COVID-19 Resources

  1. Mass Mutual-Deferred Compensation Program

    On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law. This newly enacted emergency legislation seeks to assist workers impacted by COVID-19 by increasing access to retirement plan account savings.

    The Deferred Compensation Advisory Committee will be meeting over the next week to discuss these provisions. More information will be sent soon!

  2. San Mateo Credit Union-Emergency Quick-Cash Loan Program

    San Mateo Credit Union in partnership with the County of San Mateo offers Short Term Emergency Loans to help with immediate cash needs.

  3. Financial Relief through San Mateo County Credit Union (SMCU)

    If you are experiencing a hardship due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SMCU can help with special financing assistance.

  4. Claremont Personal Advantage Resources

    Claremont Personal Advantage (CPA) has a COVID-19 Resource link that includes timely information, videos, articles, and webinars. Enter County of San Mateo as the organization name.

    Claremont’s Positivity Center is an online resource that incorporates Positive Psychology and mindfulness self-help techniques to improve employee well-being. Assess your current level or mindfulness here

  5. CARES ACT: Update to Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA)

    On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law. The CARES Act includes important provisions that make over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and menstrual products FSA and HSA-eligible expenses without a prescription.

    These changes are effective for purchases made after December 31, 2019. If you previously purchased OTC medicines or menstrual products after December 31, 2019, you can submit a request for reimbursement, along with your itemized receipt.

  6. Continue to Get the Care You Need

    As always, please contact your health care provider if you have any health concerns or questions and they will advise you on next steps and the best way to receive the care you need.

    As a Kaiser member, you have many ways to connect with your health care provider without having to leave to comforts and safety of your home:

  7. Kaiser Permanente and Blue Shield of California Waive Cost-Sharing for COVID-19 Testing & Treatment

    Both carriers announced they will be waiving all member costs for physician prescribed COVID-19 testing, Kaiser Permanente and Blue Shield of California also announced that copays, coinsurance, and deductibles for COVID-19 treatments are also waived.

    This waiver applies to treatment or services received:

    From Kaiser Permanente beginning April 1 to May 31,2020
    From Blue Shield of California beginning March 1 to May 31, 2020

    For more carrier-specific COVID-19 information:

  8. HR Services during COVID-19 Pandemic

    The HR Department is committed to serving those who serve our community and will continue to be available for your essential human resources needs during the COVID-19 Pandemic. HR’s Office will be closed to the public and employees March 17-May 3. Vital services will continue to offered 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday-Thursday) by phone/email/online.

  9. COVID-19 Employee Benefits Information

    Information about COVID-19 from our Benefit Providers

  10. Aerosol Transmissible Diseases Exposure Control Plan

    The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (CAL-OSHA) and Title 8 California Code of Regulations requires mandatory skin testing of employees working in high risk work environments. CAL-OSHA Tuberculosis Guidelines requires surveillance including annual skin testing to prevent the spread of infectious TB.