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:
COVID-19: Behind the Scenes: Working Together to Help Patients
"We know that I, Lt. Reynolds, a NICU nurse, don’t have the ability to cure coronavirus. But what I do have the ability to do is place value on these patients and treat them with dignity and respect."
Those are the words of U.S. Army Lt. Olivia Reynolds of the California National Guard Medical Detachment who is helping patients recover from COVID-19 at an alternative care site established by the County's Emergency Medical Services and state and federal partners.
Learn more about this important work in a video under Featured News at www.cmo.smcgov.org/jic
More San Mateo County Parks and Trails Open Monday, June 8
San Mateo County Parks is following it’s COVID-19 park management plan and moving to phase II which includes reopening more parks, including Devil’s Slide Trail and Flood Park, and parking lots at San Pedro Valley Park in Pacifica and San Bruno Mountain Park in Brisbane. See a list of open parks, trails and parking lots https://parks.smcgov.org/
Park visitors are reminded to keep 6 feet apart from others, and carry a face covering to wear when social distancing can’t be maintained. In accordance with current San Mateo County Health Orders playgrounds, picnic areas, and visitor centers remain closed and all events are canceled.
San Mateo County Libraries’ Curbside Pickup Service Live Saturday, June 6
San Mateo County Libraries’ new and safe contactless service that allows people to order and pick up books by appointment at all 12 community libraries starts June 6. Curbside pickup will be available Tuesdays, from 3 to 7 p.m., and Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bookmobile locations are included.
To schedule your curbside book pickup, browse smcl.org (or use the SMCL mobile app), place your item(s) on hold and schedule an appointment through the booking system. Once you receive an appointment confirmation, you’re set to get your order.
County Manager’s Media Briefing on YouTube
Today’s media briefing on the County of San Mateo’s response to COVID-19 hosted by San Mateo County Manager Mike Callagy can be seen at https://youtu.be/hgJc7FdHRLk
Subscribe to the County’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/sanmateocountygov
San Mateo County COVID-19 Cases
San Mateo County Health has updated the number of positive cases to 2,299 as of June 4, 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.