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:
County Expands COVID-19 Testing Sites to Include Daly City & East Palo Alto
The County of San Mateo is expanding the number of COVID-19 testing sites operated by Verily to include locations in East Palo Alto and Daly City on a rotating schedule. Verily will continue to operate its San Mateo County Event Center site on Mondays and Tuesdays, while adding the old Serramonte High School campus in Daly City on Wednesdays and Thursdays and the YMCA in East Palo Alto on Fridays and Saturdays.
The new sites and schedule will begin operating on Monday, May 18. Testing is free and available without restriction to anyone. To make an appointment, residents can visit Project Baseline’s website at https://bit.ly/2xk73OL.
“We want everyone in San Mateo County who wants a COVID-19 test to be able to get one,” said County Manager Mike Callagy. “Testing is key to understanding the spread of the disease and to further opening our economy. We want to make sure that there are no barriers, including geography, that might prevent someone from seeking a test.” Read news release https://bit.ly/2X1iS5a
Network of Care Resources for Seniors on San Mateo County’s Website
The County of San Mateo’s COVID-19 website now includes a senior resources page where older adults can find just about everything from getting assistance with things like prescription deliveries, caregiving and even connecting with others and coping with stress. The page also lists COVID-19 resources and provides links to information on financial assistance, food assistance, health and housing, library services and much more. See https://www.smcgov.org/senior-resources
San Mateo County COVID-19 Cases
San Mateo County Health has updated the number of positive cases to 1,536 as of May 13, 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
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.