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

San Mateo County moves to Orange tier

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COVID-19 restrictions will further ease in San Mateo County starting Wednesday, as the county is set to move into the less restrictive “Orange” tier of the state’s four-tier color-coded reopening plan.

In the Orange tier, indoor shopping malls can operate at full capacity with modifications, while dine-in restaurants (including mall food courts), places of worship and movie theaters can open at 50 percent capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer.

Also, indoor museums can open at 50 percent capacity; offices for non-essential businesses can open indoors with modifications, although remote working remains encouraged; bars and breweries where no meals are provided can open outdoors with modifications; gyms and fitness centers can open indoors at 25 percent capacity; indoor pools can open; and family entertainment centers can open indoors at 25 percent capacity.

Small private gatherings of no more than three separate households meeting for two hours or less are allowed under the Orange tier.

Moving to the Orange Tier means San Mateo County has advanced from a “substantial” risk level for COVID-19 to a “moderate” risk level. The County has a test positivity rate of 1.6 percent per 100,000 population, an adjusted case rate of 3.0 percent per 100,000 population and a health equity test positivity rate of 3.7 percent per 100,000 population, the County said.

For more information, visit state’s Industry Guidance website.