City of Menlo Park

San Mateo County Health releases COVID-19 cases by zip code

This chart is updated weekly on Fridays. The next scheduled update will be May 8th.

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Revised shelter-in-place order extended to May 31; some restrictions eased

  The updated shelter-in-place order goes into effect Monday, May 4 and extends through May 31. It calls for some eased restrictions, such as increased access to area open space and parks, but all requirements for social distancing and wearing face coverings remain in effect. Social distancing has slowed the increase of new COVID-19 cases […]

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Menlo Park City Council acts to halt small business evictions through May 31

The Menlo Park City Council adopted an urgency ordinance on April 14, 2020, that temporarily prohibits the eviction of small businesses and nonprofits in Menlo Park impacted by COVID-19. It prevents landlords from evicting qualifying tenants for nonpayment of rent through May 31, 2020. Qualifying small businesses and nonprofits (including churches) are those with less […]

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Menlo Park Mayor Cecilia Taylor holds virtual office hour this morning (April 21)

In this time of physical and social distancing, Menlo Park Mayor Cecilia Taylor is adapting her office hours system. She’ll hold virtual office hours this morning, Tuesday, April 21 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. If you wish to participate, please register using the Online Registration link. In addition to offering office hours, Mayor Taylor […]

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More helpful community resources available during shelter-in-place

Menlo Park City Council member Betsy Nash emailed InMenlo these additional resources for information and help during the coronovirus pandemic. One-stop resource for the people of California impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Connect to essential life services (money, food, shelter, etc.) Connect to retraining opportunities Connect to your next job Regular county […]

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Menlo Park to host Tele Town Hall today (April 16) from 6:30 to 7:30 pm

Menlo Park Mayor Cecilia Taylor and City Manager Starla Jerome-Robinson are hosting a Tele Town Hall this evening from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Dial: 877-229-8493. Enter PIN 119449.

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Menlo Park small business, no-profits get eviction relief through the end of May

Last night, the Menlo Park City Council unanimously approved a moratorium on evictions of small business and non-profits, including churches, if their gross receipts are less than $2.5 million. The moratorium is in effect through May 31 and could be extended. Kate Bradshaw covered the Council meeting for the Almanac; her report is available online.

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Menlo Park Mayor Cecilia Taylor reminds locals the importance of sheltering in place and lists county resources

Editor’s note: While this letter is addressed to Menlo Park residents, much of what Mayor Taylor addresses is applicable to Atherton, Woodside and  Portola Valley as most are Sana Mateo county mandates along with resources. Dear residents of Menlo Park, Thank you for following the health officer’s shelter-in-place order. It is encouraging to see our […]

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Virtual Recreation Center available to Menlo Park residents of all ages and interests

Given the COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders, the City of Menlo Park has launched a Virtual Recreation Center resource webpage for all ages. It includes six categories: Preschool, After school, Health and wellness, Sports, Arts and culture, and Seniors. Preschool offers kids activities including online fun educational games and crafts, story-time, free fitness videos and access to […]

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City Council member Ray Mueller to host virtual office hours on April 4

On Saturday morning April 4, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, City Council member Ray Mueller will be having City Council Office Hours online on Facebook,to answer any questions neighbors have regarding the City of Menlo Park and County of San Mateo’s response to Covid-19, as well as any others questions people may have generally […]

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Stay-at-home order with new restrictions extended through May 3

Editor’s note: This following notice is from the City of Menlo Park. On March 31, 2020, County of San Mateo Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow, along with along with six 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 […]

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