San Mateo's Emergency Actions

Council Issues Emergency Proclamation in Response to COVID-19

Health officials confirmed evidence of widespread community transmission of COVID-19 in the county and on March 16 the City Council proclaimed a local emergency. On March 17, the San Mateo County Health Officer issued a Shelter in Place order which required all non-essential businesses to close. The order has been updated several times and as of June 17, 2020 San Mateo County now aligns with the State’s Phase 2 Reopening.

The local emergency proclamation gives the City flexibility to mobilize resources and help ensure critical services can continue. Additionally, it allows the City to request mutual aid from regional, State and other governmental entities.

The City previously operated an Emergency Operations Center for two months during the beginning of the pandemic. The City continues to coordinate closely with our partners at the County, San Mateo Consolidated Fire Department and neighboring agencies.

Read about the City’s proclamation in a news release.

City & County Emergency Ordinances Impose Moratoriums on Evictions for Non-Payment of Rent

In response to the hardships many in our community are facing due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak and the Shelter in Place Order, moratoriums have been adopted to ban residential and commercial evictions in the City of San Mateo. Learn More

  1. IMPORTANT RESOURCES 

    State of California
    covid19.ca.gov

    San Mateo County Health
    smchealth.org/coronavirus

    San Mateo County
    smcgov.org

    Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention
    cdc.gov/coronavirus

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