San Mateo County declares end of state of emergency due to COVID-19

Lots can reopen under San Mateo County’s eased health order

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San Mateo County has issued a revised health order that is effective immediately and aligns the county with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Resilience Roadmap. Now able to open or resume operations with new safety guidelines:

  • Dine-in restaurants
  • Hair salons and barber shops
  • Casinos
  • Family entertainment centers
  • Restaurants, wineries and bars
  • Zoos and museums
  • Gyms and fitness centers
  • Hotels (for tourism and individual travel)
  • Cardrooms and racetracks
  • Campgrounds and outdoor recreation

On June 19, personal services like nail salons, body waxing, and tattoo parlors can resume options after creating safety plans.

The new order limits gatherings to no more than 50 people and requires businesses to implement a social distancing protocol and written health and safety plans.

“We are moving away from opening businesses according to certain categories and instead focusing on behaviors and practices,” said San Mateo County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow. “As we ease restrictions, the power to control the spread of the virus lies with individuals and communities. Collective behavior will determine our destiny. If enough people, businesses, or organizations in the community do not follow the protective recommendations, the virus may spread with abandon.”

On Tuesday, county officials announced the state had granted its variance to fully align with California’s Resilience Roadmap on the grounds that the county has met the required benchmarks to further ease restrictions.

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