June 25, 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:

    A “Gold” for County’s Regional Operations Center

    The County of San Mateo’s Regional Operations Center – now serving as the hub for the countywide response to the COVID-19 pandemic – has achieved LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

    LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized green building certification system. It provides verification that the Regional Operations Center, or ROC, was designed and built using strategies that matter.

    “All I can say is congratulations to everyone who had a hand in planning, designing and building the ROC,” said County Manager Mike Callagy. “We hit a grand slam with the ROC: it’s seismically safe, it’s energy efficient, it’s a great place to work and it’s serving every member of our community during this pandemic.”

    Read news release  https://bit.ly/3hWcq9g


    More Sites, Dates Make COVID-19 Testing Readily Available in County

    San Mateo County continues to expand access to COVID-19 testing on a rotating basis at sites in Daly City, San Mateo, Half Moon Bay and East Palo Alto.  Testing is available to any resident at no cost and appointments can be scheduled up to three days in advance, but no earlier, through Project Baseline, the state’s no-cost testing provider in San Mateo County, at https://bit.ly/2xk73OL

    Learn about the COVID-19 testing process and see the testing schedule through July 24 at https://www.smcgov.org/covid-19-testing  Testing dates for the week of June 28 are:

    Monday, June 29
    San Mateo County Event Center
    1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo

    Tuesday, June 30
    Cunha Intermediate School

    600 Church Street, Half Moon Bay

    Thursday and Friday, July 2 & 3

    Everest High School
    455 5th Avenue, Redwood City


    San Mateo County COVID-19 Cases

    San Mateo County Health has updated the number of positive cases to 2,996 as of June 24, 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.

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