Weekly Message ~ March 2020
Business News
Stanford Blood Center in Urgent Need of Donations
Looking for Ways to Help Your Community?

Now more than ever, patients in our community are relying on the generosity of healthy, eligible blood donors. At Stanford Blood Center (SBC), we need to collect approximately 200 units (pints) of blood per day to support all the children and adults in our community who depend on life-saving blood products for treatment. If you are able, please consider donating to help us continue to meet the needs of local patients!

We have three donor centers: 
  • Menlo Park Center: 445 Burgess Dr., Suite #100, Menlo Park
  • Mountain View Center: 515 South Dr., Suite #20, Mountain View
  • South Bay Center: 295 E. Hamilton Ave., Campbell

The 2020 Census is Happening Now!
Every 10 years, the federal government must count each and every person living in the country. It doesn’t matter what your citizenship status is, how old you are, or if you have had trouble with the law. Making sure you and your family are counted is one of the most powerful things you can do to support your community and shape your future.

The 2020 Census will ask a few simple questions about you and everyone who is or will be living with you on April 1, 2020 .

For the first time, you can choose to complete the census online, by phone, or by mail .

COVID-19 Call Center
The San Mateo Call Center at 2-1-1 continues to provide residents with answers to non-medical, non-emergency questions about the coronavirus any time, day or night. Callers from landlines and cellular phones located within San Mateo County are connected with trained service professionals. 2-1-1 is a confidential service available in 180 languages, and 24/7.
Property Tax Deadline Remains April 10
Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation the following locations will be closed to accepting property tax payments IN PERSON effective March 17, 2020 until further notice: Redwood City, South San Francisco & Half Moon Bay.

The County encourages taxpayers to pay their property taxes by mail, automated phone system, online, using the drop box located at 555 County Center, Redwood City . Once our office re-opens, taxpayers are encouraged to NOT make in person cash payments. Please use a personal check or obtain a cashier’s check or money order and mail your payment in, if possible.

You may pay online at:  tax.smcgov.org.   Or, you may call the automated phone system at (866) 220-0308 . The second installment of property taxes is due no later than Friday, April 10, 2020.

Around Menlo Park
Menlo Park Businesses with Adapted Hours During COVID-19
Due to the recent legal Orders of Shelter in Place that have been issued by California health officials, the businesses that remain open include : restaurants for take-out service or delivery, grocery stores, homeless shelters, social services, pharmacies, child care facilities, gas stations, banks, laundry businesses and services necessary for maintaining the safety, sanitation and essential operation of a residence.

We have created a list of Menlo Park restaurants with take-out service or delivery, and grocery stores that have adapted services during COVID-19 so you can continue to support local businesses through this health crisis! View the list here!

SBA to Provide Small Businesses Disaster Assistance Loans
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to California small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus. Applications can be modified and adjusted after submittal. The deadline to apply for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan is December 16, 2020 .

Members at Work
Amici’s March Deal
20% OFF Items of the Month at Amici's East Coast Pizzeria!

Enjoy 20% off Amici's items of the month:
Trentino Pizza & Primavera Pasta

Offer valid on pick-up & delivery orders during the month of
March via amicis.com. Use 'MAR20' at checkout.

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