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://bit.ly/2DkWNs1
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
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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