The City of San Mateo Moves Back to the Red Tier!

Since November 17, 2020, The City of San Mateo has moved backwards on California’s reopening tier system. Following an increase in Covid-19 cases, Governor Newsom announced that San Mateo County would move from Orange (moderate) to Red (substantial), a more restrictive tier.

This set back on the State’s reopening tier affects a wide sector of businesses and adds urgency to follow health guidelines requiring businesses to once again revisit their current business operations once again to align with the state’s tier specific requirements. Starting today the following business can only operate as follows:

  • Restaurants indoors (max 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer)
  • All retail indoors (max 50% capacity)
  • Shopping centers, swap meets indoors (max 50% capacity, closed common areas)
  • Personal care services – hair and nail salons, barbershops (open with modifications)
  • Museums, zoos, and aquariums (max 25% capacity)
  • Places of worship (max 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer)
  • Movie theaters indoors (max 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer)
  • Gyms and fitness centers indoors (max 10% capacity)

While it is unfortunate that San Mateo has moved backwards on the State’s reopening tier system, it is critical that businesses have proper Covid-19 protocols and policies in place to limit the spread of Covid-19 as cases continue to rise. To learn more about your County or City’s specific Covid-19 requirements or to discuss how to implement proper Covid-19 policies in the workplace, contact the Employer Lawyers at Chauvel & Glatt.

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