Face masks are required at all sites.
See the most updated information from the San Mateo County Health Officer in their statements.
(Click the “Health Officer Statements” tab on the linked page.)
A “Face Covering” means a covering made of cloth, fabric, or other soft or permeable material, without holes, that covers only the nose and mouth and surrounding areas of the lower face. Examples of face coverings include a scarf or bandana; a neck gaiter, a homemade covering made from a t-shirt, sweatshirt, or towel, held on with rubber bands or otherwise; or a mask, which need not be medical-grade. A face covering is not a substitute for guidance about social distancing and handwashing.
County Public Health and CDC recommendations on wearing cloth face coverings are based on developing information that some people may be infectious prior to showing symptoms or maybe infectious and never develop symptoms. Face coverings will help those people from unknowingly infecting others while conducting essential activities.
A face covering is not required by the Order to be worn by a particular individual if the person can show either:
- A medical professional has advised that wearing a face-covering may pose a risk to the person wearing the mask for health-related reasons.
- Wearing a face covering would create a risk to the person related to their work as determined by local, state, or federal regulators or workplace safety guidelines.
Face coverings are not required to be worn when at home, in your car alone, your office alone, or solely with members of your household or exercising outdoors, like walking, hiking, bicycling, or running.