City of San Carlos responds to risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Click here for up to date information and resources. 

City Closures and Suspensions

Due to the growing concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19), San Mateo County Health has recommended that residents shelter in place and all non-essential functions be cancelled through April 7. In an abundance of caution, City of San Carlos will be taking the following actions, which will be reviewed every two weeks until the virus is no longer a threat.

Facility Closures:

  • San Carlos City Hall
  • San Carlos Library
  • Adult Community Center (ACC)
  • Youth Center
  • Playgrounds and public restrooms
  • Neighborhood parks including San Carlos Ave, Cedar, Hillcrest Circle
  • City Hall Dog Park 

Programming and Event Cancellations:

  • All non-essential commission meetings and subcommittee meetings
  • All private events in City facilities through April
  • Farmers Market through April 7
  • All recreation program services
  • All youth and adult organized sport leagues
  • Fire Department’s Public Education Events 
  • Earth Day Laurel Street Clean-Up

Suspended City Services:

  • Apartment Inspection Program
  • Building Division field inspections
  • Building permits in City Hall
  • Accounts receivable billing
  • Park Maintenance Services
  • Refusal of Consent (Handbills) Registry
  • Do Not Knock (Solicitor) Registry

Online City Services Still Available: 

City Services With Delays:

  • Processing Public Records Act requests
  • Processing payments and paying bills
  • Processing Community Proclamations
  • Claims processing
  • Public meeting minutes preparation
  • Commission recruitment

The City is following all recommendations from San Mateo County Health, and remains in constant communication with both County and State health officials to monitor and respond to any coronavirus updates. At this time, the public health risk in San Mateo County is considered relatively low, and our facility closures and program cancellations are being taken as an extra precaution.

City Hall and the San Carlos Bureau of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office (located at 600 Elm Street) is open unless otherwise noted.  Some city services have been suspended or available online only. In addition, some staff are available by appointment only, please call before-hand to make an appointment at (650) 802-4100.

For the most up-to-date information regarding the coronavirus, please visit San Mateo County Health.

For questions regarding Parks & Recreation programming, please call (650) 802-4382.