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Posted on: July 13, 2020

7/13/2020 - Governor orders statewide changes as COVID-19 cases spike

Governor Gavin Newsom announced a statewide rollback of reopening measures including indoor dining, movie theaters, family entertainment centers and additional indoor operations in all counties, including San Mateo County, amid a statewide spike of COVID-19 cases. To view the Governor’s order and the State’s watch list, please visit

“Governor Newsom’s measures further emphasize the need for all of us to do our part in stopping the spread of COVID-19,” said Dr. Scott Morrow, San Mateo County Health Officer. “That means wearing a face covering, maintaining social distancing and limiting our activities. It’s up to us to determine our future.”

The following must close immediately statewide – including in San Mateo County:

  • Indoor dining at restaurants (outdoor dining is allowed) 
  • Wineries and tasting rooms (indoors)
  • Movie theaters (indoors)
  • Family entertainment centers. For example: bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages and arcades (indoors)
  • Zoos and museums (indoors)
  • Cardrooms (indoors)
  • Bars, brewpubs, breweries and pubs must close all operations (both indoors and outdoors)

Outside dining is still allowed.

As of Sunday, July 12, San Mateo County Health reported 4,045 COVID-19 cases and the county experienced a record 108 new cases Friday, July 10, 2020, surpassing the previous one-day record of 90 set Friday, July 3, 2020. The County’s rolling seven-day positivity rate stands at 4.9 percent, below the state average of 7.7 percent. COVID-19 case data are available on the San Mateo County Health dashboard.

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