|As we monitor the COVID-19 situation developing around the world, our top priority is to maintain the health and safety of our employees and community members. Therefore, in cooperating with the directive coming from San Mateo County, the Menlo Park Chamber is closing its office to visitors until further notice. If you have any questions, please email us and we will get back to you when we can. The Chamber Staff is keeping regular business hours while working remotely and will provide timely information through our website and member e-mails as it becomes known to us.|
COVID-19 General Resource Links
LEGAL CALL CENTER for ‘Shelter in Place Order’ questions: 650-363-4588 (8:00am – 4:00pm)
COVID-19 Business Resource Links
COVID-19 News & Updates
4/17/2020 – Face Coverings Now Mostly Required within San Mateo County
San Mateo County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow has issued a new order requiring members of the public and workers at essential businesses to wear face coverings outside the home for certain activities and in places of business.
While people should follow this mandate immediately, the order will take effect at 11:59 p.m., Friday, April 17, 2020, but will not be enforced until 8 a.m., April 22, 2020. It will remain in effect until it is amended or superseded by a new order from the health officer.
4/13/2020 – Letter from the Mayor
Dear Residents of Menlo Park,
Thank you for following the health officer’s shelter-in-place order. It is encouraging to see our city come together. Sheltering in place is the most important action your family and you can continue to take to prevent the spread of COVID-19. To emphasize, this means that you must shelter in place with people you live with. It does not mean that you socialize with your family members living in the neighborhood or town, gather with your neighbors in the evenings, or have your children play with their friends on your block.
Your elected officials and the City of Menlo Park are updated regularly by the county and state with new information about the virus, the number of people who have tested positive and new resources available.
3/31/2020 – Health Officers Extend & Update Stay-at-home Order with New Restrictions Through May 3
On March 31, 2020, County of San Mateo Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow, along with along with 6 other Bay Area public health officers, extended the stay-at-home order through May 3, 2020, to preserve critical hospital capacity across the region.
While the March 16 order seemed to reduce the rate of transmission of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), it is not enough. There has been a significant increase in the number of positive cases, hospitalization and deaths from COVID-19, which is beginning to strain local health care resources.
The health officers have determined that more and stricter social distancing is needed to slow the rate of spread, prevent deaths and stop the health care system from becoming overwhelmed.