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COVID-19 Requirements & Resources


10/6/22 UPDATE: 

Visit for a monthly community update from County Health Chief Louise Rogers. Information on current health orders, vaccination, and testing can also be found here. 

8/3/2021 UPDATE: Face Coverings Required as of August 3

Everyone must wear a face-covering inside, according to San Mateo County’s Health Order effective August 3. A face covering sign is available for businesses to display at storefronts.

6/15/21 UPDATE: California and San Mateo County Reopen June 15

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Effective June 15, 2021, at 12:01 a.m., California fully reopens the economy and the State is moving beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. San Mateo County fully aligns with all State COVID-19 health and safety guidelines and has no plans to impose separate guidance.


Capacity and Social Distancing
– There are no longer capacity or social distancing requirements for most businesses and public settings.

Masks – Fully vaccinated people may stop wearing masks indoors and outdoors with the following exceptions:

  • On public transit (buses, ride-shares, taxis, airplanes, trains, ferries). 
  • Indoors in K-12 schools, child care, and other youth settings.
  • Health care settings and long-term care facilities.
  • Correctional facilities and detention centers.
  • Homeless shelters, emergency shelters, and cooling centers.
  • Businesses, public agencies, and other organizations may still require masks for both employees and the public. Employers are subject to the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) or in some workplaces, the Cal/OSHA Aerosol Transmissible Diseases (ATD) Standard. Employers should consult these regulations for additional applicable requirements.

Mega Events

  • Defined as large crowds greater than 5,000 attendees (indoors) and 10,000 attendees (outdoors).
  • Vaccine verification/negative testing
    • Required for indoor mega events.
    • Recommended for outdoor mega events.
    • Requirements and recommendations for vaccine verification/negative testing will be effective June 15, 2021, through October 1, 2021.
    • Attendees must follow CDPH Guidance for Face Coverings.

For more information on San Mateo County and the State reopening, please read the County’s June 14, 2021 press release.

6/3/2021: Free Personal Protective Equipment for Small Businesses and Non-Profits

Click here for more information and to apply


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The office is open Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

*On-site, in-person consultations are not being scheduled at this time. 

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