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COVID-19 TRAVEL UPDATES IN SAN MATEO COUNTY

 

INDOOR MASK MANDATE & PROOF OF VACCINATION


statewide mask mandate will go into effect on Wednesday, December 15 through January 15, 2022. The mandate requires that masks be worn in all indoor public settings by all individuals (regardless of vaccination status) throughout California. Testing rules for mega-events (1,000+ person events) have narrowed for individuals unable to provide proof of vaccination: one day for antigen tests and two days for PCR tests.

In addition, the City of San Francisco now requires patrons to show proof of vaccination for indoor dining, events, shopping, and gyms. Proof of vaccination is a requirement – negative COVID tests or self-attestation are not accepted.
 

UPDATES ON INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL


The Biden Administration announced that the U.S. will reopen its borders to international visitors on November 8, 2021. Individuals traveling to the U.S. from overseas will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of their departure. Masking will continue to be required on flights, and enhanced contact tracing will be employed for international visitors. However, international travelers will no longer be subject to quarantine mandates. Depending on where you are traveling to after San Mateo County, international travelers might need to show another negative COVID-19 test.


UPDATES ON LARGE GATHERINGS IN SAN MATEO COUNTY


For all indoor events of 1,000 people or more, proof of vaccination is required. Individuals unable to provide proof of vaccination: one day for antigen tests and two days for PCR tests. Face coverings are now required. 

For all outdoor events of 10,000 people or more,  proof of vaccination is highly encouraged. Self-attestation or a negative COVID test may be used at the discretion of the event's organizer. Face coverings are also required.

These requirements for large gatherings are uniform throughout the State of California.


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
 


 

Our "Reopened & Ready" Pledge


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The San Mateo County/Silicon Valley region is known for its resilience and innovative ways to succeed and continue to move forward. As we move forward with our reopening, local businesses are pledging to take every precaution to keep YOU safe and healthy while visiting our destination.

As San Mateo County & Silicon Valley business partners, we PLEDGE to:

  • Use face coverings.
  • Ensure hand sanitizer is readily available.
  • Practice and encourage physical distancing.
  • Follow CDC cleaning protocols.
  • Continuously innovate to reduce touch points.
  • Provide our staff with COVID-19 awareness training.


We are proud that more and more San Mateo County and Silicon Valley businesses are taking the "Reopened & Ready" pledge, with more joining daily. See the full list of participating businesses below.