July 30, 2020
  • Redwood City – The County of San Mateo continues to work to protect public health and safety in response to the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19.

    The County of San Mateo’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) remains open to coordinate countywide response and communications in response to the situation. The EOC’s Joint Information Center will provide status reports every Tuesday and Thursday until further notice. Today’s report:

    San Mateo County Added to State’s COVID-19 Monitoring List

    On Wednesday, July 29, 2020, San Mateo County was added to the state’s monitoring list, due to an increase in the rate of COVID-19 cases in the county. If the county exceeds the state’s case rate threshold for three consecutive days, certain industries and activities will be required to cease operations beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, unless they can be modified to operate outside or by pick-up. 

    During the first three days, as long as it remains on the list, the county will be involved in active engagement with the state while the case rate is closely monitored. The county’s case rate today, based on a 14-day rolling average, is 110.4 positive cases per 100,000 of population. The state’s threshold for inclusion on the monitoring list is a case rate of 100. 

    Read the entire news release: https://www.smcgov.org/news/san-mateo-county-added-states-covid-19-monitoring-list-preparing-potential-additional-business

    County Manager’s Media Briefing on YouTube

    The July 22, 2020, media briefing on the County of San Mateo’s response to COVID-19 hosted by San Mateo County Manager Mike Callagy can be viewed at https://youtu.be/tOGYMjVLLgQ

    Subscribe to the County’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/sanmateocountygov

    COVID-19 Testing Available Aug. 3-7

    San Mateo County’s no-cost COVID-19 testing is available without restriction to anyone. Because only 500 tests are allocated each day, it is advisable to schedule an appointment with testing provider Verily/Project Baseline, at https://bit.ly/2xk73OL  

    If you don’t have access to the internet, there may be a volunteer on site who can assist you.  The following locations are open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.:

    San Mateo: Aug. 3

    San Mateo County Event Center

    1346 Saratoga Drive


    Half Moon Bay: Aug. 4

    Cunha Intermediate School

    600 Church Street


    San Bruno: Aug. 5

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

    975 Sneath Lane


    North Fair Oaks: Aug. 6 & 7

    Everest High School

    455 Fifth Avenue

    Find the complete calendar and valuable testing information at: https://www.smcgov.org/covid-19-testing

    San Mateo County COVID-19 Cases

    San Mateo County Health has updated the number of positive cases to 5,398 as of 

    July 29, 2020. 

    County Health provides detailed information on cases by age group and date and deaths by age group. Learn more at https://www.smchealth.org/coronavirus

    Call Center

    Residents with non-medical, non-emergency questions about the coronavirus can call 211 or 800-273-6222 at any time, day or night. Callers from landlines and cellular telephones located within San Mateo County are connected with a trained service professional from 211, a confidential service available in 180 languages.

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