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City closures to protect community and employee health

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Redwood City is taking precautions this week by shutting down some of its services and closing some offices as COVID-19 cases across the country and county continue to rise. 

“We know that many people traveled over the holidays, visiting friends and family members,” said City Manager Melissa Stevenson Diaz. “We believe we may experience rising COVID-19 cases among community members and employees in the next two weeks and are taking steps to protect employee and community health during this latest surge.”

According to state-reported data in the last week, positive cases of COVID-19 have increased in the past two weeks. These numbers may not include positive tests that are self-administered with at-home test kits. With that in mind and the rapid increase in community transmission in the Bay Area, including San Mateo County the City is taking several steps to ensure the health and safety of our community.

Beginning Monday, the following will be in effect:

City Hall Departments

City Hall will be closed to the public through the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (January 3 – 17). Virtual services will continue to be offered to the greatest extent possible.

Library

The current in-person library hours will continue. No more than 25% of the building will be occupied at a time, observing our current restrictions and other safety practices.

Parks, Recreation and Community Services

Indoor gym use will be closed through January 17, and private rentals will not be allowed at any of our facilities, as is our current practice. All classes/programs managed by the City will continue with current indoor masking requirements and small group enrollments.

Please visit www.redwoodcity.org/reimagined for more information or call (650) 780-7000. Residents and customers may also visit MyRWC at www.redwoodcity.org/MyRWC to access services available online 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.  

For information on vaccination clinics, including boosters, or where to get a COVID-19 test, please visit www.smchealth.org/coronavirus.