Nuestra Casa is working closely with San Mateo County to share information about COVID-19 prevention and vaccination to the community we serve. This page is continuously updated with information provided by the County. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for regular updates, too!

Information about COVID-19

Information about COVID-19 is rapidly changing. To stay up to date on prevention and vaccination, check our list of Frequently Asked Questions regularly. You can also check our YouTube COVID Prevention & Vaccination channel for helpful information.

Housing & Other Community Resources

Nuestra Casa and its community partners continue to provide critical support to our communities. If you need housing, legal, food, or other assistance, please check our list of resources regularly.


FAQs About COVID-19

Adults and children can get a COVID-19 test at sites around San Mateo County. Appointments at ALL TEST SITES are STRONGLY encouraged as there is no guarantee you will be seen without one. For more information and to make an appointment, click here.
Wear a mask, and make sure it fits over your nose and can be secured under your chin. If you have to continually adjust your mask, it doesn’t fit properly, and you might need to find a different mask type or brand. Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Stay 6’ apart from people outside your home. Please still continue to wear masks, wash hands, and physically distance – even after being vaccinated.
Sign up for notifications about eligibility from the County here. Find out which groups are currently being vaccinated here.
You can read more details about where to get the vaccine on the San Mateo County Health Department website. COVID-19 vaccines, including their administration, are free.
COVID-19 vaccines, including their administration, are free.
If you start to feel sick with any COVID-19 symptoms, you should get a test right away. If you can, isolate yourself in a separate room from everybody else. If that’s not possible, call 2-1-1 for help and resources. You may be able to get alternative housing to quarantine through the County.


Nuestra Casa’s Food Distribution program remains an essential service during the COVID-19 crisis. We deliver food to apartment buildings and other locations in East Palo Alto and Redwood City every Wednesday and Saturday. Check our events page or follow us on Facebook and Instagram for regular updates.
Check Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto for updates on the availability of housing assistance for residents living in San Mateo County and Santa Clara County. Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County also posts regular updates on its website.
Don’t panic! The California COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act helps you stay in your home. Learn how to protect yourself from eviction here [English] or here [Spanish]. You can also watch this short video about how to protect yourself from eviction. If your landlord serves a written demand for payment with a Declaration form, sign and return the form within 15 days. Keep a copy or take a photo. You do not have to wait for the landlord to demand the rent and serve the form to you. You can find a copy of the “Declaration of COVID Financial Distress” in English and Spanish here. Do pay what you can safely afford toward your current rent, with the goal of paying at least 25% of the rent for September 2020 through June 2021 by June 30, 2021. Seek assistance if you can’t afford to pay 25% of the rent by June 20, 2021. Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County provides information about state and local rental assistance funds available after March 15, 2021 here. Do not ignore written notices or legal papers from your landlord.
Check Samaritan House for help with food, emergency housing assistance, emergency utility assistance, shelter, and other basic needs. Samaritan House also has a free medical clinic.