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Read the latest Special eNews regarding the States Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
Governor Newsom announced today a new blueprint for reducing COVID-19 with revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on businesses and activities. This new framework, entitled Blueprint for a Safer Economy, is effective as of Monday, August 31, 2020.
San Mateo County is currently in the Purple tier. Beginning Monday, hair salons and barbershops will be allowed to operate indoors in San Mateo County. Additionally, some businesses and activities with modifications such as all retail and shopping centers can open at a maximum 25 percent capacity.
Together we can help San Mateo County move further into reopening. Remember to wear face coverings when in public, wash your hands frequently, maintain at least six feet of distance when in public, and limit mixing with people outside of your household.
See below for information on schools, and details of the new reopening framework for the state.
Schools in the Widespread (purple) tier are not permitted to reopen for in-person instruction, unless they receive a waiver from their local health department for TK-6 grades.
Schools can reopen for in-person instruction once their county has been in the Substantial (red) tier for at least two weeks. Schools must follow these guidelines when they reopen or if they have to close again.
Revised State Framework:
We’re providing the key factors here. For complete information visit the California Department of Public Health’s website.
The state is moving to a uniform framework with four color-coded tiers representing levels of restrictive/less-restrictive guidelines for counties:
The primary metrics to move through the tiers toward less restrictions are coronavirus case rate and test positivity. Local county health officials may choose to be more restrictive than this framework. This framework also notes signals of concern, including impacted healthcare capacity that may lead toward state intervention.
Rules of the new framework:
Initial step applied on August 28, 2020:
Advancing toward less restrictions:
Reverting toward more restrictions:
Industry specific guidance: https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/
All businesses, including those with modified operations, must continue to adhere to San Mateo County’s health order requiring social distancing and face covering and the safety measures outlined in the appendix.