Redwood City – As of Aug. 1 mid-day, the state has informed San Mateo County that due to being more than 3 days on the COVID monitoring list, specific indoor businesses must cease operations, unless they can be modified to operate outside or by pick-up. Beginning 12:01 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, the state order to close or move outside applies to the following businesses: 

•          Gyms and fitness centers

•          Places of worship and cultural ceremonies, like weddings and funerals

•          Offices for non-critical infrastructure sectors

•          Personal care services, like nail salons and body waxing

•          Hair salons and barbershops

•          Shopping malls

Shops that offer tattoos, piercings, and electrolysis may not be operated outdoors and must close.

Businesses should visit the state website for industry guidance:

Information about the County of San Mateo’s response to COVID-19 is at