April 30, 2020
  • Redwood City  -  

    The County of San Mateo continues to work to protect public health and safety in response to the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19.

    The County of San Mateo’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) remains open to coordinate countywide response and communications in response to the situation. The EOC’s Joint Information Center will provide daily status reports Monday through Friday until further notice. Today’s report:

    This Weekend -- San Mateo County Beaches Accessible by Foot Only; San Mateo County Parks Closed Until May 4

    Anyone considering a trip to the San Mateo County coast this weekend may want to reconsider their plans.

    The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office reminds prospective beachgoers that San Mateo County beaches will only be accessible by foot as all beach parking lots will be closed. In addition, parking along Highway 1 is prohibited and violators will be cited.  Law enforcement is asking for consideration of local residents by not parking on neighborhood streets.

    San Mateo County Parks, which have been closed since March 27, will remain closed through the weekend.  Beginning Monday, May 4, 13 parks will reopen at 8 a.m., including San Pedro Valley Park in Pacifica, Quarry Park in El Granada, and Pillar Point Bluff in Moss Beach.

    Property Tax Payments Must Be Received by May 4

    There are a variety of ways to make San Mateo County property tax payments in time to meet the May 4 deadline, including online at https://sanmateo-ca.county-taxes.com/public

    Cash payments will be accepted on Friday, May 1 and Monday, May 4 at the following locations:

    • 555 County Center, Redwood City, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • 537 Kelly Street, Half Moon Bay, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Noon to 1 p.m.)
    • 1024 Mission Road, South San Francisco, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Noon – 12:30)

    When making cash payments, please wear a face covering and abide by social distancing requirements.

    Check payments can be mailed or placed in exterior drop boxes at all locations and at the mobile drop box on Middlefield Road in Redwood City, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.  See https://tax.smcgov.org/ for additional information about payment locations and hours.

    San Mateo County COVID-19 Cases

    San Mateo County Health has updated the number of positive cases to 1,177 as of April 29, 2020.

    County Health provides detailed information on cases by age group and date and deaths by age group. Learn more at https://www.smchealth.org/coronavirus

    Call Center

    Residents with non-medical, non-emergency questions about the coronavirus can call 211 at any time, day or night. Callers from landlines and cellular telephones located within San Mateo County are connected with a trained service professional from 211, a confidential service available in 180 languages.