COVID-19 Testing: Widely Available, New Partner at San Mateo County Event Center

Redwood City — Along with vaccination, testing for the virus that causes COVID-19 remains vital to slow the spread of the disease and to help all of us safely work, attend school and enjoy the things we love. To highlight the importance of testing, the County of San Mateo today announces a new provider at the San Mateo County Event Center that will be able to accommodate up to 2,000 tests per day, beginning Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022.

January 2022 Benefits Newsletter

YOUR BENEFITS, YOUR CHOICE.JANUARY 2022 Your County Benefits and Your Physical Health Resolutions Maintaining your physical health and achieving your fitness resolutions is key to overall great health.

Board of Supervisors Authorizes County to Distribute Surplus Safety Equipment

Redwood City — Dozens of nonprofit organizations and government agencies will receive surplus gowns, goggles and cleaning materials initially purchased for COVID-19 protection following the Board of Supervisors today authorizing the county manager to distribute the supplies.

Fake COVID Testing Sites

On January 25, 2022 the California Attorney General issued a statewide alert for consumers to beware of illegitimate COVID-19 testing sites. These sites may fail to provide test results and/or use the patients’ personal identifiable information to commit fraud. The AG’s alert offers tips on how to avoid testing site scams, as well as how to locate legitimate, verified testing sites. Attorney General Bonta Warns Californians to Beware of Illegitimate COVID-19 Testing Sites | State of California - Department of Justice - Office of the Attorney General Please report fake testing sites in San Mateo County to our Consumer & Environmental Unit. A complaint form can be obtained by calling (650) 363-4651. State and spell your name and address on the recording and a complaint form will be mailed to you. You can also fill to out here: consumer complaint form. Completed complaint forms should be emailed to smda@smcgov.org, sent by US mail to San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office, 400 County Center, 3rd Floor, Redwood City, CA 94063 or delivered to our office.

Big Tree Trail Closed

Sam McDonald Park's Big Tree Trail is currently closed for maintenance and a bridge replacement. The trail will reopen in spring of 2022 at the earliest.

Off-Leash Dog Pilot Program To Be Presented To Planning Commission

On February 9, San Mateo County Parks will present the Off-Leash Dog Pilot Program to the Planning Commission as part of the Coastal Development Permit process.

Realize Flood Park Community Meeting

On Wednesday, February 2,  join us as we begin to design park features included in the 2020 Flood Park Landscape Plan.

Statement From County Manager Mike Callagy Regarding Safety Equipment at the Event Center

Redwood City — Surplus safety equipment and cleaning supplies purchased in response to COVID-19 were moved outside at the San Mateo Event Center last fall to accommodate an event and sustained damage during the significant storms earlier this season.

Bay Area Trails Collaborative Unveils Map Of Trail Network

The Bay Area Trails Collaborative—a group of more than 50 member organizations, businesses and agencies, including @railstotrails and San Mateo County Parks—recently unveiled their new map of the 2,590-mile trail network that is developing in our region. This massive network is connecting existing and expected trails to better connect the Bay Area via bike and pedestrian routes, as well as support the region’s health, economy and environment.

County Encourages Masking, Testing and Boosters to Battle Surge in Omicron Variant

Test kits to be distributed for children in low-income families, vulnerable residents and workers Redwood City – The County of San Mateo expects to maintain current health and safety protocols to keep schools and the economy open and avoid coronavirus-related shutdowns.

Executive Order prohibiting price gouging of at-home COVID test kits

On January 8, 2022 the Governor issued a statewide Executive Order (N-2-22) prohibiting price gouging in the sale of at-home COVID testing kits. It is operative through March 31, 2022. It generally prohibits anyone who sold at-home testing kits as of December 1, 2021 from increasing prices by greater than 10 percent. Anyone selling testing kits who did not sell them as of December 1, 2021 is prohibited from charging 50 percent greater than what they paid for the kit themselves. Violating the Executive Order is a misdemeanor violation of Government Code section 8665, which is punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 or imprisonment for up to six months, or both. This would also constitute a violation of the Unfair Competition Law. Please report illegal price gouging in San Mateo County to our Consumer & Environmental Unit.  A complaint form can be obtained by calling (650) 363-4651.  State and spell your name and address on the recording and a complaint form will be mailed to you.  You can also fill out the consumer complaint form.  Completed complaint forms should be emailed to smda@smcgov.org, sent by US mail to San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office, 400 County Center, 3rd Floor, Redwood City, CA 94063 or delivered to our office.               

Request For Proposals (RFP) For The Quarry Park Pump Track Installation

San Mateo County Parks is soliciting a Request for Proposals (RFP) to install a pump track at Quarry Park in El Granada.