Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Menlo Park officials continue to monitor the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and have taken action to reduce public health risks to our community, program participants, employees and facilities. We continue to coordinate with San Mateo County Health and other local agencies.

At this time, all city facilities are CLOSED.



Residents are urged to stay informed and follow the recommended prevention steps and directives from the San Mateo County Health Officer.
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  1. 4/1/2020 - 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 Read on...
  2. 3/31/2020 - 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 Read on...
  3. 3/30/2020 - COVID-19 Weekly Recap

    • 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 Read on...
  4. 3/27/2020 - Letter from the Mayor

    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. Read on...
  5. 3/26/2020 - 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 Read on...
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