Family planning for disasters

Fun Ways for Families to Practice Safety

Running out of things to keep yourself and your family occupied during the pandemic? You can use this time to learn how to use Zello, operate a walkie-talkie and explore Ready.gov’s family activities, which are fun and will also prove valuable during a disaster. In addition to providing comprehensive emergency prepared information, Ready.gov has a “Ready Kids” section…

Burlingame teens and seniors connect

Burlingame teens are invited to become “Grand-Friends” to local seniors and help create an Intergenerational Cookbook filled with treasured recipes. The project, led by volunteers with the Burlingame Collaborative, is designed to reduce isolation and build new connections between generations. Local teens representing Burlingame schools and the Burlingame Youth Advisory Committee will be matched with seniors who are current or…

Document safety tips offered

Stepping into the Cloud – Prepare your documents for safekeeping Two experts explained how to prepare and store your documents for safekeeping during our “Stepping into the Cloud” program on March 20 on Zoom. Bryce Martens, Computer and Information Science faculty member at the College of San Mateo, discussed the security of cloud services and…

Free emergency supplies for neighborhoods

The Burlingame Neighborhood Network has distributed 21 out of 25 emergency caches that the Burlingame City Council has allocated for neighborhood groups that have a track record of engagement in emergency preparedness activities. The caches, valued at $700, are for use in neighborhoods in the event of an emergency. They are filled with emergency supplies…

Neighbors helping neighbors

It is heartening to know that Burlingame neighbors are stepping up to help one another during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Block leaders throughout the city have sent out emails to their neighbors asking people if they are willing to make check-in calls to neighbors who request them or help a neighbor obtain groceries, supplies…

Helpful resources during COVID-19 lockdown

For information from the County of San Mateo about the virus, updates from our county health officer and shelter-in-place FAQs, visit the COVID-19 page on Burlingame’s website. During the COVID-19 order to shelter in place, it’s good to know that many Burlingame businesses are still providing food, prescriptions and other supplies. The City of Burlingame…