San Mateo County District 5 Supervisor David Canepa - March 2021 E-Newsletter
Article Source: San Mateo County District 5 Supervisor David Canepa
2021 March e-newsletter
Mass vaccination effort continues as San Mateo County moves toward orange tier
owners breathed a bit of a sigh of relief as San Mateo County moved to
the Red Tier Feb. 24 on the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. If
trends continue, the county should move toward the orange tier in the
coming weeks, allowing for increased retail capacity and the
restoration of our local economy.
I credit this move to the county’s incredible effort to get shots in arms, from the most vulnerable to our essential workers.
vaccinated 12,500 individuals over a four-day period in February at the
San Francisco International Airport, the largest mass vaccination site
from San Francisco to the South Bay and continue to vaccinate daily at
the San Mateo County Event Center as more doses come into our county
we’ve also worked hard to bring the vaccine right into communities
hardest hit by COVID-19, including at Jefferson High School in Daly
City where 600 individuals were vaccinated over a two-day period
(pictured below with Mayor Juslyn Manalo). The county has also
partnered with North East Medical Services in Daly City to ensure Asian
immigrant populations are being reached in their own language in their
Expanding the vaccination effort
starting Feb. 22, teachers, child care providers, first responders and
food and agricultural workers became eligible to get vaccinated, as
supply allows, of course.
has been the biggest issue we face so far, a lack of doses. We have the
infrastructure and will to vaccinate 24/7 in the county, we just need
A total of 160,644 individuals have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot in San Mateo County through
Wednesday, March 3. Of those, 64,740 individuals have completed the
two-dose vaccination series, bringing the total number of doses
administered to 225,384, according to our Health System.
While COVID-19 vaccine supply remains limited, you can sign up for the county’s notification tool to
receive notification when the State makes you eligible and information
about how you may get an appointment. Residents should also sign up for
the state’s MyTurn tool
as it is expected that MyTurn will offer vaccine appointment scheduling
in San Mateo County starting March 15, health officials say.
been just over a year since the first case of COVID was reported in San
Mateo County on March 2, 2020. No one knew then that the virus would
eventually kill 521 of our neighbors and infect nearly 39,000 other
residents. While we are making progress to end COVID, we must remain
vigilant by adhering to health orders such as avoiding gatherings and
perhaps most importantly wearing our damn masks.
Restoring the economy
the economy depends on all of us doing our part to end COVID by getting
vaccinated and following very simple rules such as washing our hands
frequently and socially distancing. If we do this, we will move to the
Orange Tier quicker and then on to the Yellow.
will mean everything to our struggling businesses who have been
devastated by this virus for nearly a year now, when we first entered
into the shelter-in-place order.
out the NBC Bay Area clip on South San Francisco’s Café 382 and its
owner Kosta Panos. The excitement to move into the Orange Tier soon
shows that when this is all over we will indeed return to normal. See
the clip here.
the meantime, the county has committed millions of dollars toward our
small businesses, including the infusion of $1 million for restaurants,
breweries and wineries.
a match from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, qualifying businesses are
eligible for grants of up to $10,000 to help pay employees and rent as
well as health and safety modifications and other needs caused by the
to county staff and our partners for putting all this information
together in our ongoing effort to care for the community during this
pandemic. I am very grateful.
Battling food insecurity during shelter in place Food
insecurity is a problem some residents may face, especially during the
current shelter-in-place order. Here are some resources residents can
access: Is a program for people with low-income who meet federal
income eligibility rules and want to add to their budget to put healthy
and nutritious food on the table. Website: https://www.cdss.ca.gov/food-nutrition/calfresh Contact: (650) 802-6576, firstname.lastname@example.org
Daly City Partnership: DC
Partnership is a local partnership that was formed to guide
collaborative efforts and connect our community to services that
promote well-being. Currently, DC Partnership has a drive-through food
bank and free meals for students. Check out their website for times and
locations. Website: https://www.dcpartnership.org/covid19/ Contacts: 650-991-8007, email@example.com
Second Harvest Food Bank: Second Harvest offers food at various locations throughout San Mateo County listed on its webpage. Website: https://www.shfb.org/get-food/ Contacts: Call (800) 984-3663 or text GETFOOD to (408) 455-5181
Interns wanted to join our team We
are looking to add to our great group of interns we are currently
working with. If you or someone you know may be interested in applying
to my Internship Program, submitting this form is the first step:https://forms.gle/hiKqtn7Rird5vXwB9. You can also reach out to Mike Richardson on my staff directly with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. David J. Canepa