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The City of San Bruno and the San Bruno Community Foundation have assembled resources to help community members in need of assistance during the COVID-19 crisis.

The information below is not intended as a comprehensive list and will be updated as new information becomes available.

COVID-19 Public Call Center

Call 2-1-1 for non-emergency, non-medical questions; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

COVID-19 Testing

There is a pilot test program for COVID-19 at sites in the Bay Area. If you are interested in learning more, please click here.

The County of San Mateo is ready to assist residents who qualify for COVID-19 testing but lack transportation to get to the Verily testing site at the San Mateo County Event Center. The County has reconfigured vehicles to protect both the patient an driver from contact. County residents should first visit here to be Project Baseline's site to be screened for testing eligibility and obtain an appointment. At that time, individuals with no other means to reach the testing site can call (650) 779-9375 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to arrange transportation.

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San Mateo County COVID-19 Resource Page for Residents

California Resource Page for Residents

Disaster Recovery Assistance to Immigrants Program (DRAI)

DRAI helps distribute financial assistance to immigrants who are ineligible for any other federal or state aid due to their undocumented status. Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County along with Catholic Charities of San Francisco and Catholic Charities of the East Bay will work together from May 18th to June 30th to distribute approximately $15 million in disaster relief to approximately 35,000 undocumented immigrants.

For individuals that want to apply for financial assistance, call the toll free hotline at 866-490-3899.

Great Plates Delivery Program

A meal delivery service for California's qualified older adults who need to stay home due to COVID-19. Pease call the Aging and Adult Services hotline to see if you qualify for the program at 1-800-675-8437.

Great Plates Delivery Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Pandemic EBT

Pandemic EBT is a new benefit for families. IT provides up to $365 per Free and Reduced Price Meal eligible child on an EBT card. The card is issued in the name of the family's oldest child and is separate from CalFresh EBT.

Click to view more information and eligibility details.

San Mateo School County School Closure Meal Sites

Any child or family with children 18 and under may pick up meals for the children during COVID-19 school closures at the locations found on the link provided here. Meals are being provided at San Bruno Park School District schools.

Second Harvest of Silicon Valley (SHFB)

SHFB offers food at various locations throughout San Mateo County listed on their webpage. Call (800) 984-3663 for more information.

YMCA Community Resource Center

YMCA is the Core Service Agency for San Bruno, providing various services including referrals to homeless shelters, rent and utility assistance, and food program. Apply for Emergency Financial Assistance to help pay, based on eligibility criteria and funding availability, for housing assistance such as deposits, rent or mortgage payments; utility arrears or deposits; transportation assistance; and other essential needs, such as medical expenses.

It is recommended that you call before visiting in person (650) 276-4101



Assistance and guidance is available for businesses and workers impacted by COVID-19. Visit Below are information and resources to help you and your businesses during this challenging time.

Wondering if a San Bruno business is open? The San Bruno Chamber of Commerce is working on sharing resources with the community. If you would like to report that your business is open, please share details about your business by submitting this form.


In response to the hardships many in our community are facing due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak and the Shelter in Place Order, moratoriums have been adopted to ban residential and commercial evictions in the County of San Mateo. On March 24, the County Board of Supervisors placed a moratorium on residential evictions for nonpayment of rent that applies throughout the cities and towns of San Mateo County. The Emergency Regulation is now set to expire on June 30, 2020.

The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County helps low income individuals who need legal assistance, and can be contacted at or (650) 517-8911.

Project Sentinel provides information and offers dispute resolution options for any tenant or landlord. Project Sentinel can be reached: or (650) 399-2149 or email


Regulation took effect on April 28, 2020 and will remain in place until May 31, 2020, unless it is extended by the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors. Visit the County's Department of Housing webpage for additional information.

COVID Assist

COVID Assist is a service linking those in need of non-medical assistance with neighbors willing to help. Such assistance can include getting groceries, pharmacy items, and picking up mail. Here is a recent article featuring this effort.

San Bruno COVID-19 Assistance Line

If you are an elderly, homebound, or at-risk San Bruno resident who needs help getting groceries or other assistance, contact or call (650) 826-3182.

American Red Cross

Virtual support is available to our community, and those who have suffered loss as a result of OCVID-19. Learn more at the Virtual Family Assistance Center.

San Mateo County Behavioral Health & Recovery Services Access

Visit San Mateo County Health for information, resources, an assessment and referral for mental health of substance use services or call (800) 686-0101, TDD (800) 943-2833.

San Mateo County Crisis Services

Click here to access resources that can help you and the people around you in and after a mental health emergency or crisis event.

StarVista's Crisis Center

StarVista's Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Center's 24/7 Crisis Hotline and Online Teen Chatroom will remain in operation during the COVID-19 outbreak and shelter in place order. Call the 24/7 Crisis Hotline: (650) 579-0350 or (800) 273-8255. For Online Teen Chatroom:

California Peer-Run Warm Line

This is a non-emergency resource for anyone in California seeking emotional support for a wide range of concerns, including those related to interpersonal relationships, anxiety, panic, depression, finance, and alcohol and drug use. Assistance is provided via phone and webchat on a nondiscriminatory basis to anyone in need. Visit here or call (855) 845-7415.


CORA is dedicated to helping those affected by intimate partner abuse. From counseling, to emergency housing, to legal assistance, CORA's services are designed to provide safety, support, and healing. CORA's Emergency Shelter and core emergency services remain operative with its Crisis Line (800) 300-1080 remaining the primary access point.

Child Care Coordinate Council of San Mateo County (4Cs)

4Cs offers a list of currently available sites providing emergency child care for essential workers. IF you work in an essential sector and need additional help finding child care right now, call the 4Cs at (650) 517-1400.

San Mateo Essential Child Care Survey

Your help is needed to plan for emergency child care. If you work in an essential sector and will be needing child care, please fill out this survey:




Transit agencies are either operating normally as an essential service or adjusting their schedules accordingly during the shelter in place order.

BART: Bay Area Rapid Transit has reduced service hours during the shelter-in-place order across the Bay area to mitigate the spread of novel coronavirus. View the service cuts here.

Caltrain:  Caltrain will further reduce weekday train service indefinitely starting Monday, March 30.  The updated weekday schedule is available at

Weekend service will continue to operate normally.

SamTrans: SamTrans will implement a modified schedule with service reductions on 31 routes. SamTrans riders can see route-by-route information here.