With the evolving situation surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), city leaders understand and take seriously the concerns of our community members as we continue to plan and take proactive steps to address this public health emergency.
Public health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) still believe that the public’s risk of exposure in our area is relatively low.
The City of Menlo Park is coordinating with our public health officials, local and regional agencies, and community based organizations. Over the past week, City staff participated in daily coordination calls with other San Mateo County cities and the San Mateo County Emergency Operations Center, as well as other local and regional partners. This provides us a broad understanding and perspective of the ongoing regional response.
As we continue to monitor the situation, we have taken the following additional steps to protect local public health:
All community members can take steps to help reduce personal and public health risks related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19):
Start now to plan and prepare for possible disruption caused by further spread of the virus:
If you believe that you or anyone in your household has come in contact with someone who was exposed to COVID-19, please notify your health care provider by phone before leaving home to seek medical attention.
We know that there are many questions regarding how this virus may affect our lives in the coming weeks and months. Planning is underway on a number of fronts to anticipate the evolution of the virus’ spread. We encourage our residents, businesses and community organizations to visit Ready.gov for preparedness resources and tips.
You can also get the latest public health information by visiting: