July 14, 2020
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    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:

    Governor Orders Some Indoor Services Closed as COVID-19 Cases Soar

    Action by Gov. Gavin Newsom yesterday to shutdown indoor dining, movie theaters, family entertainment centers and additional indoor operations in all counties, including San Mateo County, came as COVID-19 cases statewide continue to grow. Bars, both indoor and out, were also ordered closed.

    “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.”

    Outdoor dining is still allowed in San Mateo County and because the County is not on the state’s COVID-19 “watch list,” gyms, churches, hair salons, malls and other businesses can remain open.

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

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

    Read full news release at https://bit.ly/2ZqnVhY

    Great Plates Delivered Extended through August 9

    San Mateo County’s Great Plates Delivered program that provides nutritious daily meals to qualified residents from participating local restaurants has been extended through Aug. 9, 2020.

    Those 65 and older, or age 60-64 at high-risk from COVID-19, are COVID-19 positive or have been exposed to COVID-19, and live alone or with another eligible adult, may be eligible to receive services.  Learn more at https://www.smcgov.org/food

    COVID-19 Testing Available in Three Locations, July 15 - 20

    San Mateo County’s free COIVD-19 testing is available without restriction to anyone although appointments are required. To schedule an appointment, visit the Verily/Project Baseline, San Mateo County’s free testing provider, 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.:

    Daly City: July 15
    Jefferson Union High School District Office
    699 Serramonte Boulevard

    East Palo Alto: July 16 & 17
    2160 Euclid Avenue

    San Mateo: July 20
    San Mateo County Event Center
    1346 Saratoga Drive

    San Mateo County COVID-19 Cases

    San Mateo County Health has updated the number of positive cases to 4,168 as of July 13, 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.