San Mateo County is aligning with the state's guidance on indoor masking and will not add local health orders to guidelines on masking in schools.

San Mateo County readies for possible move to yellow tier on May 4

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San Mateo County announced today that it could potentially move to the yellow tier of California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy Tues., May 4 if key metrics continue to be met. The yellow tier is the state’s most lenient category, under which most indoor business operations are open with some modifications.

According to the County, as of Mon., April 20, it recorded 3.9 new COVID-19 cases per day per 100,000 of the population with an adjusted case rate, per testing, of 2.0. Additionally, the County recorded a 0.9 percent positivity rate over seven days and a 1.4 percent positivity rate in neighborhoods that have been the most impacted by the virus.

For info regarding the California Department of Public Health’s monitoring and tier assignment metrics, click here.

Photo courtesy of San Mateo County Health