Coronavirus: San Mateo County to follow state, loosen restrictions next week
San Mateo County is the first in the Bay Area to follow Gov. Gavin Newsom’s lead to reopen more businesses, including offices and strip malls for curbside pickup, starting next week.
The county plans to issue a new shelter-in-place order that will comply with new statewide guidance issued Tuesday — and break away from the current Bay Area-wide order that lasts through May 31, Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow said in a statement Wednesday.
Newsom’s guidance allows for strip malls and outlet malls to open for curbside pickup with physical distancing rules and other guidelines. Car washing, pet grooming and landscaping businesses are also free to open, plus outdoor museums and nonessential offices with employees who cannot telework.
Morrow said that while he’s “encouraged” by…