Frequently Asked Questions - Highlands Recreation District and COVID-19
Which HRD Programs have been cancelled/ postponed?
Due to the Shelter-in-Place Order the HRD site remains partially closed until May 31, 2020, or until the San Mateo County order is extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended by San Mateo County Health Officer:
- All Childcare Programming (ASP, In-Crowd, and EEC)
- All Aquatics Programming (swim lessons, lap swim, recreational swim, rentals, fitness classes)
- All Enrichment classes through June 15, 2020
- CERT Fire Extinguisher Event May 30, 2020
Are the Tennis Courts Open?
As of May 15, 2020, the Tennis Courts were opened to residents by reservation.. Members of the same household may play doubles and share equipment. Singles tennis is permitted, however no shared equipment.
Is the Playground Open?
As indicated by both the San Mateo County Order and the State Order the HRD playground will remain closed until further notice.
As the Basketball Court/ Sport Court Open?
As os of May 22, 2020 the basketball court is open for members of the same household to shoot hoops, play Horse or Around the World.
Is the Swimming Pool Open?
In compliance with the County and State Order the swimming pool is closed
When Will Construction Continue?
In compliance with the County and State Orders, construction of the new restroom, ADA ramp, and deck will resume on May 4, 2020. We anticipate completion of construction in mid June.
Does HRD offer childcare for children of “Essential Workers” (owners, employees, volunteers, and contractors for “Essential Businesses”, “Essential Governmental functions”, “Outdoor Businesses”, or “Minimum Basic Operations”)?
The HRD is currently assessing both the need and feasibility of offering childcare for Essential Workers. For more information please contact the General Manager, Cathy Haas: (redacted).
Is Summer Camp Cancelled?
Summer Camps are scheduled to begin June 22, 2020. Summer programming will be dictated by local and state health guidelines as well as the Highlands Recreation District Board of Directors and the San Mateo Foster City School District calendar. The District will monitor and implement all health and safety protocols and will not operate programs unless we believe we can comply with all health guidelines for the safety of participants, staff, and the community at large. The size, scale, and scope of these programs will be determined by recommendations from health officials and licensing guidelines. If we cancel summer camps, full refunds will be provided.
When will Swim Team resume?
HRD staff are working with local and state public health agencies and county officials to determine safe operating procedures of public pools. Once the opening date for Swim Team has been determined we will share policies and procedures with the community.
When will ASP and In-Crowd resume?
The District is planning on resuming the ASP program in the fall when Highlands Elementary School resumes, the current start date is August 12, 2020. Should the Highlands School District Calendar change, HRD will adapt its operations accordingly. The size, scale, and scope of ASP and In-Crowd will be determined by recommendations from health officials and licensing guidelines.
When will EEC resume?
We are planning on resuming the EEC Pre-School Program after the Shelter-in-Place Order is lifted. We will monitor and implement all health and safety protocols and will not operate the pre-school unless we believe we can comply with all health guidelines for the safety of participants, staff, and community at large. The size, scale, and scope of the preschool program will be determined by recommendations from health officials and licensing guidelines.
When do you plan on opening the full site?
We are hopeful that the full HRD site will reopen at the conclusion of the revised Order on June 1, 2020. The District plans to open as much of the site as is feasible and consistent with any health guidelines or orders. All programming will comply with local, state, and federal guidelines; therefore, the size and scope of programs may be adjusted accordingly.