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Mar 02

San Mateo County Health Officer issues guidance about coronavirus and COVID-19

Posted on March 2, 2020 at 5:25 pm by Clay Curtin

San Mateo County Health continues to work with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local partners to manage testing and monitoring of persons who have been exposed to COVID-19. Nevertheless, its focus is changing from a containment strategy to one of community mitigation—taking steps to lessen the impact of the disease. County Health and its public and private partners are increasing their ability to respond and are planning for a sustained response to COVID-19. Individuals, schools, business and all other sectors of our community should take immediate steps to be prepared.

San Mateo County Health continues to advise that the steps to prevent the spread of flu will also guard against the spread of COVID-19: cover your cough and sneeze, wash your hands frequently, avoid shaking hands and touching your face with unwashed hands, and if you are not feeling well or are experiencing cold, flu, or other symptoms, contact your primary care provider and stay home from school or work.

Learn more and read the full statement from San Mateo County Health Officer Scott Morrow, MD, MPH on the San Mateo Health coronavirus webpage at

Visit the City's coronavirus webpage at