AT A GLANCE: Providing the key information to help you navigate the novel coronavirus pandemic in San Mateo County – Updated 4/28/21. Click on SOURCE for more information about each category.


Orange Tier


Health & Emergencies


Vaccine Rollout

Click link for vaccination information.

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COVID-19 Testing Sites


Food Banks

Click here for list of county food distribution locations.

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Social Services

Click link for list of social services and resources.

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Shelter-In-Place Order


Schools

Distance and in-person learning in effect. All schools with approved plans can now begin to reopen for in-person instruction once a COVID-19 Safety Plan is approved.

California Department of Public Health’s updated guidance available here.

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Libraries

San Mateo County Library branches open for curbside pickup (walk-up and appointment). In-library services (including computer and printing access, browsing and checking out items, and Wi-Fi access) resumed.

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Movie Theaters

Open indoors at max 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer. Capacity may increase to 37.5% if all guests show proof of negative test or full vaccination.

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Gyms

Can open indoors at 25% capacity. Capacity may increase to 37.5% if all guests show proof of negative test or full vaccination.

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Personal Care Services

May open indoors with modifications. This includes: nail salons, tattoo parlors, estheticians, body waxing studios, massage studios, piercing shops, and skin care services. Hair salons and barbershops may also open indoors with their own modifications.

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Restaurants

Indoor dining allowed at max 50% capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer. Wineries, distilleries and breweries that do not serve food may open indoors at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer. Capacity may increase if all guests show proof of negative test or full vaccination. Bars that do not serve food can open outdoors.

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Parks

Most county parks and playgrounds are open. View county park advisories here. Most Mid-Peninsula trails are open. View trail conditions here.

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Religious Services

As of April 13, places of worship are allowed to hold cultural, religious and worship services indoors and outdoors at full capacity. State officials suggest capping services and events at 50 percent capacity.

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Public Transportation

Face coverings and physical distancing required onboard and at stops. For SamTrans, additional routes restored plus fare collection and front-door boarding resumed. Exit through rear doors when possible.
Check Caltrain and BART websites for updates.

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Government Services


Courts

Reduced service and limited hearings. Persons entering courtroom must wear a face mask, practice physical distancing and check in with staff.

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City Buildings

Conduct business or access services online or by phone where possible. Vital services provided with reduced contact and social distancing.

Available online: paying property taxes,order vital records

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Evictions

Statewide eviction ban in effect through Jun. 30 for qualifying residential tenants who could not pay rent due to COVID-19 related hardship. Tenant must sign a declaration of COVID-19 hardship and by June 30 pay 25% of the rent due between Sep. 1, 2020 through Jun. 30, 2021.

Rent relief application for eligible landlords and tenants available online.

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DMV

New appointments for behind-the-wheel tests will be available once all previously postponed tests have been rescheduled.

DMV offices open for customers with other needs but online visits encouraged. Visit dmv.ca.gov/online for information on online services. Face coverings and social distancing required for in-person visits.

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