During the current global pandemic, our lives are changing day-by-day as new information comes to light. The San Mateo Resource Conservation District (RCD) is dedicated to the health and safety of our community, workers, and the environment. To ensure the health and safety of everyone involved, we’re staying up to date on all local, state, and federal regulations and guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic and honoring the spirit and intent of those guidelines. We’re still dedicated to continuing our mission to “help people help the land”- at home- as much as possible. During this time, we are limiting the majority of field work based on regulations, guidelines, and common sense. Our goal is to have as few workers in the field as possible to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We’ve determined essential work for the RCD to be critical to supporting or providing essential services such as water, agriculture, regulatory permit requirements, emergency services, species recovery, and essential infrastructure. For allowable work, we are requiring strict adherence to best management practices designed to keep all workers and the community safe. We highly encourage anyone to stay home who feels unsafe or at-risk. 

The Field Protocol is a living document that may be updated regularly as new information becomes available. Staff, partners, and contractors are obligated to use the most recent version.

Field Protocol, updated December 4, 2020: Field Protocol in Response to Covid-19