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Covid-19 Update: San Mateo County is added to the State’s Watchlist

On July 29, 2020, San Mateo County (“County”) was the last Bay Area County to be added to California’s Covid-19 watch list. Despite the County’s early success to flatten the Covid-19 curve, the County was added to the list as Covid-19 cases have elevated significantly and currently supersede the State’s threshold.

If the County remains on the watch list for three consecutive days a slew of business will be required to close down once again, unless their work can be performed outside. The business set to close, if the County remains on the list for 3 consecutive days, will include gyms and fitness centers, places of worship, non-critical offices, nail and hair salons, and shopping malls, just to name a few. These restrictions would take effect at 12:01 am on Saturday, August 1st.

While it is discouraging that many businesses may be required to close once again, it is important to stay up to date with, and follow, local and state mandates to ensure the health and safety of your employees and clients.

For questions about how California’s Covid-19 watch list will affect your business and employees, please contact the Employer Lawyers at Chauvel & Glatt.


The material in this article, provided by Chauvel & Glatt, is designed to provide informative and current information as of the date of the post. It should not be considered, nor is it intended to constitute, legal advice or promise similar outcomes.  For information on your particular circumstances, please contact Chauvel & Glatt at 650-573-9500.


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