June 4, 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 daily status reports Monday through Friday until further notice. Today’s report:

    San Mateo County Shelter in Place Order Modifications Allow Outdoor Dining, Charter Boats

    San Mateo County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow today revised the shelter in place order to allow outdoor dining and charter boat operations with safety measures and other restrictions to ensure social distancing. It also amends the guidelines for funerals.

    The order goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, June 6, 2020.

    Restaurants and other food facilities that are licensed to provide sit-down service may now offer outdoor service in accordance with local laws, regulations, permitting and state guidelines.

    Outdoor service, tables must be arranged to ensure that no customer is sitting within six feet of any other customer at a separate table and no more than six customers are allowed at single table. Tables should be comprised of people from the same household. Bar areas must remain closed.

    Facilities open for outdoor dining must offer service alternatives, such as curbside pickup, take away or delivery.

    Charter boat operations must abide by social distancing and safety measures, including spacing. rod holders at least six feet apart and not allowing equipment to be shared Restrooms must provide hand sanitizer, soap and water and they must be sanitized after each use. 

    The new order also permits indoor funerals with up to 10 individuals present. Outdoor funerals are limited to 25 or fewer attendees.

    Read the order https://bit.ly/2Yg6b7t

    See Frequently Asked Questions about the interpretation and implementation of the order https://www.smcgov.org/shelter-place-faqs

    San Mateo County COVID-19 Cases

    San Mateo County Health has updated the number of positive cases to 2,244 as of June 3, 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 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.