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For the latest information on the COVID-19 response in San Mateo County, the two best resources are:

San Mateo County: 

San Mateo County Health:

For the best guidance on COVID-19, including symptoms and more:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

*Please scroll through our entire homepage for all of the compiled information and resources on COVID-19.

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 Click here to view all the weekly PSA videos on our YouTube channel

Latest Updates & Orders


San Mateo County Falls Back Into More Restrictive Red Tier 3 Effective Tuesday, November 17


Following an increase in coronavirus cases, the State of California moved San Mateo County back from orange Tier 3 where the risk level from the virus is considered “moderate” to “substantial” under the red Tier 2. The setback affects a wide sector of businesses and adds to the urgency to follow health guidelines and not mix households indoors. There are new limits on indoor dining, gyms, movie theaters and more. School operations are not impacted. Find more information on the State's reopening plan hereRead the Press Release here



Free Sustainability Workshops for Daly City Businesses - RSVP to Attend!

The City in partnership with Republic Services is offering two Sustainability Workshops for Daly City businesses on November 18 or 19. RSVP to attend so you can learn about new sustainability efforts and how they may affect your business. You can also sign up to receive free onsite technical assistance and a variety of educational posters and labels at no cost. At each workshop, one random winner will receive a $100 gift card. Remember to RSVP by November 17 to get the zoom link.

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Small Business Relief Fund – Grants up to $25,000 – Apply by Nov. 30!

This fund offers grants to San Mateo County micro-businesses impacted by the COVID19 pandemic. Business owners who live in Daly City and other locations specified are eligible to apply. Recipients must own a small business whose net income for 2019 did not exceed $120,000. For partnerships, a person meeting the above qualifications must own 51% of the business. Funding is limited, so apply by Nov. 30. Apply here.



Register for Age Friendly Cities Event on Nov. 12

Join us for a community discussion with six Age-Friendly participating cities, including Daly City, aimed at making San Mateo County better, more integrated, more accessible, and more enjoyable for our residents, especially older adults. Register here.

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Mobile COVID Testing on Friday, Nov. 6, 12-6pm in Daly City

The third mobile testing event will be offered on Friday, November 6, from 12pm to 6pm at Jefferson High School at 6996 Mission St, Daly City. Tests are quick and easy painless oral swabs. Testing is free. Children 5 years and older can be tested with guardians. Walk ups are welcome but pre-registration is preferred and saves time. Register here.

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Emergency Rental Assistance for COVID-19 Financial Hardships

Asistencia de Renta * 緊急情況 租金協助 * Pang- Kagipitan Tulong Sa Pagrenta 

Daly City's Council has allocated funding for emergency rental assistance for residents of Daly City that have experienced a loss of income due to COVID-19 and meet certain income requirements. Find out if you are eligible to apply for rental assistance through the Daly City Partnership at

Informational flyers are available in English, Spanish, Chinese and Tagalog

Join Us for the Daly City Arts & Culture's Commission Artist Dialogue with Kimberley Acebo Arteche on November 10

Register to join the zoom chat on November 10 from 7:00 to 7:45PM to hear Kimberley Acebo Arteche's presentation, “Fine Art for the People." Kimberley is an educator, cultural worker and interdisciplinary artist. She currently teaches Photography at San Francisco State University and is the Co-Founder and Program Manager for Balay Kreative. Register here: This is the second Artist Dialogue in an ongoing series organized by the Arts & Culture Commission. 

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San Mateo County Moves to Orange Tier 3 - Shopping Malls, Restaurants, Places of Worship Can Operate at Higher Capacity, Additional Restrictions Eased - October 27, 2020

With the risk from coronavirus now officially declared “moderate,” the county moves into the less-restrictive orange Tier 3 in the state’s four-tiered color coded plan for reducing COVID-19 with criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities. The move allows indoor family entertainment centers, bars and breweries not serving food, indoor climbing walls and certain other businesses and activities to open with capacity restrictions. Dine-in restaurants, movie theaters, places of worship and additional businesses can boost their indoor capacities as well. Read the Press Release for more information on reopening

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Mobile COVID Testing on Friday, Oct. 30, 12-6pm in Daly City

The second mobile testing event will be offered on Friday, October 30, from 12pm to 6pm at Jefferson High School at 6996 Mission St, Daly City. Tests are quick and easy painless oral swabs. Testing is free. Children 5 years and older can be tested with guardians. Walk ups are welcome but pre-registration is preferred and saves time. Register here.

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Annual Make A Difference Day Recycling Event on Saturday, October 24 with New Safety Precautions

Daly City's annual Make A Difference Day Recycling Event is happening on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 9:30am-12:30pm at City Hall. Free electronic waste collection and free document shredding! New rules are in place to ensure this drive-through event remains safe. You'll need to remain inside your vehicle with the windows rolled up until staff gives you directions. And remember to wear your face coverings. Learn more about safety and types of e-waste we'll accept on our website here.

Daly City Condemns Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Activity in Daly City - October 9, 2020

Recent arrests conducted by the Department of Homeland Security and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in California cities have alarmed both elected leaders and community members in Daly City. “I want to assure our community that Daly City policy explicitly prohibits cooperation with ICE, and our Police Department was not involved with the recent ICE arrests in any way. Our City Council has worked hard to ensure Police Department protocols are clear on this matter. Over half of our residents are foreign born and we celebrate our diversity. It is alarming to see federal agencies carry out arrests in this manner, as part of an effort to stoke fear especially ahead of the presidential election,” said Daly City Mayor Glenn Sylvester.

The City of Daly City does not allow local law enforcement and other resources to be used for enforcement of federal immigration laws, and no City employees are permitted to perform the functions of federal immigration officers or otherwise engage in the enforcement of federal immigration law. Read the full Press Statement here

Register for the Daly City Arts & Culture Commission's First Artist Dialogue with Artist Verma Zapanta on October 13

You can register to join the zoom chat on October 13 at from 7:00 to 7:30PM to hear from Verma, who is a photographer, mental health advocate, educator, and student of Hilot, an indigenous healing art from the Philippines. Register here:

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Small Property Owner Assistance Program - Application Period Opens October 14

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors has dedicated $2 million to establish a grant program for small-scale residential rental property owners in the County who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible property owners in the County may apply for up to $7,500 in claimed losses and may receive direct cash grants up to $6,000 per unit for up to ten units per applicant. The amount of each grant is based on demonstrated lost rental income during the period of April 1, 2020 through August 31, 2020 for a qualifying unit and, therefore, actual grant amounts will vary. However, the maximum grant amount for each qualifying unit is $6,000. Visit for more details on eligibility, required documentation, and application process. Applications are available in English, Spanish and Chinese.

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Free COVID-19 Testing Dates in October in Daly City through Verily’s Project Baseline

Testing is free. You must be 18 or older for a test. You can sign up at the Verily website 72 hours before testing site opens. Results are available in 1–3 days. Individuals who test positive will be contacted by San Mateo County Health. You must register before testing here Testing location is Jefferson Union High School District Office, 699 Serramonte Blvd. Upcoming dates are Tuesdays and Wednesdays: October 6 & 7, October 13 &14. 9 AM to 4 PM.

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San Mateo County Moves to Red Tier 2 - Some Health Restrictions Eased - Indoor Dining, Gyms & Places of Worship Allowed with Limits - September 22, 2020

The state of California today announced good news in the local fight against the coronavirus as indoor restaurants, gyms, movie theaters and places of worship may now open with restrictions in San Mateo County. The county – effective immediately – moves to the second stage (red) of the state’s four-tiered, color-coded reopening system. More info at

Still, the county’s new risk level is considered “substantial” under the state’s monitoring system and officials caution that businesses and individuals must continue to follow health and safety guidelines. San Mateo County’s health order requiring face coverings, social distancing, and limited gatherings remains in effect.

View the full Press Release in EnglishSpanish or Chinese

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Child Care Relief Fund – Apply Starting Monday, August 24 at 9AM!

The Child Care Relief Fund distributes $2 million of San Mateo County’s CARES Act funds to child care programs that have been adversely impacted by COVID-19. Grants will cover the equivalent of one month of operating expenses. Programs that received grants from the San Mateo County Strong Fund are eligible for the Child Care Relief Fund Grant. However, the amount of any Child Care Relief Fund grant awarded will be reduced by the amount previously received from the SMC Strong Fund.​ The application is open from Monday, August 24 at 9am. To complete this simple application, you will need access to your program's monthly expenses and enrollment numbers for January 2020. ​For more information, visit or contact Heather Hopkins at or (650) 283-5112.

View the Child Care Relief Fund flyer in EnglishSpanish and Chinese

Daly City Receives "Age-Friendly City" Designation by World Health Organization - August 5, 2020

Daly City has officially been admitted to the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Network of Age Friendly Communities and the AARP Age Friendly Network! Daly City is one of the first cities in San Mateo County to receive the official “Age-Friendly City” designation from WHO. Daly City formed an Age-Friendly Task Force and worked with the Center for Age Friendly Excellence (CAFE) to conduct five focus groups to discover unmet needs in the older adult population, from the perspective of seniors. CAFE and the Task Force also conducted an analysis of programs offered to older adults and generated four age friendly projects in response to research findings. The Task Force continues to meet regularly to discuss next steps in developing evidence-based programming/interventions to more efficiently and effectively deliver services to older adults. About 23% of Daly City’s population is over the age of 60, which is the most rapidly growing age demographic in the City. Through our commitment to Age-Friendly City goals, we will ensure that older adults in our community receive respect, dignity and involvement in all aspects of our City’s future.

City Launches Outdoor Dining, Retail & Business Services No-Fee Application - August 3, 2020

New business closures and restrictions went into effect on Sunday, August 2, which are associated with being on the State's COVID watchlist. Daly City has developed a no-fee permit process to make it easy for businesses to utilize outdoor space. Restaurants and certain commercial retail/service providers may now offer outdoor operations to their customers. You must work with the City of Daly City to receive a permit for outdoor dining, retail and other services on both private property (like a parking lot) or the public right-of-way (like a sidewalk). For restaurants: In order to offer outdoor dining, you must also offer alternatives like take-out and/or delivery. Start your application today on our Business Resources webpage.  



Update: Additional Businesses to Close on Sunday, August 2, 2020 due to Restrictions from State - August 1, 2020

The State has now informed San Mateo County that specific indoor businesses must cease operations, unless they can be modified to operate outside or by pick-up. Beginning 12:01AM Sunday, August 2, the State order includes gyms and fitness centers, places of worship and cultural ceremonies like weddings and funerals, offices for non-critical infrastructure sectors, personal care services like nail salons and body waxing, hair salons and barbershops and shopping malls. Check the County website for more information and a link to industry-specific guidance.

San Mateo County Remains in Same Status on State Monitoring List - No Additional Business Closures Yet - August 1, 2020

The County of San Mateo remains in discussion with the state and as of Aug. 1 our status on the COVID-19 Monitoring List remains the same, without the additional business closures being required. We will inform businesses and public when we have confirmation of any status change requiring closure. Check the County website for the latest information.

San Mateo County Added to State’s COVID-19 Monitoring List, Preparing for Potential of Additional Business Shutdowns - July 29, 2020

The County of San Mateo has been added to the state’s monitoring list, due to an increase in the rate of COVID-19 cases in the county. If the county exceeds the state’s case rate threshold for three consecutive days, certain industries and activities will be required to cease operations unless they can be modified to operate outside or by pick-up. The three-day clock begins today, which means additional restrictions would take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1. County officials believe that the local case rate will not decrease by Saturday and urge businesses and the community to prepare now for the additional restrictions. Read more about the restrictions on the County website

City Council to Hold Special Meeting on July 22, 2020: Resolution in Support of the Black Lives Matter Movement 

At a Special Meeting on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at 5PM, the City Council will consider potential adoption of a Resolution in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and to reaffirm the City’s commitment to racial equity. 

How to Participate:

  • Join the meeting to speak: Register in advance to join via zoom and speak live at 
  • Send your comments in advance to the City Council: Email the City Clerk at with "Public Comment” in the subject line.
  • Submit comments online: Use our virtual meeting webpage to view meeting livestream, agenda and online public comment at

*Meeting Outcome: The City Council adopted a Resolution supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and reaffirming the City of Daly City's commitment to racial equity. View the Resolution here

Governor Orders Statewide Shutdown of Indoor Dining, Move Theaters, Family Entertainment Centers as COVID-19 Cases Spike - July 13, 2020

While San Mateo County has avoided stricter shutdowns ordered elsewhere, the Governor announced a sweeping shutdown of indoor dining, movie theaters, family entertainment centers and additional indoor operations in all counties. Outdoor dining is still allowed. Read the County's Press Release

Free COVID-19 Tests Available in Daly City - July 13, 2020

The testing locations rotate throughout the County, so the next dates in Daly City are July 14 and 15 and July 21 and 22, from 9am to 4pm at the Jefferson Union High School District Office at 699 Serramonte Blvd. You must sign up online at up to 72 hours before the testing site opens. If you have questions about testing, call 2-1-1 to speak with professionals at the County of San Mateo. Visit the San Mateo County website for more information. 

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San Mateo County Immigrant Relief Fund is Accepting Applications - July 8, 2020

The new Immigrant Relief Fund was created by the County Board of Supervisors to help residents who are economically impacted by COVID-19 and are not eligible for state or federal assistance due to their immigration status. The Fund has $8.7 million available. If you are an immigrant living in San Mateo County who lost income due to COVID-19, do not wait to apply! You might be eligible for a $1,000 grant. Visit the San Mateo County Immigrant Relief Fund to apply today. 

Emergency Preparedness Newsletter from North County Fire Authority (NCFA) – July 1, 2020

Read the new Emergency Preparedness Newsletter here. Learn about fireworks, the National Pet Fire Safety Day on July 15, fire safety tips, wildfire awareness and COVID-19 information.

Join Us for a Follow Up City Council Study Session – Navigating Tense Times: Discussion #2 – on Monday, June 29 at 5:30pm

The City Council and community members will continue a discussion of the Black Lives Matter movement, racism in society and DCPD policies. View the Agenda here. This is a follow up meeting to first Study Session held on June 17. To view the video recording of the first Study Session, visit the City’s YouTube Channel here:

Community members are welcome to join the discussion by Zoom (virtual meeting), phone or by submitting comments online:

* To speak at the Zoom meeting, register in advance at

* To speak at the meeting by calling via phone, register in advance by calling (650) 991-8126.

* To watch a live stream of the meeting and submit your public comment online, visit

City Council of Daly City Holds Community Forum – Navigating Tense Times: A Community Discussion – and Announces Chokehold Ban; Daly City Police Chief Issues Message to the Community - June 18, 2020

The City Council of Daly City held a special Study Session on June 17, 2020, after receiving correspondence from hundreds of individuals requesting policy changes after the homicide of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Many of the meeting participants were community leaders representing school boards, commissions, congregations, youth organizations and nonprofits. The Police Chief also announced that his Department would no longer allow the use of the carotid hold, or chokehold, and that the Department is actively discussing three additional recommendations of the campaign. Read the Press Release here.

Read Daly City Police Chief Patrick Hensley’s Message to the Community here.

New County of San Mateo Health Order Aligns with Statewide Reopening - June 17, 2020

With the completion of the variance process with the State of California, San Mateo County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow has issued a new order to align the county with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Resilience Roadmap. Businesses in San Mateo County will now follow the state’s schedule for reopening but must adhere to the local order’s COVID-19 safety measures and follow state guidance. The local shelter in place order of June 4, 2020, has been rescinded and replaced with a new health officer order emphasizing individual behavior and the practices businesses must follow as they resume operations. The new order is effective immediately.

The June 17, 2020, order limits gatherings to no more than 50 people, outlines social distancing and face covering requirements, allows for social bubbles, and requires businesses to implement a social distancing protocol and written health and safety plans. Read the Health Order here.

Fireworks are Illegal in Daly City - Learn How to Stay Fire Safe this Summer Season with Guidance from North County Fire Authority - June 17, 2020

Daly City does not allow or permit the use of fireworks. The fines and penalties for the distribution and use of illegal fireworks have increased and will be enforced as we head toward the Fourth of July. We need your help – please do not use fireworks. They can cause fires, injury and death, and may exceed or overwhelm the City’s emergency response capabilities. More pets get lost on the Fourth of July than any day of the year. Hospitals in the US report thousands of burn injuries from fireworks and most of these burns are to the hands and eyes of children, causing vision impairment and disfigurement. Read more about illegal fireworks in the North County Fire Authority Media Advisory here


We are now in fire season and it's more important than ever that we all practice fire-safe behaviors. Check the North County Fire Authority website for resources on protecting your family and your property, including how to create a personal wildfire action plan, how to sign up for the free SMC Alert system and guidance on fire insurance. 

Free FilAm Community Feed - Sunday, June 21, 2020, 2-4pm

Pick up free meal packages for your family of Filipino spaghetti, BBQ and rice at PBRC, 2121 Junipero Serra Blvd. Call (650) 992-9110 with questions.


Join Us for a City Council Study Session: Navigating Tense Times - A Community Discussion - June 17, 2020, 5-7PM

The City Council and Staff will discuss the Black Lives Matter movement, racism in society and DCPD use of force policies. Community members are invited to share their input in two ways:

* To speak at the Zoom meeting, you must register in advance at

* To speak at the meeting by calling via phone, register in advance by calling (650) 991-8126.

* To watch a live stream of the meeting and submit your public comment online, visit

New Health Order Allows Outdoor Dining, Charter Boats and Amended Guidelines for Funerals - June 5, 2020

San Mateo County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow has revised the shelter in place order to allow outdoor dining and charter boat operations with safety measures and other restrictions to ensure social distancing. It also amends the guidelines for funerals.The order goes into effect at 12:01 AM on Saturday, June 6, 2020. Read the full Health Order here.

*Please Note: The City of Daly City is currently finalizing guidelines and permitting process for local restaurants to operate outdoor dining. More information is forthcoming asap.


Street Sweeping in Daly City to Resume June 15

Daly City first suspended street sweeping in March to accommodate parking challenges faced by residents sheltering in place in their homes. With the lifting of some restrictions and alignment of the County with the State's Resilience Roadmap, the City will begin street sweeping again. Please ensure to move your vehicles for the street sweeper! 


New Health Order Allows Places of Worship, In-Store Retail to Operate with Restrictions, Beach Access Limitations Also Removed - May 29, 2020

San Mateo County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow issued a revised Shelter in Place Order to allow, with restrictions and safety measures, places of worship to hold services and retail stores to allow customers inside. The Order, which goes into effect on Monday, June 1, 2020, further aligns the County with Gov. Gavin Newsom's Resilience Roadmap. The Order also removes the previous limitations on access and activities at beaches. Beaches may now operate normally, as long as beachgoers adhere to social distancing and face covering guidelines. Read the full Health Order here

New Health Order Goes Into Effect and Aligns County of San Mateo with State’s Early Phase 2 – May 18, 2020

San Mateo County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow issued a new shelter in place order, effective Monday, May 18, to bring the county into alignment with early Phase 2 of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Resilience Roadmap. The new order continues to restrict most activity, travel, and governmental and business functions to essential needs, outdoor activities, and outdoor businesses but adds additional businesses and activities to the list of permitted functions. Social distancing measures and face covering requirements remain in effect. Read the full Health Order here

County Provides COVID-19 Testing Site in Daly City - May 14, 2020

Beginning Wednesday, May 20, a new testing site will begin operations at the old Serramonte High School at 699 Serramonte Blvd in Daly City. This site will be open on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Testing is free and available without restriction to anyone, though an appointment is required in advance. To make an appointment, residents can visit Project Baseline’s websiteat County can help residents who lack transportation to a test site. After being screened at the Project Baseline website and receiving an appointment time, individuals with no other means to reach the testing site can call (650) 779-9375 Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 4 PM to arrange free transportation. Read more here.

Shelter-in-Place Order Extended through May 31, Some Restrictions Reduced - April 29, 2020

Seven Bay Area County Health Officers extended the Shelter-in-Place Order through the end of May, while some restrictions are eased and tools to strengthen containment of COVID-19 are put into place. The social distancing intervention has slowed the increase of new cases and prevented the anticipated medical surge. As restrictions are eased, it is critical to ensure that growth of cases can be sufficiently contained to protect the health and safety of our community. Read the new Order on the County website here

New County Health Officer Orders Face Coverings for the Public and Workers - April 17, 2020

County Health Officer, in conjunction with other Bay Area counties, has issued a new Order requiring individuals to wear face coverings when they need to leave their home to work or obtain essential goods or services. The Order will take effect at 11:59PM on April 17, 2020 but will not be enforced until 8:00AM on April 22, 2020. Read the new Health Order here. A face covering is not a substitute for guidance about social distancing and hand washing. All essential businesses that remain open should print posters about the new requirement to wear face coverings from the County website here


Daly City Adopts Resolution Denouncing Stigmatization, Hateful Racism and Xenophobia During the COVID-19 Pandemic - April 14, 2020

Daly City was the first city in the Bay Area to adopt a Resolution to denounce stigmatization, hateful racism and xenophobia during the COVID-19 pandemic, due to a sharp increase in discrimination against Asian Americans, immigrants and even health care workers. Stigmatization during the pandemic began early on, fueled by fear and uncertainty around COVID-19 and hateful political rhetoric at the federal level. Daly City recognizes that stigma significantly threatens our collective resilience and recovery. Read the Press Release here

Message from the Mayor - Passover, Easter and wearing face masks in public - April 9, 2020

With religious holidays happening this week, including Passover and Easter, I want to remind you that the Countywide Shelter-in-Place Order and the Statewide Stay at Home Order remain fully in effect. These Orders prevent any types of gatherings, including religious gatherings at places of worship and celebrations of extended family within your homes. I am also recommending that everyone wear masks. This includes all workers working in essential businesses that are open, along with all customers and patrons. This is to protect everyone, as some people may be asymptomatic. Read the Message from the Mayor here

City of Daly City Donates Critical Personal Protective Equipment to Seton Medical Center - April 6, 2020

The City is doing its part to support this community hospital and is working closely with Verity Health to ensure the community stays safe. While Seton continues to establish a sustainable PPE supply chain, the City of Daly City scrubbed its inventory of supplies to locate gowns, gloves and masks to donate to Seton. “We are doing everything we can to support our local hospital by donating PPE from our own very limited supplies,” said Daly City Mayor Glenn Sylvester. Read the Press Release here

New Bay Area Public Health Recommendation to Cover the Face - April 2, 2020

Cloth face coverings, when combined with physical distancing and hand washing, may prevent transmission of coronavirus to others when leaving the house for essential activities. Medical masks should be preserved for health care workers and first responders. Read the press release here. For guidance on face coverings from the CA Department of Public Health, click here

County of San Mateo Health Officer REVISED Shelter-in-Place Order - March 31, 2020

Health officers in seven Bay Area jurisdictions are extending a previous stay-at-home order through May 3, 2020 in order to preserve critical hospital capacity across the region. 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. Read the Press Release here for more details on new directives on social distancing and more. 

City of Daly City Statement on Seton Medical Center - March 28, 2020

Seton Medical Center is an integral part of Daly City and its importance is apparent now more than ever. Daly City is depending on Seton to treat as many COVID-19 patients as possible. Over the next few months, a total of 177 beds will designated exclusively to COVID-19 patients, made possible through a lease by the State of California. 

Countywide Temporary Moratorium on Eviction for Non-payment of Rent by Residential Tenants Directly Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic - March 24, 2020

The County Board of Supervisors approved a countywide moratorium on evictions for non-payment of rents by tenants that are directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and for certain no-fault causes unless the eviction is necessary for the health and safety of the tenant, other residents in the tenant's building, the landlord or the landlords family. This moratorium is now in effect in Daly City. If you are a tenant and have received an eviction notice from your landlord, please call the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County at (650) 517-8911 and they will advise you. Visit our Housing Resources webpage here

County Health Officer Statement – March 23, 2020

County Health Officer, Dr. Scott Morrow, has issued several Statements to guide public behavior during the pandemic. Read the latest guidance in the link above. 

Statewide Stay at Home Order - March 19, 2020 

Governor Newsom's Executive Order N-33-20 directs all residents of CA to stay home or at their place of residence except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of the federal critical infrastructure sectors, of which there at 16. 

California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Implements Customer Protections - March 17, 2020

Utilities (including energy, water, sewer and communications companies) cannot shut off service due to non-payment during the COVID-19 crisis. 

City of Daly City Declaration of Local Emergency - March 16, 2020

As part of the local emergency, the City is taking steps to scale back City operations. 

County of San Mateo Health Officer Shelter-in-Place Order - March 16, 2020

The County Health Officer ordered the closure of all non-essential businesses and for residents to remain at home except for the most essential activities. 

Special Daly News Issue on COVID-19 Support for the Community


Click here to read the special spring issue of the Daly News, focused on assistance programs and important information about COVID-19

Staying Safe - Protests 

 covid19 Learn about ways to reduce risk of exposure when traveling to/from events, during protests and after attending protests. Read the guide from the County of San Mateo here

SMC Strong Fund 



On March 24, 2020 the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors approved $3,000,000 in emergency funding to support those most impacted in San Mateo County in partnership with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Now, you can join the relief effort and make directed donations that will specifically benefit San Mateo County residents, small businesses and non-profits. Visit for more information.

Need Help? Want to Volunteer? Let Us Know! 

There is a strong need for both medical and community volunteers to help get us through the COVID-19 pandemic. We are all in this together! 



 Sign Up to Volunteer in Daly City   Need Help?


Our community – especially our most vulnerable residents – needs the help of volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you would like to help, please fill out the form below. We’ll match you with local needs. At this time, we are only focusing on volunteers aged 60 and under based on recommendations from health officials.

Volunteers will engage in a variety of activities, such as delivering meals to those in need, helping with food distribution events, shopping and delivering medications for homebound seniors and much more.

Volunteer Sign Up Form 


We understand that COVID-19 and the state-wide shelter in place order has made life difficult for many Daly City community members.

If you are self-isolating, taking care of a sick family members, or in a high-risk group and need help with grocery or medication delivery, or anything else made more difficult during this COVID-19 pandemic, please fill out the form below and we will connect you with someone that can help. Volunteers may be able to deliver food, run errands for groceries, deliver medication and check in with you regularly over the phone.

Request Assistance Form

Daly City COVID-19 Assistance Hotline: 

Know someone who is self-isolating, taking care of a sick family members, or in a high-risk group and needs help but does not have computer access? Please give them this phone number to leave a message for assistance: (650) 991-5739.

They will receive a call-back within 24 hours.



Medical Volunteers:

Are you a healthcare provider with an active license, a public health professional, or a member of a medical disaster response team in California who would like to volunteer for disaster service? We need you! Please register online here

Donate Medical Supplies:

 covid19 The County is accepting donations of critical personal protective equipment (PPE). Supplies can be dropped off Monday to Friday 9AM -5PM. at:


Maple Street Correctional Facility
1300 Maple Street
Redwood City

** Only items listed here will be accepted:**

Businesses with medical supplies to donate should email

Are You a Non-Profit in Need of Volunteers?

Email to request volunteer assistance!

Health Order Violations 

The County Board of Supervisors adopted an urgency Ordinance that creates new penalties for individuals and businesses that violate health orders, including refusing to wear a face covering. Read the County’s Press Release here.

The County's Compliance Team, as part of the Business Engagement and Compliance Program, investigates and responds to reports of alleged violations of state and local health orders related to COVID-19. To report business violations of health orders, use the County's online form available here. You can also call 2-1-1 if you need language assistance or need help entering a complaint into the online form.  

Seton Medical Center

 covid19 Seton Medical Center in Daly City continues to provide emergency car 24/7. Social distancing does not equal medical isolation. If you need to see a doctor or access the Emergency Room, please do not wait. 

Housing Resources

The City maintains a dedicated webpage for COVID-19 housing resources, including emergency rental assistance, details of the countywide eviction moratorium protections, legal and other tenant/landlord resources and mortgage relief and assistance for homeowners. Please find more information here

Essential Businesses in Daly City 

As Daly City shelters in place, a number of local businesses are remaining open to continue to provide essential services to the community. The City created this Resource Guide to identify essential businesses in the following sectors: healthcare and public health, food and food services, contracting (electrical, plumbing, pest, security), transportation and logistics, communications and information technology, financial services, cleaning and maintenance and more. Check out the Resource Guide here

For a longer list of businesses registered in Daly City that fall under essential business categories, please review the Daly City Essential Business spreadsheets. Please note, this list does not represent all businesses and the City does not guarantee that the businesses on the list remain open. This list is provided as an additional resource for our residents. 

Open Grocery Stores in Daly City

Grocery stores are deemed essential businesses and remain open during the Shelter-in-Place Order. The City compiled a list of grocery stores with details on special senior hours and delivery services. Check out the Grocery Store Flyer here

Providing Food Security for Seniors and Our Community 

If you are a Daly City senior, and you are feeling worried about your current access to food, we can connect you to food resources in our community. Call our hotline at (650) 991-8012. We do not want any members of our senior community to go hungry during these unprecedented times. If you know of a senior citizen in your neighborhood that might need help, check on them. Isolation is a difficult condition, especially for so many of our active senior adults. 



If you are not a senior citizen, but you are experiencing food insecurity in your household, you can call the Food Connection Line at Second Harvest Food Bank at (800) 984-3663 or text "FOOD" to 1-408-455-5181 or email


Great Plates Delivered - 3 Nutritious Meals per Day Delivered to At Risk Older Adults 


Great Plates Delivered is a new service that matches older adults at high risk from COVID-19 with local restaurants to provide three nutritious meals a day, for free.  Meals are delivered from restaurants and other food providers across San Mateo County, helping our older adults to stay home and stay healthy as we continue to “shelter in place.”  The program also provides an avenue for local businesses to continue or re-open operations softening the losses being felt by the COVID crisis. 

Take the survey to determine if you are eligible: or call (800) 675-8437 for multi-lingual County staff that can assist you.


Food Assistance Programs through Second Harvest Food Bank

Second Harvest Food Bank is striving to meet the nutritional and sustenance needs of our community.

Emergency Grocery Distribution at Serramonte Center:

Second Harvest Food Bank is offering an emergency drive-through, free grocery distribution on the first and third Friday of every month through the COVID-19 pandemic. 9am to 11am at Serramonte Shopping Center in the NE parking lot (Serramonte Blvd off the I-280 exit). Address is 3 Serramonte Center. Call 1-800-984-3663 if you have questions. Groceries will be available to those in need. View the event flyer here.

Family Harvest Program:

Bayshore School, 155 Oriente Street, Daly City, on the Fourth Thursday of each month at 3:00 p.m. 

Produce Mobile:

Families of students of Bayshore School can access the Produce Mobile and Kids Now programs EVERY Friday at the school from 10:30AM-12:30PM. Many schools in Daly City are continuing school lunch programs during the current school closures.

Registered participants can access the Produce Mobile Lincoln Park Community Center the second Wednesday of each month from 4:00-6:00PM.  

The Brown Bag Program for Seniors (age 60 years and older) will operate as a drive-     through only service at Westlake Park/Doelger Senior Center, 145 Lake Merced Blvd., each Thursday, from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m.  No walks ups, please.  The distributions on the first and third Thursdays of each month are intended for clients formally served at Lawson Hall or the United Methodist Church.  The second and fourth Thursday distributions are intended for clients formally served at Lincoln Community Center and Teglia Community Center.

Concerns about food safety during the pandemic? Please check the US Food & Drug Administration website and this guide from Serious Eats for more information. 

North Peninsula Food Pantry

The North Peninsula Food Pantry is now open by appointment only. Call (650) 994-5150. Located at 31 Bepler St. Find more info here

Food Delivery Services 

Food Connection:  

Food Connection is delivering groceries to residents in need throughout San Mateo and Santa Clara County. Monday through Friday 8AM – 5PM. Call 1-800-984-3663. Services available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese with additional languages through phone translation. Residents just need to give their name and address to a specialist who will then schedule a delivery appointment. 

Safe Food Daly City:

covid19 Free deliveries for Daly City at risk residents that are sheltering-in-place. Visit or call (408) 780-8085 to request help or volunteer. After filling out the online delivery request, you will receive a call from a volunteer to confirm your requested items and decide payment options. The delivery is offered for free by volunteers, but you will still need to pay for the items. Items will be dropped at your door with receipt in the bag. 


Hotlines for Seniors

Older Adult Resource Hotline:

Peninsula Family Service is operating an Older Adult Resource Hotline. Call (650) 780-7542 Monday to Friday, 7:30AM – 4PM to talk with an experienced professional that will be able to connect you with a wide range of community resources including food services and a weekly well-being call with a Senior Peer Counselor. This time of isolation does not mean that you have to be disconnected from community. Peninsula Family Service is here to help you! Read more about the hotline on this flyer.  

Friendship Line California:

Friendship Line California is a 24-hour, toll-free "life-line" that is dedicated to serving Californians over 60 who may be feeling anxious, fearful or lonely. The Friendship Line is both a crisis intervention hotline and a warmline for non-emergency emotional support calls. The phone line is staffed with specialists who provide emotional support, grief support, active suicide intervention, information and referrals. Call (888) 670-1360 to connect with someone who can provide a friendly, listening ear today. 



Daly City Stands United Against Hate




San Mateo County and all cities on the peninsula are working collaboratively to fight the spread of COVID-19. We are also fighting the stigma of the virus. Racism and xenophobia have no place in Daly City. 

The World Health Organization states that "stigmatization could potentially contribute to more severe health problems, ongoing transmission, and difficulties controlling infectious diseases during an epidemic." Stigma can drive people to hide the illness to avoid discrimination, prevent people from seeking health care immediately, and discourage them from adopting health behaviors. 

Please treat your fellow community members with kindness during this time. Racism and xenophobia can significantly hurt our efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19. 


According to the CDC, stigma hurts everyone by creating fear or anger towards other people. Stigma affects the emotional or mental health of stigmatized groups and the communities they live in. Stopping stigma is important to making communities and community members resilient. 

Everyone can help stop stigma related to COVID-19 by knowing the facts and sharing them with others in your community. Diseases can make anyone sick regardless of their race or ethnicity. Fear and anxiety about COVID-19 can cause people to avoid or reject others even though they are not at risk for spreading the virus.

City Services During Shelter-in-Place Order

Daly City has closed most facilities and City departments to the public to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Event Cancellations:

  • Neighborhood Parking Forums have been cancelled. The City continues to offer an online, pinnable map where you can place comments on specific areas, like a road in your neighborhood. You can also take two online surveys - one for residents and one for businesses - about parking challenges and needs. Visit the online Parking webpage to share your opinion

Utility Bills: Daly City will not shut off any utility service unless requested by resident. The Finance Department will not be charging late fees or assessing interest on past due balances on utility bills. Utility bill payments are still due 30 days past the invoice date. 

Street Sweeping Resumes June 15: Please ensure to move your vehicles for the street sweeper starting again on June 15. Thank you for your cooperation! 

Garbage, Recycling & Compost Collection Continues: Republic Services continues to service your garbage carts on your scheduled collection day. The City has granted Republic the ability to begin collection one hour earlier to allow for extra time required to navigate City streets while street sweeping is suspended. Many Republic collection routes are synced with City street sweeping. 

Emergency Services: The Daly City Police Department and North County Fire Authority continue to provide emergency response. Please only dial 9-1-1 in emergencies. The dispatchers need to be able to keep the lines free to take priority emergency calls. Take advantage of the City's online crime reporting system for non-in-progress property crimes! Available on our website hereIf an online report is not feasible, we may ask an officer to call you directly to make a report over the phone.

Parks & Playgrounds in Daly City: Based on guidance from the State, City staff have reopened all playgrounds. All equipment was pressure washed and new health signage was installed before reopening to the public. Please note, families should evaluate the risks associated with playground use and should take personal responsibility for monitoring their own children. The City will not have staff present at playgrounds to enforce health guidelines. 

Enjoying our local parks is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. During the pandemic, residents are not permitted to congregate in any of these public areas for health reasons. Please remember, park facilities like restrooms and community centers will not be open. When walking in parks, please adhere to the following: 

  • Practice social distancing outdoors, too. Keep 6 feet between you and others.
  • Adopt the “Leave no Trace” philosophy. Whatever you pack in, pack out. 
  • Plan your visit -- all restrooms, picnic areas and community centers are closed.

Daly City Libraries: Although our public libraries remain closed, a Daly City library card provides access to a host of online resources, from e-books and audio books, to streaming video, electronic magazines, and complete access to the New York Times. We encourage you to explore distance learning tools available electronically. Links to online resources are available at

Get Your Library Card Online! 

If you are a Daly City resident and do not have a library card, you can secure one online by completing the application at

 covid19 During the Shelter-in-Place Order, we ask that library patrons not visit the libraries to return borrowed items – including books, Wi-Fi hotspots and videos. We are not assessing any overdue fines or late fees. As of today, all materials that have been checked out have a return date June 30, 2020. There is no need to return materials until the libraries re-open for business.


Follow the Daly City Public Library on Instagram and Facebook @DalyCityLibrary for daily updates.

Virtual Recreation Center: With our programs being cancelled and our facilities being closed at this time, it is still important we continue to grow, learn, play and have fun! Visit our Virtual Recreation Center, where you can find a variety of resources for you, your family and friends to enjoy.  

 covid19 Follow @dalycityrec on our Instagram and Facebook for updates and activities to keep you and your families informed and having fun!  Furthermore, tag @dalycityrec and use #DalyCityRecAtHome to show us what you are up to!


Helpful Hotlines 

2-1-1 Call Center



Residents with non-medical, non-emergency questions about coronavirus (COVID-19) can call 2-1-1 or text “coronavirus” or “covid19” to 211211 at any time, day or night. 2-1-1 is a confidential service available in 180 languages. Callers from landlines and mobile phones located within San Mateo County will be connected with a trained 2-1-1 service professional. If you are feeling sick or have medical questions, contact your doctor directly.


Price Gouging Hotline

You can report price gouging to the District Attorney Price Gouging Hotline at (650) 363-4403. You can also submit an Price Gouging Incident Report available on the District Attorney website

Price gouging, as defined in Penal Code section 396, is illegal after a proclamation or declaration of a state of emergency. Specifically, it is a crime to sell items such as consumer food items or goods, and emergency or medical supplies, during the state of emergency or local emergency for a price that is more than 10% greater than the price charged by the seller of those goods or services immediately before the proclamation or declaration of emergency. There is an exception if the price increase is because of additional costs imposed by the supplier of the goods or for additional costs for labor or materials. 

Important Information 

COVID-19 Tests

For those interested in getting tested for the coronavirus, please complete this screener for COVID-19 testing. Testing is only available by appointment and for those who qualify based on guidelines from public health officials. 

Childcare for Essential Workers in San Mateo County


We need your help to plan for emergency child care. If you work in an essential sector and will be needing child care, please fill out this survey. Also available in Spanish and Chinese

4Cs, the Child Care Coordinating Council, has a list of current available sites providing emergency child care on their website. If you work in an essential sector and you need additional help finding child care right now, please visit their website or call (650) 517-1400. 

Shop Responsibly

 We can all do our part to preserve our food supply chain. Support the California Grocers Association by being mindful of the needs of fellow community members and shop responsibly.




Beware of Scams

The District Attorney's Office urges residents to be wary of new phone and internet scams related to COVID-19. More information can be found here. Please be highly skeptical of emails and websites claiming to provide information or goods related to the pandemic. Rely on the CDC, County of San Mateo and City of Daly City websites for reliable and frequently updated information.

A person who would like to report a COVID-19 related scam in San Mateo County should contact the District Attorney’s Office by calling (650) 363-4651 or filing a complaint online or calling the local police department.


Effective March 16, 2020 San Mateo County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow issued a School Operations Modification Order requiring all schools to dismiss students from regular attendance and implement at-home learning models. For the latest updates, check your school district website:

Click this link for information about School Meal Programs. You can pick up school meals at ANY location but you MUST have your child present.

Census 2020 

While the Census Bureau is making operational changes in response to COVID-19, including the suspension of field operations, you are encouraged to take the census online at Visit our website for more information:

Wag Hotels Discounts for First Responders

 For first responders that are working overtime right now to ensure we all stay safe, Wag Hotels is offering a 50% discount on Daycare and Boarding services through April 30. Must mention offer in-person or in the special requests section when reserving online. Call 888-WAG-LINE with questions.



Support for Businesses 

Special Daly News Issue for Businesses 


Click here to learn more about assistance programs for businesses affected by COVID-19.

Restaurants - Register for the Great Plates Delivered Program

 covid19 This new, State-sponsored program provides essential economic stimulus to local businesses struggling to stay afloat during the COVID-19 crisis. Are you a restaurant that wants to participate in the Great Plates Delivered program? Eligible older adults at high risk from COVID-19 are delivered three nutritious meals per day from local restaurants. Participating restaurants are reimbursed for the meals. Please visit to submit your interest form.


Shelter-in-Place Frequently Asked Questions 

Questions about how the Shelter-in-Place Order applies to your business? Read more Shelter-in-Place FAQs on the County website

Daly City Compiled Business Assistance Programs 

The City has compiled a list of COVID-19 assistance programs available to both businesses and nonprofits. Please review the list here, which contains information on loans, grants and other resources. 

SAMCEDA Business Continuity Action Plans

Unsure about what steps to take with your business during the pandemic? The San Mateo County Economic Development Association (SAMCEDA) compiled a Business Continuity Action Plans as a first step in setting realistic expectations for the economic health of businesses in San Mateo County. View them online here.  

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) of the Small Business Administration (SBA) 

One of the most important and impactful elements of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act package is the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The PPP is the Small Business Administration's $349 billion lending program under the CARES Act. The new Paycheck Protection Program expands the SBA's 7(a) loan program to help small businesses cover their near-term operating expenses and retain employees. To access an application and other important program information, visit the US Department of Treasury website here

Congresswoman Jackie Speier's Teleconference for Business Owners 

To learn more about financial assistance programs from the US Small Business Administration and how you can apply as a business, view the presentation here from the teleconference held on April 2, 2020. 

Assistance and Guidance for Businesses and Workers Impacted by COVID-19



The San Mateo County Economic Development Association (SAMCEDA) is compiling business assistance programs and a variety of other resources as quickly as possible and as they become available. Please check the SAMCEDA website frequently for updates


The State of California's Economic Development Department has also developed a webpage for State employment resources for employees and employers. The webpage includes information on Disability Insurance claims, Paid Family Leave claims, Unemployment Insurance claims for employees. It also lists information for employers on workplace health and safety, Work Sharing Program as an alternative to layoffs, Rapid Response teams available to meet with you to provide help in the face of potential closure or layoffs, the California WARN Act, tax assistance and more. Visit the Economic Development Department website for these resources


Survey for Businesses on COVID-19 Impacts



Are you a business affected by COVID-19? Please take this survey to help SAMCEDA gather data on how COVID-19 has affected the business community in order to develop financial assistance programs that can offer immediate relief. Take the survey here

Survey for Nonprofit Leaders on COVID-19 Impacts

Thrive Alliance is conducting a survey in partnership with the County to gather data on how COVID-19 has affected our nonprofit organizations and the communities they serve. The aggregate results will be shared with multiple stakeholders in order to assist them with COVID-19 response planning efforts. The survey is open to nonprofit leaders and can be accessed online here


Recent Daly City Homepage Articles on COVID-19 

COVID-19 Information

Message from Mayor Glenn Sylvester on COVID-19


Other Daly City News