Is a face mask required when visiting a City facility?
The best way to reduce the spread of COVID-19 is to get vaccinated as well as take precautions to avoid being exposed to COVID-19.
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Everyone in California will have an opportunity to get vaccinated against COVID-19 at no cost.
- Where can I get information about prevention measures?
San Mateo County Health Department is your primary source of information for COVID-19. Please visit their website for responses to the frequently asked questions and latest updates.
San Mateo County Health Department is also working closely with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to respond to novel coronavirus and its potential impacts on the Bay Area.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends various precautionary measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.
- Where can I find out what the San Mateo County Health Officer is advising?
The latest press releases including information on updates and advisories to COVID-19 can be found on the San Mateo County Health website.
- What restrictions are in place?
Currently, San Mateo County is aligned with the State of California, you can learn about the California's SMARTER Plan at www.covid19.ca.gov/smarter.
SMARTER stands for:
- Shots – Vaccines are the most powerful weapon against hospitalization and serious illness.
- Masks – Properly worn masks with good filtration help slow the spread of COVID-19 or other respiratory viruses.
- Awareness – We will continue to stay aware of how COVID-19 is spreading, evolving variants, communicate clearly how people should protect themselves, and coordinate our state and local government response.
- Readiness – COVID-19 is not going away and we need to be ready with the tools, resources and supplies we will need to quickly respond and keep public health and the healthcare system well prepared.
- Testing – Getting the right type of tests—PCR or antigen—to where they are needed most. Testing will help California minimize the spread of COVID-19.
- Education – California will continue to work to keep schools open and children safely in classrooms for in-person instruction.
- Rx – Evolving and improving treatments will become increasingly available and critical as a tool to save lives.