Hazard Pay Ordinance

Grocery & Pharmacy Worker Hazard Pay Ordinance

On March 1, 2021 the City Council adopted an ordinance requiring employees of large grocery stores or pharmacies to be paid an additional $5 hourly wage due to the risk of COVID-19 exposure. The City’s hazard pay will remain in effect, even if San Mateo County is no longer subject to health orders restricting the movement and gathering of county residents. The ordinance expires on July 13, 2021.

Additional information:

Review the ordinance for more information. Lea la ordenanza en Español para más información.

Visit the Hazard Pay FAQs web page for answers to frequently asked questions.

Hazard Pay Official Notice form. Hazard Pay Official Notice from in Spanish.