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Revised Shelter-In-Place Order Extended
and City's Placemaking Project Update
Revised Shelter-In-Place Order Extended to May 31-Some Restrictions Eased
Six Bay Area Counties, including San Mateo County, have extended the original shelter-in-place (SIP) order until May 31. This unified action is intended to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus and preserve critical health care capacity across the region. For additional information about the City’s changes read here.
Visit the San Mateo County website for questions about the revised shelter in place.
COVID-19 Data by Zip Code on San Mateo County Health’s Website
The information posted on San Mateo County Health’s COVID-19 page has been expanded to include COVID-19 cases by zip code. The first report shows data as of April 26 and lists cities associated with 29 zip codes in the county. Some zip codes include more than one city. The report will be updated weekly.
It is important to understand that cases by zip code do not show a true representation of presence of disease in the geographic area.
See San Mateo County’s COVID-19 data at smchealth.org
San Mateo County COVID-19 Cases
San Mateo County Health provides detailed information on cases by age group and date and deaths by age group. Learn more at smchealth.org/coronavirus
Residents with non-medical, non-emergency questions about the coronavirus can call 211 at any time, day or night. Callers from landlines and cellular telephones located within San Mateo County are connected with a trained service professional from 211, a confidential service available in 180 languages.
County of San Mateo Launches Great Plates Delivered!
New service matches older adults at high risk from COVID-19 with local businesses to provide three nutritious meals a day. Seniors at high risk can apply for this meal service by calling (800) 675-8437. Local restaurants, caterers and food providers are strongly encouraged to apply at surveymonkey.com/r/SMCGreatPlatesDelivered
Last week, staff provided an update to the City Council regarding three distinct but connected “Placemaking” projects:
- Signage/Wayfinding Program
- Belmont Village Specific Plan (BVSP) Streetscape Design Guidelines
- Public Art Master Plan
These projects advance implementation actions from the City’s 2035 General Plan & Belmont Village Specific Plan (BVSP) which were adopted in 2017. The BVSP calls for public realm improvements (i.e. infrastructure enhancements to promote walkability/biking, public place-making opportunities, landscaping, benches, public art, and more).
Development of these projects commenced in early 2019, and upon completion will facilitate future revitalization of the City through public investments in infrastructure, parking, streetscapes, and public spaces.
- The anticipated signage/wayfinding system would direct visitors to landmarks & historic resource properties; activity/service centers including, but not limited to: entry points, the BVSP Area, Carlmont Shopping Center, Twin Pines Civic Center, restaurant and retail clusters, parking garages/lots, mass transit, parks/community facilities, residential neighborhoods, and nearby destinations.
- The BVSP Streetscape Guidelines will be critical in defining the pedestrian level “finishing touches” such as sidewalks, street trees, site furnishings, and on-street parking layout/design, that support a future vibrant downtown Belmont Village. The Guidelines will ensure that incremental improvements will result in an integrated and consistently high quality streetscape system.
- The Public Art Master Plan will provide direction on planning and establishing processes necessary to further develop, administer, and maintain a dynamic public art program in the City. Preferred artwork types include civic gateways, participatory art, art in City parks and buildings, and art in new private development.
Below are some draft work product samples and objectives for these projects.
Going forward, City staff and the consultant teams will be preparing a community outreach strategy with an eye towards collaboration and consistency. Reflecting community values in the “rebranding” of the public realm’s amenities through public art, wayfinding signage and street furnishings is the main outreach objective. Look for these community outreach efforts to ramp up this summer.