Burlingame, California

N95 Respirators

Who is eligible:
  • Anyone with job duties that require wearing a respirator (no change to the PPE requirement or where you get this)
  • Anyone who is unvaccinated
  • Certain individuals who are covered by the Cal/OSHA waiver of quarantine/isolation requirements - currently this is certain individuals in the Police Department, and Corp Yard water and sewer divisions.
Where to get one:
  • Your department will supply them if your job requires it
  • Your department may have a supply already
  • Your department Safety Coordinator 
    • Rich Holtz, Rick Horne, Mirene Benitez, Bob Boll, Rachel Norwitt, Kevin Dawdy, Nicole Houghton, Sidney Poland
How to fit one properly:
Things to be aware of:
  • Facial hair can interfere with the seal of an N95
  • An N95 respirator provides greater protection from COVID-19 than a face covering or mask
  • N95s and more protective respirators protect the users from airborne disease, while face coverings primarily protect people around the user
  • Someone wearing an N95 when exposed to COVID is not considered a Close Contact
  • N95s only work if you wear them properly!

Burlingame Organizational Compass


Community Service

Community service that is responsive to and meets the needs of the public by:
  • Being dedicated to the community we serve
  • Involving and understanding our community
  • Anticipating and adapting to the changing needs of our citizens

Ethical Organization

Ethical organization that interacts with the public and each other in an honest and professional manner by:
  • Treating people with respect and dignity
  • Taking responsibility for our decisions, statements and actions to the organization and community
  • Dealing with differences and conflicts in a professional, respectful and authentic fashion

One Organization

One organization that fosters positive relationships and teamwork by:
  • Being part of the solution
  • Crating and maintaining constructive relationships while respecting individual contributions
  • Focusing on the issues and needs of the organization and community
  • Encouraging behavior that builds confidence and self-esteem
  • Emphasizing self-initiative, sonstant improvement and employee involvement

Positive Leadership

Positive leadership that is nurturing and forward-thinking by:
  • Recognizing the leadership role all employees play in the community
  • Encouraging innovation and creativity
  • Leading by example
  • Being supportive, humanistic and compassionate