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Updates from Town 3/19: Housekeepers/Gardeners, Town Recreational Fields and Volunteers

Post Date:03/19/2020 5:30 PM


The County of San Mateo is currently ordering all people to Shelter in Place. Please stay at home unless you have an essential need but do get out with your loved ones or your family to take a walk and get some fresh air. Please make sure to keep your six-foot social distancing with anyone outside your household while on trails.


1.Housekeepers/Gardeners - Many of you have requested information on continuing to have housekeepers and gardeners come to your homes/properties. Housekeepers are not considered essential services per the County’s order, and as they work indoors, the risk of COVID-19 transmission is high. Housekeepers should be asked to stay home during the County’s order. Gardeners are also not considered essential services under the order. While it is true their duties are outdoors, transmission is a risk for gardening crews. Per the County’s interpretation, we ask that you contact your gardeners and ask them to stay home during the order. Life/safety vegetation work can continue, such as tree removal. For those of you who can continue to support your housekeepers and gardeners during this challenging time, we ask that you consider doing so.


2. Town’s Recreational Fields – while we welcome families using our fields during the order, please observe the prohibition on gatherings for non-family members on the Town’s fields. There are to be no pick-up games or any other activities with shared equipment or where a minimum of six feet of social distancing cannot be maintained. 


3. Volunteers for High-Risk Community Member Assistance – If you are in a vulnerable or high-risk population (or know someone who is), and are seeking assistance, please contact Woodside Fire at 650 851-1594. Please ask for Selena. Volunteers are available to help with essential needs.


We are all in this together. Remember if you do need to go outside, do not congregate in groups. It does not matter if you are young or you are old, we are all vulnerable to getting and passing on the virus. Do your part and help your family and community stay healthy.

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