News Flash

Posted on: May 29, 2020

Updated shelter-in-place order reopens in-store retail and places of worship

San Mateo County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow issued an updated shelter-in-place order outlining restrictions and conditions for retail stores to reopen and places of worship to provide in-person services.

The revised order is effective at 12:01 a.m., M...

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Contact: Public Engagement Manager Clay Curtin Menlo Park City News
Posted on: May 25, 2020

COVID-19 Weekly Recap for May 25, 2020

  • PG&E aims to reduce wildfire risks and hosts online webinars
  • Motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians share the responsibility of roadway safety
  • Low-cost internet access and services available to those in need
  • Talking with your family and keeping a routine ...
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Menlo Park City News
Posted on: May 18, 2020

COVID-19 Weekly Recap for May 18, 2020

  • San Mateo County expands free COVID-19 testing sites
  • Plan ahead for Memorial Day: Recreational areas - what’s open and what’s not?
  • Water district offers safe water tips for reopening businesses
  • Virtual Bingo Night kicks off Shelter-in-Pla...
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Menlo Park City News
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Amended shelter-in-place order allows additional businesses to reopen May 18

San Mateo County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow has amended the shelter-in-place health order allowing the reopening of additional businesses, effective at 12:01 a.m., Monday, May 18, 2020, and bringing the county into alignment with early Stage 2 of the...

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Contact: Public Engagement Manager Clay Curtin Menlo Park City News
Posted on: May 11, 2020

COVID-19 Weekly Recap for May 11, 2020

  • Bay Area health officers clarify and reaffirm local health order    
  • New state program provides restaurant meals to older adults
  • Local programs provide childcare services to essential workers  
  • Funding and equipment donations still...
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Menlo Park City News
Posted on: May 8, 2020

City reopens Bedwell Bayfront Park; other recreation facilities remain closed

Effective 7 a.m., Saturday, May 9, the City of Menlo Park will reopen Bedwell Bayfront Park with limits on park capacity and with social distancing requirements and park monitors in place. The San Mateo County Health Officer’s shelter-in-place o...

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Contact: Public Engagement Manager Clay Curtin Menlo Park City News
Posted on: May 4, 2020

COVID-19 Weekly Recap for May 4, 2020

  • Gardeners and landscapers resume work in compliance with updated health order    
  • Keeping a safe distance: Running, jogging and biking amid COVID-19
  • County approves emergency moratorium on residential rent increases    
  • CO...
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Menlo Park City News
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Construction to resume; local emergency declaration continues

Starting Monday, May 4, 2020, construction can resume in Menlo Park and throughout San Mateo County. Construction sites are required to comply with all applicable safety protocols as described in the latest county health officer order.

The City Council met...

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Contact: Public Engagement Manager Clay Curtin Menlo Park City News
Posted on: April 29, 2020

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

The public health officer has revised the shelter-in-place order that began in mid-March. The updated order goes into effect May 4, and extends through May 31. It calls for some eased restrictions, but all requirements for social distancing and wearing fa...

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Contact: Public Engagement Manager Clay Curtin Menlo Park City News
Posted on: April 27, 2020

COVID-19 Weekly Recap for April 27, 2020

  • Seven Bay Area health officers to modify and extend shelter-in-place orders
  • Covered California extends application deadline to June 30
  • Staying connected and positive during the stay-at-home order
  • DMV announce adjustments and extensions to some requirements d...
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Menlo Park City News
Posted on: April 20, 2020

COVID-19 Weekly Recap for April 20, 2020

  • City Council acts to halt small business evictions
  • New health order requires face coverings
  • Small business resources are available to help
  • How to make your own face covering
  • Staying connected and healthy during the stay-at-home order
  • New scams arise amid the c...
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Menlo Park City News
Posted on: April 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...

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Menlo Park City News
Posted on: April 16, 2020

COVID-19 Weekly Recap for April 16, 2020

  • April 10 property tax deadline extended to May 4, 2020
  • Sign-up for SMC Alert emergency notifications
  • City closes Bedwell Bayfront Park in response to heavy crowds
  • Celebrating holidays and family traditions during COVID-19
  • City offers virtual recreation during...
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Menlo Park City News
Posted on: April 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 preve...

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Contact: Mayor Cecilia Taylor Menlo Park City News
Posted on: April 6, 2020

COVID-19 Weekly Recap for April 6, 2020

  • April 10 property tax deadline extended to May 4, 2020
  • Sign-up for SMC Alert emergency notifications
  • City closes Bedwell Bayfront Park in response to heavy crowds
  • Celebrating holidays and family traditions during COVID-19
  • City offers virtual recreation during...
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Menlo Park City News
Posted on: April 3, 2020

City closes Bedwell Bayfront Park in response to heavy crowds

Since the countywide and statewide stay-at-home orders went into effect, the City of Menlo Park has taken increasingly aggressive steps to slow the spread of COVID-19.

These measures include closing city buildings, adding extensive social distancing signag...

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Contact: Public Engagement Manager Clay Curtin Menlo Park City News
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Menlo Park moves to virtual permit center in response to COVID-19

On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, the City of Menlo Park declared a local emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak and immediately took action to close public facilities and make operational adjustments. Starting April 2, the city will begin virtual operations ...

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Contact: Public Engagement Manager Clay Curtin Menlo Park City News
Posted on: March 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 ...

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Contact: Public Engagement Manager Clay Curtin Menlo Park City News
Posted on: March 30, 2020

COVID-19 Weekly Recap for March 30, 2020

  • Shelter-in-place order to be extended to May 1
  • Board of Supervisors passes countywide eviction moratorium
  • Volunteers needed to support state and local organizations and nonprofits
  • District attorney warns residents and businesses of COVID-19 scams
  • No water dis...
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Menlo Park City News
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Letter from the Mayor

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Dear Residents of Menlo Park,

Your patience, courtesy and adherence to the shelter-in-place order are very much appreciated. We are living a new normal in navigating our day-to-day lives, where things are changing rapidly every day due to COVID-19. What ha...

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Contact: Mayor Cecilia Taylor Menlo Park City News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Menlo Park closes additional recreation facilities, urges better social distancing

To reduce crowds at local parks and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the City of Menlo Park is taking additional safety measures and closing all park restrooms, all public tennis courts and all public basketball courts. These new closures are in addit...

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Contact: Public Information Officer Nicole Acker Menlo Park City News
Posted on: March 24, 2020

COVID-19 Weekly Recap for March 24, 2020

  • Menlo Park announces tool to report shelter-in-place violations
  • Don’t spread coronavirus rumors or misinformation, get the facts
  • District attorney warns of price gouging related to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • San Mateo County launches #SMCStrong fund to ...
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Menlo Park City News
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Construction remains suspended; emergency exception process put in place

On March 19, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order No.N-33-20 ordering all  individuals  in  the  State  of  California  to  stay  home  or  at &...

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Contact: Public Information Officer Nicole Acker Menlo Park City News
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Governor issues statewide stay-at-home order; Menlo Park moves to halt construction

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Thursday evening, March 19, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a statewide stay-at-home order to protect the health and well-being of all Californians and to establish consistency across the state in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. The or...

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Contact: Public Engagement Manager Clay Curtin Menlo Park City News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Bay Area health officers order residents to shelter in place; focus on essential services

Monday, March 16, 2020, San Mateo County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow and six other Bay Area health officers issued a unified order for residents to stay home and limit activity to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and preserve health...

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Contact: Public Engagement Manager Clay Curtin Menlo Park City News
Posted on: March 14, 2020

County Health Officer amends mass gatherings order; city extends cancellations

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Saturday evening, March 14, 2020, San Mateo County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow announced sweeping changes effective at 12:01 a.m., Sunday, March 15, 2020, through 11:59 p.m., Monday, April 6, 2020. This order prohibits public or private gatherings gre...

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Contact: Public Engagement Manager Clay Curtin Menlo Park City News
Posted on: March 11, 2020

Menlo Park declares local emergency; closes public facilities, programs over COVID-19

On March 10, 2020, the San Mateo County Health Officer issued an updated statement that acknowledged “evidence of widespread community transmission of COVID-19 in San Mateo County.” On March 11, City Manager Starla Jerome-Robinson, und...

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Contact: Public Engagement Manager Clay Curtin Menlo Park City News
Posted on: March 9, 2020

Letter from the Mayor addressing the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Dear Menlo Park Residents, 

The health and safety of all residents in Menlo Park is our highest priority. I know there is a deep concern about the spread of COVID-19, also known as coronavirus.

I want to reassure you that the City of Menlo Park is ...

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Contact: Mayor Cecilia Taylor Menlo Park City News
Posted on: March 7, 2020

Menlo Park acts to address public health concerns

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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. 

Pu...

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Contact: Public Engagement Manager Clay Curtin Menlo Park City News

News Flash

Posted on: June 1, 2020

Police make arrests for possession of stolen property, conspiracy, resisting arrest, parole

At approximately 7:30 p.m., Sunday, May 31, 2020, Menlo Park and Palo Alto police received information of a possible large group of individuals heading toward the Stanford Shopping Center to loot businesses. As officers responded to the area to conduct hi...

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Contact: Sergeant Kevin Paugh Menlo Park Police News