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:
Board of Supervisors to Vote on State Variance
The Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting Friday to consider asking the state for a variance that would allow the County to further align with the state’s Resilience Roadmap.
The Board will meet via videoconference at 9 a.m. to vote on whether to direct President Warren Slocum to send a letter to the state supporting an attestation of County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow that the County has met readiness criteria to reopen certain sectors of the local economy.
Currently, the County does not allow dine-in restaurants, hair salons and barber shops, museums, gyms and fitness centers, and hotels for tourism and travel to open. If approved by the state, the variance would allow Dr. Morrow to issue a new health order that, when he deems appropriate, could open additional businesses with restrictions that may include social distancing, face coverings and additional health precautions.
The agenda and ways to participate in the meeting are available on the Board’s website.
More Locations Open for COVID-19 Testing through June 19
Free testing for COVID-19 is available to any resident including those without symptoms and insurance. Testing sites are located throughout the county. Appointments can be scheduled up to three days in advance, but no earlier, through Project Baseline, the state’s free testing provider in San Mateo County, at https://bit.ly/2xk73OL
The following sites are open to any resident regardless of where you live in the county from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.:
San Mateo County Event Center
1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo
June 16 & 17
Jefferson Union High School District Office
699 Serramonte Blvd., Daly City
June 18 & 19
Lewis and Joan Platt East Palo Alto Family YMCA
550 Bell St. East Palo Alto
San Mateo County COVID-19 Cases
San Mateo County Health has updated the number of positive cases to 2,494 as of June 10, 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 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.