Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

We’re working closely with state and local agencies to monitor and respond to the evolving impacts of COVID-19 in our community. You can easily search what's allowed to open at any given time on the state's Blue Print for a Safer Economy website.

Please remember you are required to wear face coverings when in public at businesses, waiting in line, at medical facilities, and on public transit. You should still maintain social distancing at all times. You must wear face coverings when outdoors recreating if social distancing cannot be maintained. Review the County’s Reopening page for more information.

We’ll continue to provide local updates and City-specific information as we prioritize the health and safety of our community. Many city services can be accessed remotely by visiting our Online & Remote Services web page. 

Multi colored heart with San Mateo Comeback and COVID graphics
  1. Housing is Key - Financial Assistance for Renters & Landlords

    Financial assistance is available for eligible tenants and landlords who've lost income due to COVID-19. Statewide eviction protections are also in place for renters who were unable to pay rent due to the impacts of COVID-19. Learn more about eligibility. Read on...
  2. COVID-19 Vaccination Information

    Eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine is expanding and equitable distribution remains a priority. Supply is still limited, but everyone will have an opportunity to receive a vaccine for free when it's available. Read on...
  3. Help & Resources for Those Affected by COVID-19

    San Mateo County has a wide variety of resources and programs to help all residents get through the pandemic. Find easy access to important and updated information on the County's COVID-19 Resources web page or in 53 different languages by calling 2-1-1. Read on...
  4. Tenant Relief - State Extends COVID-19 Eviction Protections

    Financial assistance is available for eligible tenants and landlords who've lost income due to COVID-19. Statewide eviction protections are also in place for renters who were unable to pay rent due to the impacts of COVID-19. Learn more about eligibility. Read on...
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  1. IMPORTANT RESOURCES 

    State of California
    covid19.ca.gov

    San Mateo County Health
    smchealth.org/coronavirus

    San Mateo County
    smcgov.org

    Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention
    cdc.gov/coronavirus

    COVID-19 CALL CENTER

    Call 2-1-1 with all non-emergency and non-medical inquiries.

    The 2-1-1 service is available 24/7 in 180 languages.

Latest Information Regarding City Services

Doing Business with the City Remotely
In an effort to minimize potential exposure to COVID-19 and make interacting with the City easier, we’ve made a number of our services available online. Our Online and Remote Applications and Services page lists a collection of services available online as well as a number of applications that can either be submitted online or completed remotely by printing and faxing or mailing to the appropriate departments.

City Hall Opens for Limited Service
City Hall is currently open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Before coming to City Hall, please make sure you review and understand the Social Distancing Protocols for City Hall Visitors.

Most City Facilities Remain Closed to the Public
To protect the health of our staff and residents, some City facilities remain closed to the public including libraries, community centers and the Police Department. Read more about the facility closures and the impact on City programs and events.

Recreation Resumes with Limitations
Poplar Creek Golf Course, the Tennis Courts and Japanese Garden in Central Park, and parks are open to the public with some limitations. Read the Parks and Recreation FAQ for more information. 

Formal Public Meetings to Continue As-Needed
Due to the State of California’s Declaration of Emergency and health orders, all City Council and Commission meetings will be held remotely. In-person attendance is not an option. The public can attend public meetings and provide comment virtually using the instructions provided on the Public Meeting Portal.