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More San Mateo County businesses must close starting Sunday

After three days on state COVID-19 watchlist, salons, gyms and churches must cease indoor operations

Gina Hampton cuts Kathy Berra's hair at DJ's Hair Design Inc. in Menlo Park on July 8. Starting at 12:01 a.m. Aug. 2, hair salons, barber shops, gyms and other businesses in San Mateo County are under state order to cease indoor operations due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo by Magali Gauthier.

Officials in San Mateo County announced Saturday that certain indoor businesses and activities must shut down or move to outdoor operations beginning Sunday.

The state gave the order due to the county being on California's COVID-19 watchlist for three days.

The businesses affected include gyms and fitness centers, churches, hair salons, barber shops, nail salons and shopping malls.

Officials say this order will be in effect beginning at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 2.

Businesses offering tattoos, piercings and electrolysis may not be operated outdoors and must close.

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The state informed the county Saturday afternoon that specific indoor businesses must cease operations unless they can be modified to operate outside or by pic-up.

Businesses should visit the state website for industry guidance.

San Mateo County was the last Bay Area county to join California's watchlist. Information about San Mateo County's response to COVID-19 is at www.smcgov.org. Information on the city's of Menlo Park's response, including which city facilities are open, can be found here.

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More San Mateo County businesses must close starting Sunday

After three days on state COVID-19 watchlist, salons, gyms and churches must cease indoor operations

Uploaded: Sat, Aug 1, 2020, 8:28 pm

Officials in San Mateo County announced Saturday that certain indoor businesses and activities must shut down or move to outdoor operations beginning Sunday.

The state gave the order due to the county being on California's COVID-19 watchlist for three days.

The businesses affected include gyms and fitness centers, churches, hair salons, barber shops, nail salons and shopping malls.

Officials say this order will be in effect beginning at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 2.

Businesses offering tattoos, piercings and electrolysis may not be operated outdoors and must close.

The state informed the county Saturday afternoon that specific indoor businesses must cease operations unless they can be modified to operate outside or by pic-up.

Businesses should visit the state website for industry guidance.

San Mateo County was the last Bay Area county to join California's watchlist. Information about San Mateo County's response to COVID-19 is at www.smcgov.org. Information on the city's of Menlo Park's response, including which city facilities are open, can be found here.

— Bay City News Service

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