Bay Area Health Officers Support Full In-person School this Fall; Free County Fair Admission With On-Site Vaccination; County to Align with State: Update on County Response to COVID-19

June 3, 2021
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 Thursday until further notice. Today’s report:

Bay Area Health Officers Support Full In-person School this Fall
A coalition of Bay Area health officers issued a statement today supporting the opening of California schools for full time in-person instruction for all grades in the fall of 2021.

The lack of in-person learning has disrupted education, weakened the social supports provided by school communities, negatively impacted mental health, and prevented participation in the rituals and shared milestones that tie our communities together, according to the statement.

“Students, parents, teachers, coaches – and their families – deserve our thanks for the considerable sacrifices they have made,” said Dr. Scott Morrow, San Mateo County health officer. “It’s time to move past the remote-learning model and back to the full range of learning and support that our educational communities provide.”

The full statement is available here.

Watch the today’s news conference by the health officers.

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