The City of San Bruno and the San Bruno Community Foundation have assembled resources to help community members in need of assistance during the COVID-19 crisis.
This information is not intended to be a comprehensive list and will be updated as new information becomes available.
COVID-19 Public Call Center
Call 211 for non-emergency, non-medical questions; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
No-cost PCR COVID-19 testing is available through the County of San Mateo. Learn more about locations, dates and times.
County health officials recommend getting vaccinated, as vaccination is the most important tool to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Visit the My Turn website to find a local vaccination clinic or pharmacy.
- Your primary care physician may also have more information too, so check back often.
- Appointments are recommended but may not be required at some locations when getting your vaccination. Please check ahead of arrival!
- Basic Needs
- Employment Assistance
- Eviction Assistance
- Neighbor to Neighbor Assistance
- Health (Mental & Physical) Services
- Child Care Support
San Mateo School County School Closure Meal Sites
Any child or family with children 18 and under may pick up meals for the children during COVID-19 school closures. Second Harvest Silicon Valley manages a list of school food locations in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Meals are also being provided at San Bruno Park School District schools.
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley (SHFB)
SHFB offers food at various locations throughout San Mateo County. Call 800-984-3663 for more information.
YMCA Community Resource Center
YMCA is the Core Service Agency for San Bruno, providing various services including referrals to homeless shelters, rent and utility assistance, and food programs.
Apply for Emergency Financial Assistance (based on eligibility criteria and funding availability) to help pay for:
- Housing assistance, such as deposits, rent or mortgage payments
- Late utility bills or deposits
- Transportation assistance
- Other essential needs, such as medical expenses
It is recommended that you call the YMCA at 650-276-4101 before visiting in person.
Assistance and guidance is available for businesses and workers impacted by COVID-19. Review information and resources to help you and your business during this challenging time:
- San Mateo County Economic Development Association (SAMCEDA)
- U.S. Small Business Administration
Wondering if a San Bruno business is open? The San Bruno Chamber of Commerce is working on sharing resources with the community. If you would like to report that your business is open, please share details about your business by submitting an online form.
During 2020, in response to the hardships many in our community are facing due to the economic impacts of COVID-19 and the Shelter at Home Order, the Governor and Legislature worked together to pass AB 3088 which provides relief through January 31, 2021, for tenants experiencing COVID-19-related financial distress.
Due to the ongoing pandemic and the substantial effect it continues to have on the economy, the Legislature passed and the Governor signed SB 91 which extends and expands the protections created by AB 3088. SB 91 extends the moratorium against evictions to June 30, 2021, extends the protections of "no cause" evictions, and makes financial assistance available to financially distressed qualifying landlords and tenants.
Helping Hands Community
Helping Hands is a non-profit organization connecting people who are most at-risk with those who can safely deliver critical items and provide various forms of assistance.
COVID-19 Non-Medical Assistance Line
If you are looking for non-medical assistance or have a non-medical COVID-19 related question, please call 2-1-1 or 800-273-6222 to be directed to the appropriate resources available to you.
American Red Cross
Virtual support is available to our community, and those who have suffered loss as a result of COVID-19. Learn more at the Virtual Family Assistance Center.
San Mateo County Behavioral Health & Recovery Services Access
Visit San Mateo County Health (SMCH) for information, resources, or an assessment and referral for mental health or substance use services. Or reach SMCH at 800-686-0101, TDD 800-943-2833.
San Mateo County Crisis Services
Access resources that can help you and the people around you in and after a mental health emergency or crisis event.
StarVista's Crisis Center
StarVista's Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Center's 24/7 Crisis Hotline and Online Teen Chatroom will remain in operation during the COVID-19 outbreak. Call the 24/7 Crisis Hotline: 650-579-0350 or 800-273-8255. Access the Online Teen Chatroom.
California Peer-Run Warm Line
The Peer-Run Warm Line is a non-emergency resource for anyone in California seeking emotional support for a wide range of concerns, including those related to:
- Interpersonal relationships
- Alcohol and drug use
Assistance is provided via phone and webchat on a nondiscriminatory basis to anyone in need. Visit the Peer-Run Warm Line online or call 855-845-7415.
CORA is dedicated to helping those affected by intimate partner abuse. From counseling, to emergency housing, to legal assistance, CORA's services are designed to provide safety, support, and healing. CORA's Emergency Shelter and core emergency services remain operative with its Crisis Line 800-300-1080 remaining the primary access point.
Child Care Coordinate Council of San Mateo County (4Cs)
4Cs offers a list of currently available sites providing child care.