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San Mateo Moves into the Yellow Tier!

Effective today, May 12, 2021, San Mateo County has moved to the least restrictive, Yellow Tier, in the State’s reopening plan, joining San Francisco as the second Bay Area County to make the move to the Yellow Tier.

Now, businesses in San Mateo County will have the opportunity to expand their business operations, as this move will now allow increased capacity at restaurants (50% maximum capacity), gyms, movies, indoor businesses, and more. Offices and non-essential businesses can open indoors with modifications as well.  One significant change with this move to the Yellow Tier is that bars that do not sell food can now reopen indoors at a 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer. As for outdoor gatherings, the maximum is 100 people while indoor gatherings are still discouraged, but allowed with modifications at 50% capacity or 50 people, whichever is fewer.

While this move is great for all businesses and employers in San Mateo County, it is important that you have the proper Covid-19 policies and procedures in place to ensure that you keep your employees safe as well as your customers/clients/patrons.  To learn more about what the move to the Yellow Tier means for your business, what modifications are needed to help you reopen, or to discuss your return to in-office operations once again, please contact the Employer Lawyers at Chauvel & Glatt.


This 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.  For information on your particular circumstances, please contact Chauvel & Glatt at 650-573-9500.


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