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San Mateo County gives green light to open more businesses and activities

Original post made on Jun 17, 2020

Effective immediately, a wide range of San Mateo County businesses and activities, from barbershops to gyms, are allowed to reopen, according to a June 17 announcement from the county.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 7:21 PM

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 17, 2020 at 8:38 pm

Now we are all going to get in our cars and drive just a few miles north to get these services since we can't get them in Palo Alto.

Wait for Santa Clara County to suddenly decide it is safe to do the same when they work out how much sales dollars are going to San Mateo instead.


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Posted by resident
a resident of Menlo Park
on Jun 17, 2020 at 8:43 pm

I hope they are not moving too fast. I read horror stories in the news about states that opened bars and barber shops and churches a couple of weeks ago and are now seeing a surge in hospitalizations. Once one person catches the virus, they quickly spread it to their family and co-workers.


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Posted by Ha k
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 18, 2020 at 10:44 am

Resident - you are talking about states that threw everything open. We are doing it in a slow manner.
You also should become aware of how the virus is spread before you parrot inaccurate information


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Posted by Anon
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 18, 2020 at 3:21 pm

Well, the good news is that the rate of new cases has been holding fairly steady. The bad news is that it is kind of high. "The county's current rate is 62 cases per 100,000 residents — more than twice the state benchmark." Particularly in the City of San Mateo itself. Web Link


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Posted by TimR
a resident of Downtown North
on Jun 18, 2020 at 5:26 pm

Finally, I can get a haircut! It won't be from my normal person in Palo Alto, but at this point, I don't really care. I'm sure Menlo Park has good barbers, too.


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Posted by JR
a resident of Palo Verde
on Jun 18, 2020 at 6:21 pm

Palo Alto and/or Santa Clara County should follow suit and reopen our businesses. There's absolutely no sense in leaving businesses on one side of the creek closed when people can literally walk across a bridge to the same open businesses in Menlo Park. Like it or not, San Mateo County has forced the matter, there's no sense in dragging our feet.


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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Southgate
on Jun 19, 2020 at 12:33 am

If you look at covid hospitalizations on the Santa Clara County dashboard, they are basically zero. We should be able to open up some more.


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Posted by LadyPI
a resident of another community
on Jun 19, 2020 at 11:43 am

The Portola Valley barber and his client are not wearing masks which are mandatory in SM Co.
Great way to spread virus guys!


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Posted by check please
a resident of another community
on Jun 19, 2020 at 12:40 pm

"The Portola Valley barber and his client are not wearing masks which are mandatory in SM Co.
Great way to spread virus guys!"

Read the caption. Photo from last November.


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