The emergence of the Omicron variant in late 2021 has stressed the local, state and national health care systems. This is a confusing time. We are providing information below to the best of our ability that is current as of today, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022.
Redwood City — In response to the surge in the Omicron variant, the County of San Mateo is expanding opportunities for COVID-19 testing.
Redwood City – Supervisor Don Horsley, selected unanimously today to serve as president of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, laid out his priorities for the upcoming year: carry through strategies to eliminate homelessness; advance equity; and improving community safety.
San Mateo County Health is offering pediatric COVID-19 vaccines at eight sites throughout the county during the month of January. Free and open to the public, these clinics will offer the Pfizer vaccine to children aged 5-11. Boosters and vaccines for other ages will not be available.
Amid sharp increases in new COVID-19 cases during this holiday season, County Health is urging residents to seek out testing and get vaccinated, especially those traveling or anticipating a return to in-person schooling.
Deputy County Manager Peggy Jensen, a skilled leader who is heading the County’s COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts, is nominated as the County of San Mateo’s second-in-command.
The County of San Mateo’s revenues increased by $224 million in Fiscal Year 2020-21, mostly due to one-time federal grants received to help address COVID-19, according to the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) which is now available.
What we heard back: The joy of being able to hug loved ones. Feeling safer about kids returning to school. Worries over whether the pandemic will ever end. What we learned is that the past year has been one of hope, strength and struggle. We invite you on a journey that no one knows when will end. (View the story below on its own web page.)
Public health agencies across the Bay Area urge everyone eligible to get vaccinated and, if eligible, get a booster shot right away to protect against the rapidly spreading Omicron variant.
The County of San Mateo will soon house hundreds of vulnerable residents experiencing or at risk of homelessness as early as next year thanks to $68 million in state Homekey funds.
Visitors to seven San Mateo County parks – from Coyote Point along San Francisco Bay to Memorial among the redwoods – now pay a $6 vehicle entry fee. Considering that fee could be a barrier to many visitors, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors today agreed to study how waiving that fee might help more low-income residents enjoy their parks.
Redwood City – The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors today voted unanimously to adopt the