Letter from the Chamber

Six Bay Area Counties, including San Mateo have enacted a shelter in place order starting midnight, March 17, 2020 through April 7, 2020. This was done in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the community and preserve critical health care capacity locally.

The order allows essential businesses such as markets, pharmacies, hardware stores, child care facilities, gas stations, banks, and laundry businesses to remain open. For a full list of “essential businesses”, please refer to Section 10.F in the County Health Officer order.

Restaurants and eateries that prepare and serve food can remain open, but only for delivery and carry out. While many of the eateries in the City have already converted to a takeout only experience, others will need to convert operations in order follow these new orders.

All non-essential businesses will be closed during this period. If possible, businesses are encouraged to continue operations through telecommuting.

For the most up to date information about COVID-19, please go to San Mateo County Emergency Operations Center’s website https://cmo.smcgov.org/eoc

The San Mateo County Economic Development Association (SAMCEDA), has created a webpage with a list of government resources to help businesses and employees impacted by COVID-19. Please go to http://samceda.org/COVID-19-Resource-Links-Business for the most up to list of resources to help businesses.

As a reminder the Chamber’s public events have been cancelled through April 7, 2020.
Thank you for your cooperation while we get through this difficult time together.

Regards,
Cheryl Angeles, President & CEO
San Mateo Area Chamber of Commerce

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