San Mateo County Added to
State’s COVID-19 Monitoring List, Preparing for Potential of Additional
Business Shutdowns
"The  County of San Mateo  has been added to the state’s  monitoring list , due to an increase in the rate of COVID-19 cases in the county. If the county exceeds the state’s case rate threshold for three consecutive days, certain industries and activities will be required to cease operations unless they can be modified to operate outside or by pick-up. 
During the next three days, as long as it remains on the list, the county will be involved in active engagement with the state while the case rate is closely monitored. The county’s case rate today, based on a 14-day rolling average, is 110.4 positive cases per 100,000 of population. The state’s threshold for inclusion on the monitoring list is a case rate of 100.  San Mateo County Health  continues to partner closely with hospitals about their capacity and surge plans.
The three-day clock begins today, which means additional restrictions would take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1. County officials believe that the local case rate will not decrease by Saturday and urge businesses and the community to prepare now for the additional restrictions.
According to state guidelines, the following industries or activities must shut down, unless they can be modified to operate outside or by pick-up:
  • Gyms and fitness centers
  • Places of worship and cultural ceremonies, like weddings and funerals
  • Offices for non-critical infrastructure sectors
  • Personal care services, like nail salons and body waxing
  • Hair salons and barbershops
  • Shopping malls
Shops that offer tattoos, piercings, and electrolysis may not be operated outdoors and must close. The state provides guidance for personal care services to operate outside in the following document: 

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The Great Accelerator of Onshoring
 "Over the last 40 years, pressure to reduce manufacturing costs has been the pre-dominant factor driving supply chains overseas. As global markets have opened, there has been a rush for manufacturers to relocate to the lowest cost country. Markets such as China, South Korea, Vietnam, and Thailand have been the primary beneficiaries of this trend. Even as global supply chain management has matured, the global pandemic of COVID-19 has served as the latest reminder of the fragility inherent in thinly stretched global supply chains. The pandemic’s impact is sparking a new dialogue on how to source goods from a global market that minimizes both time and cost, while also being less susceptible to interruption. COVID-19 is accelerating the paradigm shift from exclusively return (low cost/efficiency) focused decision making to a greater emphasis on risk mitigation (resiliency). This shift will result in a greater need for excess capacity and diversification in sourcing while intensifying the onshoring and nearshoring trends that were underway prior to the pandemic."


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 Stay Healthy. Stay Safe.
Rebecca Husted
2nd Vice President and CFO
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate,
J.F. Finnegan Realtors
July 29, 2020