August 27, 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 and the CZU Lightning Complex fire.

    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 status reports every Tuesday and Thursday until further notice. Today’s report:

    COVID-19 Testing Available Aug. 31 – Sept. 4; New North Fair Oaks Location

    San Mateo County’s no-cost COVID-19 testing is available without restriction to anyone. Because only 500 tests are allocated each day, it is advisable to schedule an appointment with Verily/Project Baseline, San Mateo County’s testing provider, at

    Per Verily, due to increased lab capacity test results are now typically returned within two to four days.

    If you don’t have access to the internet, there may be a volunteer on site who can assist you.  The following locations are open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    San Mateo: Aug. 31
    San Mateo County Event Center
    1346 Saratoga Drive

    Half Moon Bay: Sept. 1
    Our Lady of the Pillar
    565 Kelly Avenue

    San Bruno: Sept. 2
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
    975 Sneath Lane

    North Fair Oaks: Sept. 3 & 4 (New Location)
    Stanford Parking Lot
    2685 Bay Road

    See more testing dates and locations at

    County Manager’s Media Briefing on YouTube

    The Aug. 26, 2020, media briefing on the County of San Mateo’s response to COVID-19 hosted by San Mateo County Manager Mike Callagy can be viewed at

    Subscribe to the County’s YouTube channel at

    State’s Underreporting Reflected in San Mateo County COVID-19 Case Count

    A significant problem with the State of California’s reporting system for communicable diseases has resulted in significant underreporting of COVID-19 testing results to San Mateo County Health and local health departments statewide. SMC Health continues to work with the California Department of Public Health to identify any remaining potential data gaps to investigate, understand, and resolve additional data issues.

    San Mateo County Health has updated the number of positive cases to 7,911 as of Aug. 26, 2020.

    County Health provides detailed information on the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths within San Mateo County, including by day, age, race/ethnicity and sex of patients.

    Learn more at

    Call Center

    Residents with non-medical, non-emergency questions about the coronavirus can call 211 or 800-273-6222 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.