ORDER NO. C19-12 OF THE HEALTH OFFICER OF THE COUNTY OF SAN MATEO FOR THE WEARING OF FACE COVERINGS IN WORKPLACES AND PUBLIC SETTINGS
DATE OF ORDER: August 2, 2021
Please read this order carefully. Violation of, or failure to comply with, this Order is a public nuisance subject to citation, abatement, or both, as well as a misdemeanor punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both. (California Health and Safety Code § 120295 et seq.; California Penal Code § 69, 148(a)(1)).
SUMMARY OF THIS ORDER
This Order requires all individuals to wear face coverings when indoors in workplaces and public settings, with limited exemptions.
Since April 2021, the SARS-CoV-2 B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant has been circulating in San Mateo County. This variant is highly transmissible in indoor settings and requires multi- component prevention strategies to reduce spread. Despite high vaccination rates, San Mateo County is experiencing substantial levels of community transmission due to the Delta variant. While most COVID-19 cases are among unvaccinated residents, the proportion of breakthrough cases is increasing. Hospitalizations have also increased, primarily among unvaccinated persons. San Mateo County is also seeing a concerning uptick in cases among staff and residents in long-term care facilities.
The COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized in the US have been shown to be highly safe and effective at providing protection to individuals and communities, particularly against severe COVID-19 disease and death, and are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for all populations for whom the vaccine is authorized by the US Food and Drug Administration. The Health Officer strongly recommends that all eligible persons in the County be vaccinated. Information on obtaining a COVID-19 vaccine in San Mateo County is available here: https://www.smchealth.org/vaccine-clinic-calendar
You had to know this was coming, Chamber of Commerce is the last group of people to listen to when it involves your personal HEALTH. If you haven’t read the Crimson Contagion Functional Exercise of 2019 I recommend that you do. I read it in March of 2020 and made my own mind up on how to protect myself this last 16 months. I’m glad I did.
Something for the young and unvaccinated to think about is the Blake Bargatze story. A healthy 24 year old with the waiting to see attitude one day then in 3 different Hospitals for over 90 days needing both lungs replaced. He wishes he got vaccinated now I’ll bet he does. If you don’t know how much a hospital cost per day look it up.
Here is San Mateo County’s announcement from today.
Counties of San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Sonoma, and the City of Berkeley Recommend Masking Indoors for Everyone as a Precaution Against Increased Circulation of COVID-19
That’s pretty simple All students, faculty and staff must be vaccinated to attend.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California is reversing course and will require all students, staff and faculty to be vaccinated against the coronavirus this fall.
UC President Michael Drake “does plan to move forward with the vaccine mandate,” Regent Eloy Oritz Oakley told the San Francisco Chronicle on Monday.
The decision is an about-face from a proposed policy announced in April requiring vaccinations only after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration fully approved at least one of the three vaccines now being administered under emergency authorization. It’s not clear when the FDA will give full approval.
Oakley said the regents have not been briefed on the new decision but that more information is expected at their two-day meeting that starts July 21.
UC has more than 280,000 students and 227,000 faculty and staff, and expects to return to mostly in-person instruction at its 10 campuses starting in August.
UC has already said it would exempt students from the vaccination requirement if they have medical or religious reasons.
California State University officials said Monday they were still planning to wait for full FDA approval before mandating COVID vaccinations — but that could change.
“We will continue to evaluate the situation as we get closer to the fall term,” CSU spokesperson Michael Uhlenkamp told the Chronicle.
Somebody might want to ask what happened to the other 20 ICU Beds and Trained Staff that the County has had for the last year? That is a Huge difference, remember it used to be 20% Availability which was 13 available. Today even with this number shows only 5 available for 780,000 residents.
The question I ask is why would any City or County think this is the time to discuss or promote Recovery. California is in a raging Global Pandemic, It has never been worse than it is today. It will get better when 70% of Americans are vaccinated that looks like that will happen around August. In the mean time there are not enough ICU Beds and Trained Staff or Vaccine doses to even apply to the 1A group. So who thinks its a great idea to have this Recovery Zoom Meeting with Lenny Mendonca besides the County and the Chamber of Commerce?
The Time for Social and Economic Recovery will be when ALL of the public is Safe, It’s that simple and Now is not that time.
I couldn’t help but notice they fail to mention Lenny Mendonca’s 36 year relationship with McKinsey & Company.
McKinsey & Company Consulted Perdue Pharma and recently agreed to pay $573,000,000.00 in settlement agreement.
McKinsey & Company consulted ICE and Custom and Border Protection.
McKinsey & Company consulted New York City to reduce Jail violence. It increased.
From the City’s website: Join Us for the Launch of the Coastside Recovery Initiative
The City, County and the Half Moon Bay Coastside Chamber of Commerce are hosting a virtual open house event on Thursday, February 11 at 6:00 p.m. We invite you to come and learn about the Coastside Recovery Initiative (CRI), and to contribute your ideas. You’ll hear from Lenny Mendonca, former Chief Economic and Business Advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom on why the time is now to ramp up plans for social and economic recovery.
They are asking you to register in advance of the meeting for some reason.
Please click here to register for the virtual open house. We look forward to seeing you.
If you haven’t read the Crimson Contagion Exercise of 2019, you might want to it was a 9 month exercise by the Trump administration to show the weaknesses and strengths of America in the event of a Pandemic caused by a virus that came form China. The exercise took place from January-September 2019.
This was a Nine Month Exercise put on by the Trump Administration from Jan to September 2019.
The Crimson Contagion 2019 Functional Exercise included robust participation from federal, state, local, territorial, and tribal communities, as well as from private sector partners including the White House National Security Council. Participation included 19 federal departments and agencies, 12 states, 15 tribal nations and pueblos, 74 local health departments and coalition regions, 87 hospitals, and over 100 healthcare and public health private sector partners.
Alex Azar was part of it and San Mateo County Health EMS Agency allegedly participated.
In this exercise The virus is in the “acceleration phase”, the phase during which the number of cases consistently increases. That sounds familiar doesn’t it also they predicted 586,000 Deaths in America alone.
Remember this report was produced in September 2019.
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.