San Mateo County Finally Enforcing State Orders. Enforcement is the most important part of any Order.
Thursday Jan 21, 2021 Hon. Judge Danny Chou granted the county’s request for a temporary restraining order that Pacifica Beach Yoga immediately shut down.
San Mateo County Counsel John Beiers “Our community rightly expects that when its state government imposes shelter-in-place laws, those laws will be enforced justly and equitably to ensure that everyone is playing by the same rules.
Dr. Scott Morrow issued a statement Yesterday Jan 19, 2021. Here are the takeaways. Plan for 1 more year.
Late Summer is August “Many will get first dose by late summer.”
“If you are confused, don’t be alarmed. We are all confused,” Morrow said residents should instead focus on practicing gratitude and patience.
“The solution is to ramp up production,” said Morrow, adding, “I don’t know how feasible this is.”
It’s unclear how many doses have actually been shipped into the county or how many have been administered. Other than the fraction of doses shipped to County Health, local officials are unable to track shipments to multi-county health care providers or the commercial pharmacies treating long-term care facility residents and staff.
Getting vaccinated will not immediately exempt inoculated residents from COVID-19 health restrictions, noted Morrow who suggested mask wearing, social distancing and not gathering will be necessary through most of the new year.
Let’s give the new Federal Administration who is actually interested in giving the vaccines to the American Public a couple of weeks to see what they say.
San Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa is well known for his Interviews and Opinions in front to the television cameras. His opinions on the COVID-19 Pandemic have been like a Roller-Coaster up and down and all over the place.
Michael Stogner <email@example.com>To:Dave Canepa,Bill Silverfarb,Dave Pine,Don Horsley,Carole Groom and 2 more… Sun, Jan 17 at 8:33 AM
Hello Dave, Can you tell me how many long term care residents have received the first and second doses of the COVID-19 Vaccine as of today? How many long term care residents does SMC have? Last weeks Burlingame’s Facility outbreak brought back memories for me personally, that is where my father spent the last days of his life. I think we can agree this population is the most likely to fill the Hospital ICU beds once they get COVID-19 and most likely to die.
Thank You, in advance for your response. Michael G. Stogner, San Mateo County News.com
President of the San Mateo County Supervisors wants to close all schools. San Mateo County has 1 available ICU Bed. That’s 1 for the whole County. Santa Clara County next door has 1 Death and 60 Emergency Room Staff that are Positive for COVID-19.
San Mateo County is supposed to have 25% of it’s ICU Beds and trained staff available. If the number of ICU Beds and Staff total number is 82 than 21 ICU Beds and Staff should be available, again today SMC has 1 available. That is what everybody should be worried about.
“To even have conversations of keeping schools open, probably not the most responsible to do at this point in time.” said Supervisor David Canepa.
It’s interesting that it has taken this long for an Elected Supervisor of San Mateo County to take this position. Now lets see what happens.
Posted December 16 at 12:45 p.m. Redwood City – As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations surge and ICU capacity declines, San Mateo and 10 other Bay Area counties are under a mandatory Regional Stay At Home Order that takes effect Thursday, Dec. 17, at 11:59 p.m.
The order prohibits private gatherings of any size, except for outdoor church services and political demonstrations. Restaurants must stop offering in-person dining and can offer only take-out and delivery.
Many businesses and activities must close, including salons and barbershops. Retail can remain open at 20 percent capacity. Nonessential travel and the use of hotels or short-term rentals for leisure is banned.
The state of California announced the order today as regional ICU bed capacity fell below 15 percent, a trigger threshold. The order is meant to prevent crowding and mingling among non-household members and overwhelming the health care system.
The order is less sweeping than the lockdowns ordered in the spring. People can continue with essential activities like going to the doctor, buying groceries and picking up takeout food.
The rules will remain in effect for at least three weeks.
Without Enforcement it doesn’t matter what Dr. Scott Morrow says. Everybody knows that. It’s always been that way, This should be No surprise to any reasonable thinking person in San Mateo County.
Dr, Scott Morrow Public Statement made yesterday December 7, 2020. I have picked out some key statements.
“This is a horrible, nasty and lethal virus that is highly transmissible and one you do not want to get. To get out of this situation depends on all of us.”
I have no intent to fault the state on their impossible task.
The power and authority to control this pandemic lies primarily in your hands, not mine,” he said.
Morrow called the new shelter orders “symbolic gestures” which lack enforcement.
“The structure of our economy is, for the most part, if you don’t work, you don’t eat or have a roof over your head,”
Every thing that is happening in America today was predicted and the response by the Trump Administration is Deliberate. Donald Trump, Jared Kushner and Blackstone are all Real Estate Guys, They know about Evictions and purchasing property at distressed prices at auctions. This is no mistake, This was the expected result of ignoring COVID-19.
San Mateo County New Cases Saturday 441 all time record.
As of Sunday November 29, 2020 San Mateo County is Purple again.
The state today announced that, effective tomorrow (Sunday, Nov. 29), San Mateo County will move to purple Tier 1, the most restrictive on the state’s four-tier, color-coded COVID-19 reopening plan. A new stay-at-home order — prohibiting residents from leaving their homes to gather with other households from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. — also takes effect at 10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30.Under purple Tier 1 restrictions, businesses and activities that may have been operating indoors — including places of worship, movie theaters, gyms and museums — must move outdoors or close. Shopping malls and all retail must operate at no more than 25 percent capacity. Indoor gatherings among members of different households are banned and outdoor gatherings can include people from only three households outside of the 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. restrictions. During those hours, no gatherings are allowed among households, with certain exemptions.State officials said restrictions are necessary to control a recent surge in coronavirus cases across the Bay Area and state. San Mateo County Health reported an approximately 85 percent spike in new COVID-19 cases from October to November: https://www.smchealth.org/coronavirus. The rollback to purple is due to the county’s new adjusted case rate of 7.6 per 100,000 population.“We have not seen numbers like this in quite a while and we really need to reverse this incredibly troubling trend,” County Manager Mike Callagy said. “What’s important to remember is that we can reverse the trend as long as we follow common-sense health and safety practices.”The virus is considered “widespread” in purple Tier 1 in state’s four-tier “Blueprint for a Safer Economy” plan. Callagy added, “We need everyone to do their part to keep our community safe. That’s why we are urging everyone to stay home for the holidays. I know that means a lot of sacrifice, but the best way to show your family that you love them is to stay home and stay safe.”Limited Stay At Home OrderThe new stay at home order, announced by the state Nov. 19, is more limited than the spring “Shelter in Place” order and applies only to counties in the purple Tier 1. It went into effect November 21 and will remain in place until December 21.Residents can still go outside alone or with members of their own household “as long as they do not engage in any interaction” with members of other households or to work at essential jobs, such as in grocery stores. The order requires all nonessential businesses and restaurants – even if operating outdoors – to cease operations by 10 p.m. Holiday TravelCounty Health officials urge residents to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for testing and California Department of Public Health tips for healthier holiday season:· Stay home or in your region and avoid non-essential travel· Do not gather indoors with other households· Contact your healthcare provider if you have a concern about your exposure. “We continue to advise against traveling and want to reinforce that testing provides only a point-in-time result,” said County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow. “A test during the incubation period is too early to detect the virus during the infectious period. So if you test negative before or during a trip, you may still present a risk of exposing others to COVID-19. A negative test does not clear you for visiting relatives.”Morrow advised everyone to wear a face covering, maintain social distance and avoid gatherings even if your test result is negative.Activity and Business Restrictions Under Purple Tier 1Restaurants (Dine In)· Outdoors only with modifications (takeout and delivery open with modifications)Gatherings· Outdoors only with modifications· No more than three households· Prohibited, with certain exemptions, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.Places of Worship· Outdoor only with modificationsMovie Theaters, Gyms and Fitness Centers, Museums, Zoos and Aquariums· Outdoor only with modificationsHair Salons, Barbershops, Personal Care Services· Open indoors with modificationsAll Retail (except stand-alone grocers), Shopping Centers, Malls, Swap Meets· Open indoors with modifications· Maximum 25% capacity· Closed common areas· Closed food courtsSchools· The County’s move to the Purple Tier will have no impact on schools that have already resumed modified in-person instruction. · However, additional restrictions and/or a waiver process will apply to those that have not yet transitioned to in-person instruction.Offices for Non-Essential Workers· Remote onlyOutdoor Playgrounds/Recreational Facilities· Open with modificationsAll businesses are required to follow industry-specific guidance: https://covid19.ca.gov/industry-guidance….(What’s open and what’s closed in each tier? Find out on the California Department of Public Health’s website. Look at each county’s tier status here: https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/.)
If any San Mateo County Residents have asked/wondered how did the San Mateo County Coast Beaches Close on July 3-6 2020. The simple answer is Brent Turner and two Mayors and about 100 phones calls, e-mails etc. His concern has remained consistent every single day Protect the Residents of San Mateo County.
Now Mr. Turner has started a Petition for the same reason, He is unable to find any elected official to take charge to protect the Residents of San Mateo County.
I have asked San Mateo County Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos his Public Information Officer Rosemary Blankswade and San Mateo County Manager Mike Callagy to comment on this subject. So far none of them have made a comment to me yet. If they do I will publish it.
As most of San Mateo County is starting to realize the County has remained off of the State Watchlist for several weeks when there was no benefit in doing so even if the Data on the County Website were true. SMC has always had SFO in County and San Jose International just to the south in Santa Clara County, Both had several non-stop flights to and from Wuhan per day. To this day we do not know how COVID-19 is transmitted, There is NO CURE, NO TREATMENT, NO VACCINE. San Mateo County Website claims it has a Testing goal of 1,800 per day, in the entire month of July they reached that goal only 2 days for the entire month.
They are expecting between 300-350 people to attend this three day event.
Now is not the time to hold this event. There is a Pandemic.
Upcoming August Events at The Horse Park
and COVID-19 Preventative Measures
The Horse Park will be hosting two major horse shows in August, which are put on by two of the West Coast’s top show producers, The Summer Event at Woodside Horse Trials (August 7-9) and Silicon Valley Equestrian Hunter/Jumper Festival (August 19-23 & 26-30). These shows are authorized under the State guidance. Every aspect of the shows will meet the strict requirements for competition outlined in the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s “Equestrian Event Resources.” These outdoor, controlled-access shows will adhere to the robust Covid-19 biosecurity protocols and compliance measures established by the national federations for the sport, specifically the United States Equestrian Federation.
The Horse Park prioritizes the safety of our members, exhibitors and surrounding community. The following are some of the things that will be strictly enforced in regard to Covid-19 preventative measures:
Every person entering the property will be screened and have their temperature taken every day. No one with Covid-19 symptoms or who has known direct exposure to Covid-19 will be allowed on property.
Following successful daily screening, participants will receive a daily wrist band.
Social distancing will be required and strictly enforced.
Masks are mandatory at all times except when riding a horse or consuming food or beverage.
No spectators are allowed.
No social events or gatherings are allowed.
Additional handwashing stations and sanitizer dispensers will be widely spread around the facility for everyone’s use.
Signage is posted throughout the Horse Park regarding basic rules and Covid-19 safety measures. Additional signs will be installed for even greater visibility.
All show attendees will sign a statement in advance agreeing to Covid-19 rules for competition and acknowledging that they will be asked to leave if they do not comply. The signed statement will also include contact information and consent for future contact tracing should that be required.
There will be biosecurity compliance officers walking around the property for the duration of the competition to ensure strict adherence to the rules.
The Horse Park will ensure ongoing cleaning of all common surfaces and areas.
We are pleased to support our valued equestrian constituents and host these exciting events. We will insist on participants’ compliance with the rules to ensure a safe and enjoyable competition for everyone. We continue to be impressed by the wonderful Horse Park community, and we thank you in advance for your support.
San Mateo County was the only County in the entire Bay Area to remain off of the State of California’s Watchlist. Why was that a goal for the Supervisors and County Manager instead of Protecting the Residents of SMC.
San Mateo County News.com has reported for weeks that the data did not add up. We also contacted County Manager Mike Callagy to explain the additional 15 ICU Beds and Staff that were reported on a single day only to disappear the next day.
His response was:
I don’t know specifically, but I do know many hospitals now are able to easily convert rooms to ICU… it is not like the ICU wards they use to have. Most rooms now are set up to convert to ICU.
Its fair to say that a Shut Down is in order until the real data is available.
Why would anybody believe San Mateo County with SFO and San Jose International Airport to the South not be a natural HotSpot.
A significant unresolved problem with the State of California’s reporting system for communicable diseases (California Reportable Disease Information Exchange [CalREDIE]), has resulted in significant underreporting of COVID-19 testing results to San Mateo County Health and local health departments state-wide. Local health departments are receiving incomplete information regarding laboratory test results, which affects our ability to identify new cases of COVID-19, to accurately report the testing positivity rate in our community, and to identify the number of persons tested for the last few weeks. Without timely reports of all new lab results, it is impossible for the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and local health officials to identify the extent to which COVID-19 is circulating in the community. It also hinders our ability to conduct effective contact tracing and case investigations to slow the spread of COVID-19.
The extent of this issue is currently unknown, and the expected resolution date is also unknown. San Mateo County Health is in conversations with CDPH, working to rapidly resolve this issue and creating new paths for laboratory results to be reported to our County. In the meantime, we are continuing to report the testing data we do receive and will make clear to the public which data reported on our website are affected by this issue. Data currently affected are in the County Data Dashboard, the Lab Testing Data Dashboard, the Cases by City map, and the Long Term Care Facility Data Dashboard. CDPH has confirmed that although received data are incomplete, the data are valid for those results we are receiving. We expect the testing positivity rate, the daily and cumulative case counts, and other data points on the County’s COVID-19 data dashboards to change as more complete test results are reported to San Mateo County Health.