is being to help you and your family during this pandemic?

calmatters.org/california-california-coronavirus-state-federal-proposals-poverty


State of California Unemployment & Disability Benefits

www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm

www.gov.ca.gov Gov Newsom-Additional-$600 Unemployment-Benefits


Federal Government Response to Corona Virus

www.usa.gov/coronavirus


Federal Congressional Representatives

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo eshoo.house.gov/constituent-covid-19-resources

Congresswoman Jackie Speier https://speier.house.gov/home

Locate a Member of Congress www.house.gov/find-your-representative


Federal Government: Centers of Disease Control

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov


Federal Cares Act-Full Final Text

taxfoundation.org-fInal-CARES-ACT.pdf

Unemployment Compensation Fact Sheet and FAQ (pdf)


Federal Cares Act Stimulus Rebates

Cash Assistance Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)


Stimulus Payment Calculator

www.washingtonpost.com/coronavirus-stimulus-check-calculator


City of Redwood City: COVID-19 Information & Service

www.redwoodcity.org-home-news

www.redwoodcity.orgcoronavirus-covid-19

www.redwoodcity.org-depart-parks&recreation-community-services

Mayor Howard’s Community Address www.youtube.com-watch

City Council Meeting Information www.redwoodcity.org-council meetings

Veterans Memorial Senior Center (650) 780-7270

Redwood City Library (e-books magazines newspapers)

www.redwoodcity.org/departments/library


COVID Act Now: National State & County Data & Information

Information, projections, models, and scientific data.

State of California info can be found at CovidActNow.org-ca

San Mateo County Info CovidActNow.org-smcounty


Google COVID-19 Data & Information

www.google.com-covid19


COVID-19 Testing Verily FREE Risk Screening & Testing

verily-project-baseline-pilot covid19-study

www.verily.com-covid19-testing

www.dignityhealth.org/covid-19-testing-2019


Covered California Health Insurance Special Open Enrollment

Covered CA.com


State of California Surgeon General Mental Health Resources

Stress Relief for Caregivers & Children covid19.ca.gov-Caregivers & Kids-Playbook.pdf

Emotional Support & Wellbeing covid19.ca.gov/Emotional-Suppot & Well-being

Managing Stress covid19.ca.gov/Manage-Stress-for-Health


San Mateo County Mental Health Services

www.smchealth.org/mentalhealth

www.smchealth.org/bhrs/mhresources


NAMI COVID-19 Information & Resource Guide

www.nami.org/NAMI2020/NAMI-Updates-COVID-19-Updated-Guide-1.pdf


Center for Disease Control: COVID-19-Dealing Daily Stress & Anxiety

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html?CDC_


Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19

www.nasponline.org/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/helping-children-cope-with-changes-resulting-from-covid-19

PG&E COVID-19 Related Program & Policy Updates

PG&E-pandemic-covid19-protections.page


Housing Landlord Tenant Resources


San Mateo County Temporary Moratorium on COVID-19 Related Evictions

BOS.smcgov.org/CountyWideEvictionMoratorium

Full Text Eviction Moratorium Ordinance

Housing.smcgov.org/frequently-asked-questions?


San Mateo County Temporary Moratorium on Evictions

San Mateo County Eviction Moratorium Summary English and Spanish

San Mateo County Eviction Moratorium FAQ English and Spanish

housing.smcgov.org/frequently-asked-questions

Eviction Moratorium – Sample Landlord Notification Letter English and Spanish


Court Ruling Halts All Residential Evictions In California

drive.google.com/file/view


Housing Agencies Organization & Resources

San Mateo County Information housing.smcgov.org-frequently-asked-questions

Fair Oaks Community Center www.smc.org-fairoakscenter

Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County: (650) 558-0915 www.legalaidsmc.org

CLESPA (Community Legal Services of EPA): (650) 326-6440 clsepa.org-housing

One Redwood City www.fairrents4rwc.com

Project Sentinel Regional Housing Info: (650) 399-2149 www.housing.org/covid19

Samaritan House (650) 347-3648 or go to samaritanhousesanmateo-find-help


City of Redwood City COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance

Fair Oaks Community Center (650) 780-7500 Online applications English Application and Spanish Application Frequently Asked Questions FAQ Sheet in English and Spanish Do you need help completing an online Application?/ ¿Necesitas ayuda con la aplicación? Click Here


Homeowners Information & Resources


Mortgage Relief

List of contact and other information from national banks, state-chartered banks, credit unions, and mortgage lenders and servicer’s who have agreed to provide the mortgage and fee relief.dbo.ca.govCovid19-Lender Programs updates-


Mortgages Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)

Veterans who have questions regarding their VA home loans can call, 877-827-3702, to speak with a Loan Technician. Veterans whose homes have ever been modified with VA Specially Adapted Housing grant funds, should also contact VA at 877-827-3702


Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - COVID-19 Mortgage Relief Guide

If you’re among those financially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, you might be concerned about how to pay your mortgage or rent. Federal and state governments have announced plans to help struggling homeowners during this time. Read this to get information on what to do now, and what your options are for mortgage and rental relief. www.consumerfinance.gov-guide-coronavirus-mortgage-relief-options

www.consumerfinance.gov-about-us-alivio-de-hipotecas-por-coronavirus


San Mateo County Property Tax Deadline Has Been Extended!

The deadline to pay the 2nd Installment of Property Taxes in San Mateo County has been extended until May 4, 2020. 

In-Person Payment Centers located in Redwood City, South San Francisco & Half Moon Bay l are closed until further notice. Payments can be made via:

  • The automated phone system at (866) 220-0308 

  • Online at: tax.smcgov.org

  • The Dropbox located at 555 County Center in Redwood City

For more information, please go to tax.smcgov.org


Food Groceries & Prepared Meal Programs & Resources

Emergency Food Fair Oaks Community Center 2600 Middlefield Redwood City

Emergancy Food can be picked up Monday-Friday at the Fair Oaks Community Center from 3-5 pm For more information, please Call 650-780-7500


Second Harvest Food Bank

Call 1-800-984-3663 Text: "FOOD" to 408-455-5181

Online www.shfb.org/getfood


Call Primrose 139 Primrose Road In Burlingame

Regular grocery distribution hours are Monday – Friday from 9am to 2:45 pm.

Anyone in need of grocery assistance is welcome! For more information on or to donate, please call 650-342-2255 or go online to www.callprimrose.org


The St. Francis Center 151 Buckingham Avenue Redwood City

Bagged Groceries are available for pick-up Monday-Friday from 10:30-1:30pm


Salvation Army 660 Veterans Avenue in Redwood City

Bagged groceries are available each Tuesday Wednesday & Thursdays from 9-12pm


Redwood City Boys & Girls Club 1109 Hilton Street Redwood City

Bagged Groceries are available every Wednesday from 5:30pm-7pm.


Cal-Fresh-Food Stamp Grocery Programs

CalFresh is California's food stamp (SNAP) program provides up to $194 per household member, each month. To apply for Cal Fresh www.getcalfresh.org/s/cdss

or call the Cal-Fresh Benefits Helpline at 1-877-847-3663


Market Match Program & Cal-Fresh Benefits

Market Match supports job creation, local economic development, and civic engagement by leveraging the benefits of Farmers Markets for a broader community. Furthermore, Market Match helps stabilize and support rural communities by providing an additional income for small farmers selling at Farmers Markets. When people use their federal nutrition benefits at farmers’ markets, Market Match provides matching funds so that they can buy even more fruits and vegetables. For example, a shopper who wishes to spend $10 of Cal Fresh benefits at the farmers’ market gets an extra $10 to spend on fresh produce. For more information, go to marketmatch.org


Prepared Meal Programs in San Mateo County

www.shfb.org/docs/getfood/foodresources_sanmateo.pdf


Stanford-Free Meal Map

news.stanford.edustanford-students-map-free-meals-bay-area-schoolchildren


Redwood City School District: Free Brown Bag Lunch

Where: Garfield, Hoover Henry Ford & Roosevelt Schools

When: Monday Tuesday and *Wednesday

*Wednesday Drive-Thru’s will include meals for Thursday & Friday

Time: Mornings from 10:30-11:30

Details: Breakfast and Lunch Drive-Thru

Roosevelt School also provides dinner. Any child who is under 18-years old can receive meals. The child does not need to be a student in RCSD and does not need to be present. Please go to www.rcsdk8.net-meals


Free Senior Lunches “To Go"

The Redwood City Veterans Memorial Senior Center provides Lunches “To Go” to Seniors (age 60+) Monday-Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Curbside pick-up is available at 1455 Madison Ave. Delivery is also available to Seniors in Redwood City/Redwood Shores. Reservations are required and can be made up until 9pm the night before by calling (650) 780-7259 For additional information, please call (650) 780-7270.


Redwood City Boys & Girls Club-Providing FREE Evening Meals

The Redwood City Boy & Girls Club will serve anyone who arrives for a “pick up & go” meal. For more information, please go to www.bgcp.org


St. Anthony Padua Dining Room 3500 Middlefield Road Menlo Park

Prepared Meals are available for curbside pick-up Monday-Saturday, from 11am-1pm


Cassia House 420 Cassia Street In Redwood City

Prepared Meals are available every Sunday from 1:30-3:00pm


Samaritan House

If you are in need of food, medical services, shelter, or any of our counseling or referral services, please call (650) 347-3648 or go to samaritanhousesanmateo-find-help

Volunteers are needed for food preparation and transport, please contact volunteering@samaritanhousesanmateo.org. Response times may be longer then usual due to high volume and low staffing levels. Donations can be made to www.samaritanhousesanmateo.org-donate


Assistance for Unsheltered & Unhoused Residents

To date, the City of Redwood City has delivered 20 hand-washing stations to assist residents who are homeless or living in vehicles this week. San Mateo County has moved 87 unhoused residents from the Maple Street Shelter to local hotels in order to comply with the 6 ft social distancing mandate. The Governor has allocated 150 million dollars to assist cities and counties in providing care and services to unsheltered residents. The SMC Sheriff’s Correctional Center has partnered with LifeMoves to provide Food Service for our unhoused residents. With the help of voluntary inmate workers and the food services team, 420 daily meals will be provided, 7 days a week, until a long-term solution can be implemented.


State of California “Project Room Key”

Governor Gavin Newsom launched “Project Room Key” a first in the nation program

to house unsheltered individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more info go to www.gov.ca.gov-newsom-project-roomkey-first-in-nation--to-protect-homeless-individuals-covid-19


Senior Resources

List of Local Stores With Special Store Hours For At-Risk Community Members

www.redwoodcity.org/parks-recreation-special-shopping-hours


RWC Veterans Senior Center Lunches “To Go” Pick-Up & Delivery

Lunches are available to Seniors (age 60+) Monday-Friday from 11:00-1:00 Curbside pick-up or delivery to Seniors in Redwood City/Redwood Shores. Reservations are required and can be made up until 9pm the night before by calling (650) 780-7259


Peninsula Family Service Programs

www.peninsulafamilyservice.org


San Mateo County Aging & Adult Services

www.smchealth.org/aging-and-adult-services-support


San Mateo County Home Delivered Meals

1-800-675-8437 or www.smchealth.orgTIES


City of Redwood City Senior Services & Support

Are you or someone you know a Senior in Redwood City, in need of assistance, services, or just someone to talk to? If so, Sophy Sam and Anna Carlos are available to help. Sophy Sam at Veterans Memorial Senior Center can be reached at 650-780-7270 or via e-mail at ssam@redwoodcity.org Anna Carlos can be reached at (650) 670-2206 and via e-mail at acarlos@redwoodcity.org


Peninsula Covenant Church Assistance For Seniors & Older Adults

Do you or someone you know find yourself needing assistance with grocery shopping, running essential errands or would just like to have someone to check in with you by phone? Peninsula Covenant Church maybe able to help. For more information, please Call (650) 365-8094 or go to wearepcc.com/resources/coronavirus


Info & Resources For Our Immigrant Community Members

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced that

Immigrants can seek testing, treatment, and prevention of COVID-19 without fearing immigration consequences due to public charge


San Mateo County Resource Guide smcgov.org-immigrant-resource-guidepdf

State of Ca. Immigrant Guide immigrantguide.ca.gov-en-covid19

State of Ca. Pubic Health Dept. www.cdph.ca.gov/immigrant-communities

Cal Fresh Food Program www.getcalfresh.org-en-immigrants

List of Relief Funds for Undocumented Workers legalaidatwork.org/relief-funds

Protecting Immigrant Families protectingimmigrantfamilies.org

San Mateo County Legal Aid (650) 558-0915 or go to www.legalaidsmc.org

Immigration Institute of the Bay Area Call 650-780-7530

LIBRE (Linking Immigrants to Benefits, Resources & Education) Please Call (650) 517-8936 or go online to COVID-19 Benefits Update


Peninsula Humane Society Pet Food Bank

San Mateo County pet owners facing COVID-19 related financial hardships can pick-up pet food on Fridays from 11 am-2 pm. Participants must call 650-988-8250, prior to pet food pick-up at 1450 Rollins Road in Burlingame.

PG&E COVID-19 Related Program & Policy Updates

PG&E-pandemic-covid19-protections.page


Small Business Information & Resources


City of Redwood City Economic Development Manager

Don Burrus dburrus@redwoodcity.org

Federal CARES Act Information for Small Businesses

Information about the Paycheck Protection Program for Small Businesses (pdf)

Visit the House Small Business Committee


State of California Employer Resources

www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019/employers.htm

Federal Small Business Administration information www.sba.gov


State of California’s “Cal-Cap Program”

www.treasurer.ca.gov


Small Business Cares Act Program

www.redwoodcity.org/coronavirus-covid-19/business-resources


FaceBook Small Business Cash Grants Program

facebook.com-grants


SAMCEDA Resources For Local Small Businesses

www.samceda.orgSAMCEDA20-COVID-19-Business Continuity Action pdf

www.samceda.org/COVID-19-Resource-Links-Business

www.samceda-small-business impacts-covid-19-survey-monkey.com


Forbes List of 19 Programs To Help Small Businesses

www.forbes.com/List-of-coronavirus-small-business-relief-programs


Redwood City- Who’s Open For Business?


Open-Essential Businesses

redwoodcitychamber.com/open-essential-businesses


Companies Who Are Hiring During COVID-19?

www.samceda.org/who's hiring?-information


Redwood City Stores Offering Special Shopping Hours

www.redwoodcity.org/departments


List of Redwood City Restaurants Open For Take Out & Delivery

redwood-city-restaurants-open-for-business


Peninsula-Silicon Valley Restaurants Offering Pick Up & Delivery

www.650.com


San Mateo County “ZoneHaven”

locate services-zonehaven.com


California State Parks & Beaches

Additional Information on ‘Flattening the Curve” www.parks.ca.gov

COVID-19 News Release www.parks.ca.gov/NewsRelease/945


San Mateo County Closes All Parks Effective

parks.smcgov.org-press-release/san-mateo-county-parks-close


Local Airports

SFO San Francisco International Airport: www.flysfo.com

SJC Mineta International Airport www.flysanjose.com

Oakland International Airport: www.oaklandairport.com

Sonoma County Airport Charles Shultz https://sonomacountyairport.org


US State Dept -Returning Home From Traveling Aboard

For assistance rteurning to the United States contact STEP at: step.state.gov or call 888-407-4747. For updated State Dept Travel Advisories go to travel.state.gov-travel-advisories-level-4-global-alert


State of California DMV

www.dmv.ca.gov

www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv


Public Transportation

Bart: www.bart.gov

Sam Trans: www.samtrans.com

Caltrain www.caltrain.com


Internal Revenue Service

www.irs.gov/coronavirus and www.irs.gov

www.irs.gov/filing/file-do-your-federal-taxes-for-free

California Tax Franchise Board

www.ftb.ca.gov


San Mateo County Tax Collector

www.tax.smcgov.org


Volunteer & Donation Opportunities


San Mateo County Strong-Covid-19 Relief Fund

SMC Strong is providing financial assistance and resources to families, individuals, small business, independent contractors and local non-profits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you need help or want to donate to help others, please call 211 or visit www.smcstrong.org . We are in this together and together, we are #SMCStrong.


Health professionals, California Health Corps Needs You!

covid19.ca.gov/healthcorps/#top


San Mateo County-Volunteer Survey

www.surveymonkey.com


“Covid Assist” Peninsula Covenant Church & VOCA

Partner To Assist

Vulnerable residents unable to leave their homes to purchase essential items such as food, medicine, etc. “Covid Assist” is a partnership between VOCA and Peninsula Covenant Church. If you or someone you know could benefit from this service or would like to volunteer, please go to: www.Covidassist.org


MAF-Mission Asset Fund Immigrant Relief Fund-

Direct Family Grants & Zero Interest Loans

The Mission Asset Fund is offering direct grants up to $500 and zero-interest loans to working families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Mission Asset is a local Non-Profit Organization working to worked to create a fair financial marketplace for working families, who may not have access to traditional sources of credit/loans for a variety of reasons. For more information on the Family Grant program please visit missionassetfund.org/immigrant-families-grant For information on other programs and services go to: missionassetfund.org or Call 888-274-4808 or Download the “MY MAF “ App on your mobile device.


San Mateo County Strong-Covid-19 Relief Fund

SMC Strong is providing financial assistance and resources to families, individuals, small businesses, independent contractors, and local non-profits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you need help or want to donate to help others, please call 211 or visit www.smcstrong.org . Together, we are #SMCStrong


Second Harvest Food Bank Call 1-800-984-3663

For volunteer and donation information please go to www.shfb.org-health&safety


Call Primrose 139 Primrose Road In Burlingame

Call Primrose provides grocery assistance to anyone in need. To make a monetary donation, please call 650-342-2255 or go to www.callprimrose.org


RCEF COVID-19 Family Relief Fund

www.rcef.org-covid-19-relief


Samaritan House

Volunteers contact volunteering@samaritanhousesanmateo.org.

Donations can be made to www.samaritanhousesanmateo.org-donate


Street Life Ministries

streetlifeministries.org


Health professionals, California Health Corps Needs You!

covid19.ca.gov-healthcorps-


State of California “Californians For All” Volunteer Program

To learn how you can make a difference, go to californiavolunteers.ca-get-involved

To join #CaliforniansForAll go to californiavolunteers.ca.gov-signup

Does your organization need volunteers? Contact info@cv.ca.gov to be added to the “Californians For All” website.


San Mateo County-Volunteer Survey

www.surveymonkey.com


Donate Blood or Convalescent Plasma

From Recovered COVID-19 Patients

Stanford Blood Bank stanfordbloodcenter.org/blood-donation

For same-day donation appointments, please call us at 888-723-7831

Convalescent Plasma Program stanfordbloodcenter.org/convalescent-plasma

Call 650-723-6667


American Red Cross Blood Services RedCrossBlood.org

American Red Cross Convalescent Plasma Program

Information: www.redcrossblood.org/plasma-donations-recovered-covid-19-patients



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COVID-19 Social Distance Meetings

Due to COVID-19, Chris is scheduling visits with residents of District 7. If you would like to meet Chris, learn more about his positions, and discuss the issues that matter most to you, please contact him to arrange a time for him to come knock on your door.

Rasmussen Family
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Chris Rasmussen

CITY COUNCIL
REDWOOD CITY~DISTRICT 7 
chris@chris4rwc.com 
 650-537-3547
P.O. Box 3364 
Redwood City, Ca. 94064

 

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