San Mateo County Avoids Stricter Shutdowns Ordered Elsewhere
July 13, 2020
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    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Gov. Gavin Newsom today ordered a sweeping shutdown of indoor dining, movie theaters, family entertainment centers and additional indoor operations in all counties, including San Mateo County, amid a statewide spike on COVID-19 cases.

    “Governor Newsom’s measures further emphasize the need for all of us to do our part in stopping the spread of COVID-19,” said Dr. Scott Morrow, San Mateo County Health Officer. “That means wearing a face covering, maintaining social distancing, and limiting our activities. It’s up to us to determine our future.”

    The following must close statewide – including in San Mateo County – under the governor’s emergency order:

    • Dine-in restaurants (indoor)
    • Wineries and tasting rooms (indoor)
    • Movie theaters (indoors)
    • Family entertainment centers (indoors)
    • Zoos and museums (indoors)
    • Cardrooms (indoors)
    • Brewpubs, breweries, bars and pubs (indoor and outdoor)

    Outside dining is still allowed.

    As of Sunday, San Mateo County Health reported a total of 4,045 cases of COVID-19. The county experienced a record 108 new cases on Friday, July 10, 2020. surpassing the previous one-day record of 90 set Friday, July 3, 2020.

    The County’s rolling seven-day positivity rate stands at 4.9 percent, below the state average of 7.7 percent.

    Newsom ordered further restrictions in 30 other counties on the state’s COVID-19 “watch list” – forcing the closure of gyms, churches, hair salons, malls and other businesses.

    San Mateo County – so far – is not on the watch list and avoids those additional rollbacks.

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