San Mateo County postpones one-day homeless county due to omicron surge

San Mateo County postpones one day homeless count due to omicron surge

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Due to the ongoing surge in COVID-19 cases, the annual One Day Homeless Count in San Mateo County has been pushed back one month to Thursday, Feb. 24, from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m., officials said.

The event was originally scheduled for Jan. 27.

The good news is the postponement offers more time for volunteers to sign up (they can do so here). Those who have already registered do not need to register again. Registered volunteers will be notified about dates and times of rescheduled trainings, the County said.

“Volunteers play a critical role in gathering information to help the community understand homelessness in San Mateo County,” officials said. “Data on the number of those experiencing homelessness is a critical component for local planning and program development.”

For more information, go here.