PVI is placing the highest priority on the safety of our community. We have compiled resources to help you navigate this evolving situation. The public health guidance and directives may continue to change. We strongly recommend that you refer to the San Mateo County Health Department, Santa Clara County Public Health DepartmentCalifornia Department of Public Health, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention webpages for the most up-to-date information from public health experts the stat has also launched a  COVID-19 website.

Our organization and San Mateo County are aligned with California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, which seeks to reduce COVID-19 with revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities. The Blueprint shows county assignments to one of four risk levels based on county performance on key metrics about new cases and positive tests, and the current status of activities by county. Data charts are available here. The state also offers guidance for employers and specific industries.

Questions about Having Conversations in Families with Mixed Opinions about Vaccination: https://youtu.be/1eGC12PPYRk
Questions about Previously Having COVID-19: https://youtu.be/YwP–IbbvMU
Questions about Myocarditis: https://youtu.be/SDBmddt5B8g

Here is some additional information regarding the free at-home test kits that are available to order through the US Postal Service. https:// www.covidtests.gov/
Each home is eligible to order 4 free at-home COVID-19 test kits Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days

The links to order are below:
English: https://special.usps.com/testkits
Spanish: https://special.usps.com/testkits-es
Chinese: https://special.usps.com/testkits-zh


The tests available for order:
– Are rapid antigen at-home tests, not PCR Can be taken anywhere
– Give results within 30 minutes (no lab drop-off required)
– Work whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms
– Work whether or not you are up to date on your COVID-19 vaccines
– Are also referred to self-tests or over-the-counter (OTC) tests
– These at-home COVID-19 tests can be an important supplement to the testing offered by your
healthcare provider, local pharmacy, and community testing sites. Some information specific for
San Mateo County is summarized here: https://www.smcgov.org/landing-page/covid-testing and
https:// covid19.ca.gov/get-tested/. FAQs about this testing program is here:


Stop the spread

Wearing a face covering in public and following social distancing guidelines are required in San Mateo County by order of the Health Officer.  Other key behaviors we must all continue to practice are outlined in the Health Officer’s Statements.

The state has recently updated its guidance on private gatherings and face coverings.

For local resources for businesses, tenants, and other community support, click here.

COVID-19 Testing

For COVID-19 testing, check with your health care provider or see resources here.

The COVID-19 Vaccine

CA announces vaccine eligibility expansion starting in April:
  • The State of California has announced plans to expand vaccine eligibility to people 50 years and older starting April 1, and to people 16 years and older starting April 15.

CA is currently providing COVID-19 vaccine appointments to:

  • Everyone 12 and older is eligible to get the Covid-19 vaccine.If you are looking for a vaccine appointment, please keep checking the websites and calling the contact numbers below.

Kaiser : kp.org/covidvaccine

COVID Vaccine InfoLine at at 1‑855‑550‑0951

Stanford Health : 650-498-9000

Sutter / PAMF :  www.sutterhealth.org/covid-vaccine

1-844 987-6115

Veterans : 650-496-2535

Want to find out if it’s your turn to get the vaccine? Visit myturn.gov

San Mateo County Updates smchealth.org/vaccinesignup.

Detailed vaccination information for San Mateo County is here.

Kaiser Permanente

Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Stanford Healthcare

If you are a Kaiser member over 65 or a healthcare worker, call 866-454-8855 to schedule an appointment or log on to My Doctor Online. PAMF is scheduling vaccination appointments through My Health Online or MyHealth for: Health care workers and Individuals 65+. Standford is scheduling vaccination appointments through My Health Online or MyHealth for: Health care workers and Individuals 65+.

San Mateo Medical Center & Clinics

Patients of San Mateo Medical Center’s clinics can click here for the latest information on how to get a vaccine when you meet the state’s criteria. Patients who are over the age of 75 will be contacted by their primary care clinic as soon as the vaccine is available. Updates will be posted on the SMMC website.

Uninsured Residents

For residents without health insurance but who do have a health care provider (including patients at San Mateo Medical Center), please contact your health care provider.

For residents who do not have a provider and would like to enroll in a health plan, please click here. Health insurance is available regardless of immigration status, through a combination of Federal, State, and County programs. Call (650) 616-2002 to speak to an enrollment counselor.


Veterans need to be enrolled with the VA in order to receive the vaccine. The VA Palo Alto is offering the Pfizer Vaccine to any VA Health Care Eligible Veteran who is 75 or older. Appointments are required (No Walk-ins). Veterans 75+ are asked to call the scheduling line at 650-496-2535 to secure an appointment.

The following links provide additional information:

Veterans can stay informed by signing up for updates here

COVID-19 Vaccine Sites & Eligibility

  • Walgreens will give shots in store for essential workers starting March 15.

Please check the link below for scheduling.

  • https://www.chinesehospital-sf.org/covid-19-vaccine

Transportation to Vaccination Sites

SamTrans to Provide Free Rides to Vaccination Sites in San Mateo County

Beginning this Thursday, SamTrans will provide free bus rides on existing service to coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination sites for people living or working within San Mateo County.

Since the onset of the pandemic, SamTrans has helped ensure essential workers and transit-dependent riders can remain mobile and get where they need to go, including providing free fares to individuals for most of 2020.

For people interested in the free bus ride, passengers going to a vaccination site must let the bus operator know as soon as they board the bus and show proof of the vaccine appointment or a vaccination card. Fare payment to vaccination sites will not be required until further notice. Redi-Wheels and Redi-Coast paratransit services will also offer eligible participants free rides to and from vaccination sites. Riders need to indicate while booking their reservation that the trip is for the purpose of a COVID-19 vaccination. Staff will then alert the driver that the rider is not required to pay the fare.


For questions, assistance, and up-to-date information regarding COVID-19, please call the statewide hotline at (833) 544-2374You may also call 2-1-1 or text “coronavirus” to 211211 at any time for updates.

For information regarding the number of cases, hospitalizations, and tests administered in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, please refer to the San Mateo County COVID-19 Data Dashboard  and Santa Clara County COVID-19 Data Dashboard 

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