August 8, 2020
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
California 545,787 10,189
Latest COVID-19 Data For San Mateo County
San Mateo County Health Data
Cases by City
San Mateo County COVID-19 Resoures
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
National Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the “Californians For All” website.
California’s Roadmap To Modifications of Current Orders
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
The ability to monitor and protect our communities through testing, contact tracing, isolating, and supporting those who are positive or exposed.
The ability to prevent infection in people who are at risk for more severe COVID-19
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
The ability for businesses, schools, and child care facilities to support physical distancing.
Prevent infection in people who are at high risk for severe disease
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:
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
Watch San Mateo County Health Latest COVID-19 Related Videos
State of California Department Of Public Health Updates & Info
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
“Shelter At Home” Frequently Asked Questions
SM County Health Officer Statement
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?
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
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?
List of Stores With Special Hours For At-Risk Community Members
List of Redwood City Restaurants Open For Take-Out or Delivery
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
State Of California Executive Orders
Local School Information
For th latest information on the Redwood City School District Please go to:
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:
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.
RWC Education Foundation RCEF COVID-19 Family Relief Fund
Child Care Programs for Essential Service Workers
What Is Being To Help individuals & Families During This Pandemic?
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
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
Federal Cares Act Supplemental Unemployment Compensation
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
Benefits for Workers Impacted by COVID-19
What benefits are available for workers, and who qualifies for them?
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.
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.
Companies Who Are Hiring During COVID-19?
Understanding COVID-19 From a Medical Perspective
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
Sequoia Hospital: www.dignityhealth.org/bayarea/locations/sequoia/contact-us
*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
Resources for Emotional Support & Wellbeing
San Mateo County Mental Health Services
NAMI Information & Resource Guide
Center for Disease Control: COVID-19-Dealing Daily Stress & Anxiety
Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19
“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