COVID-19 Resource Links

State of Emergency
With the growing concern of COVID-19 worldwide, San Mateo County declared a state of local emergency in San Mateo County by County Manager Mike Callagy and the declaration of a local health emergency by San Mateo County Health Officer
Dr. Scott Morrow.
Additionally, California State Governor Gavin Newsom declared a State of Emergency for California. The proclamation can be found here.

Assistance & Guidance for Businesses and Workers Impacted by COVID-19
SAMCEDA is compiling business assistance programs and a variety of other resources as quickly as possible and as they become available. Please click here to view the latest information.

COVID-19 and San Mateo County Updates
SAMCEDA is closely monitoring the situation and will provide updated information and links to resources through our SAMCEDA website and our social media platforms (TwitterFacebookLinkedIn).
Please check back frequently for updates :

San Mateo County Strong Fund - Help Your Community!

Here in San Mateo County — we know how to help and support each other. We’ve done it before, and together, we will get through this and come out even stronger as a community. 

Please make a tax-deductible donation today at to support individuals and families, non-profits serving our most vulnerable residents, small business owners, and self-employed residents hit hardest by California’s state-wide COVID-19 Shelter in Place order. 

100% of your donation will be used in San Mateo County, helping to respond to this crisis and support our community. Donate today at

Click here to read more in the press release. For additional ways to help the community, visit here.

Take Our Survey! 
If you are a business affected by COVID-19, please take this survey here. This survey is to gather data on how COVID-19 has affected our business community in order to develop financial assistance programs that can offer IMMEDIATE RELIEF.

Shelter in Place - Information
Shelter in Place - Updates

COVID-19 Call Center: 2-1-1 
2-1-1 is a confidential service accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week in 180 languages. Callers can get answers to non-medical questions, non-emergency questions about COVID-19 (how residents, schools and businesses should prepare for COVID-19, as well as ways to prevent the spread of the virus). Click to read for more information about the call center.
  • San Mateo County COVID-19 Public Call Center is now: 2-1-1
  • This line is open 24/7 in 180 languages
  • You can also text "coronavirus" to 211211 to receive useful information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (after receiving a return text message, residents can enter a ZIP code for county-specific health-related links)
San Mateo County Health Alert Center

The Alert Center allows you to view all alerts and emergencies in San Mateo County put out by SMC Health in one place. If there are alerts or emergencies, they will be listed as soon as possible. To be instantly notified of alerts and emergencies subscribe to SMC Alert at

Emergency Operations Center
The San Mateo County Emergency Operations Center (EOC), located in the County’s Regional Operations Center (ROC), is the central command facility for strategic emergency response and management. The County of San Mateo activated the EOC on Monday, March 2, 2020 to prepare and respond to the anticipated community spread of the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. 
Behavioral Health Services & Resources
Click here for tips for coping with emotional distress during a spread of infectious disease & review link for assistance in finding mental health resources in San Mateo County.

Cities of San Mateo County: COVID-19 Messages/Updates 

Housing Updates
Housing Resources

COVID-19 Response Fund
Community Effort - How You Can Help!
Scam Alert Warnings

COVID-19 Local, State, National, and Global Resources 
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions 
Additional Helpful Information/Guidance - COVID-19

Healthcare Updates
To review how hospitals are responding to COVID-19, please click on the links below:
California COVID-19 Risk Screening and Testing
Additional Helpful Information/Guidance - Health/Healthcare

AARP Updates

San Mateo County Transit District | Caltrain | SamTrans 
To read how the San Mateo County Transit District, Caltrain and SamTrans are monitoring COVID-19, please visit here.

Public Health Agencies - Links
For the latest information about COVID-19 in communities served by SamTrans and Caltrain, please refer to information and guidance provided by the following public health agencies:
Find out how is monitoring the situation and taking precautions with their passengers, staff, and public health/transportation partners here. - Text Alerts
If determines that a route will be suspended for an extended period, they will try to communicate that to passengers as soon as possible so that passengers can plan for alternate transportation until the service can be restored. 

  • To sign-up for's text alerts, please visit here
Additional Helpful Information/Guidance - Transportation

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
Discover how the San Francisco International Airport is expanding cleaning measures, public health information, guidance for passengers and employees:
Additional Helpful Information/Guidance - Travel/Airport

San Mateo County Childcare COVID-19 Updates
  • Early Childhood Community is working together closely to address needs of children, families, and providers: Child Care Coordinating Council (4Cs); County Office of Education, First 5 San Mateo County, Local Planning Council (LPC), SVCF and Center for Early Learning, and other CBO’s; created SMC Child Care COVID-19 Response Committee which meets weekly to discuss/problem solve issues
  • 4Cs is SMC Resource and Referral Agency dedicated to addressing child care needs:; they have a dedicated webpage specifically for the community on COVID-19 resources for families, providers, community; you can email:
  • 4Cs is currently surveying all sites and family child care homes to see who is open, closed, and currently available
  • They are assessing needs of sites regarding spaces and supplies; 4Cs is working with First 5 CA, First 5SMC, First 5 State Association, and CA Resource & Referral Agencies to assess and determine supplies needed in each county
  • Essential workers/Healthcare workers: Contact 4C’s to find out what is available
  • Cities are working with their Parks & Recreation Depts to explore and set up providing child care for healthcare workers and first responders
  • First 5SMC and 4Cs holding weekly calls with County Manager’s Office to discuss issues/problem solve
San Mateo County Office of Education

To view San Mateo County Office of Education updates, please click here.

San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD)
To read San Mateo County Community College District updates, please visit here

Also noted from their site, please keep in mind that the health centers on SMCCCD campuses are not equipped to diagnose or treat coronavirus. If you need medical care, please contact your regular provider.

Campus Health Centers - Information

Notre Dame de Namur University
For information about Notre Dame de Namur University's emergency preparedness for COVID-19, please click here.

Stanford University
Learn what Stanford University is doing to guard the safety and health of the university and community, through Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne's  message and Stanford University updates please click here.

Additional Helpful Information/Guidance - Education/Child Care

COVID-19 RESOURCE LINKS - Assistance & Guidance for Businesses and Workers Impacted by COVID-19
SAMCEDA is compiling business assistance programs and a variety of other resources as quickly as possible and as they become available. Please click here to view the latest information.

Additional Helpful Information/Guidance - Utilities

San Mateo County Event Center
Read what the San Mateo County Event Center is doing to monitor COVID-19 here.

Event/Mass Gathering/Hospitality Resources
Securing Hotel Rooms for Housing/Quarantine - Contacts
  • Given the fluid situation, the counties may be in need of securing hotel rooms for housing/quarantine, if interested please contact:
    For Santa Clara County properties: Ky Le at
    For San Mateo County properties: Don Grady at or Ashley Kinsella at
Event/Mass Gathering/Hospitality Updates
Additional Helpful Information/Guidance - Events/Mass Gathering/Hospitality

Business/Economy/Finance (Loan Assistance)

Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19!

The CDC advises that everyone take the following precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
  • If you are sick, stay home
  • Wash your hands with soap and water frequently for at least 20 seconds
  • If you use hand sanitizer, make sure it contains at least 60% alcohol
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Do not cough into your hands
  • Cover your cough with your elbow or a tissue
Additional Helpful Information/Guidance - Prevention/Health