AT A GLANCE: Providing the key information to help you navigate the novel coronavirus pandemic in San Mateo County – Updated 10/21/20. Click on SOURCE for more information about each category.


Health & Emergencies


COVID-19 Testing Sites


Emergency Services

Operational.

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Hospitals

Operational.

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Food Banks

Click here for list of county food distribution locations.

Click here for school meal sites.

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Social Services

General: County resources PDF

Homelessness: Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Shelters and services

Immigrant and undocumented resource: San Mateo County Immigrant Relief Fund,

Immigrants Rising resource document,Immigration and legal services

Housing legal services: Community Legal Services East Palo Alto, Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County

Rental assistance and resources:Housing Industry Foundation

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Shelter-In-Place Order


Schools

Schools may reopen for in-person instruction. To reopen, schools or districts must submit a request for a plan review to the San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE).

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Child Care

Open with modifications. Full list of open child care programs here. Additional resources for parents and caregivers availaible at First 5 San Mateo County website.

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Libraries

All buildings closed. Curbside pickups available.

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Restaurants

Indoor dining allowed with limited capacity as county is in red tier of state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. View industry guidance here.

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Parks

Most county parks are open. View county park advisories here. Most Mid-Peninsula trails are open. View trail conditions here.

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Religious Services

Indoor services allowed with limited capacity (25% or 100 people, whichever is fewer) since county is in red tier of state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

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Public Transportation

Face coverings and physical distancing required onboard and at stops.

SamTrans: additional routes restored plus fare collection and front-door boarding resumed. Exit through rear doors when possible.

Caltrain: Check timetables for current information.

BART: Closes at 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday open 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

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Personal Services

May open indoors with modifications. This includes: nail salons, tattoo parlors, estheticians, body waxing studios, massage studios, piercing shops, and skin care services. Hair salons and barbershops may also open indoors with their own modifications.

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Government Services


Courts

Reduced service and limited hearings. Expect delays in obtaining judgments, fulfilling public records requests, and processing and filing documents. Persons entering courtroom must wear a face mask, practice physical distancing and check in with staff.

Click links for: amended memo on court restrictions,unlawful detainers, family law,traffic cases,juvenile court,jury trials

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City Buildings

Conduct business or access services online or by phone where possible. Vital services provided with reduced contact and social distancing.

Available online: voter registration, paying property taxes, filling out the census, order vital records

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Evictions

Statewide eviction ban in effect through January 31, 2021 for qualifying residential tenants who could not pay rent due to COVID-19 related hardship. Tenant must provide declaration of hardship.

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DMV

DMV offices are open for customers with existing appointments and transactions that require an in-person visit. Face coverings and social distancing required for in-person visits.

New behind-the-wheel drive test appointments available. Other new appointments not yet available. Customers encouraged to complete tasks online if possible. Use the DMV Service Advisor to learn options for completing DMV tasks.

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Residential


Waste Pickup

Operational. Recology offices are temporarily closed to walk-in customers. Bills can be paid online, by phone or by mail.

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