Travel Advisory:  COVID-19

Last Updated December 11, 2020

As the San Francisco Bay Area continues to move forward in these unprecedented times, the safety and security of our residents and visitors remain our top priority. Local hotels, restaurants, attractions, and other businesses in San Mateo County understand the importance of following commercial sanitation and safety protocols, and all continue to work extremely hard in order to reach these goals.

As a destination, we are committed to continuing to work closely with local and state government agencies to stay informed and in compliance with all health and safety orders to prevent the spread of this disease. Therefore, below we've listed the latest travel updates that we hope are helpful when you're planning your next visit. In addition, local businesses have begun a pledge to be "Reopened & Ready" and promise to take every precaution to keep visitors safe and healthy as we move through the phases of reopening in our region.

Together, we're committed to be "Reopened & Ready" to welcome YOU back!

On December 3, Governor Newsom announced a new framework for regional stay-at-home guidelines. The Governor stated that when the remaining ICU capacity dips below 15% by region, a stay-at-home order will go into effect for at least three weeks. Restrictions will include: travel limited to essential travel only, restaurants for take-out and delivery only; retail limited to 20% to capacity, among other things.

On December 4, San Mateo County officials indicated no restrictions will be issued at this time and San Mateo County will continue to be under the Widespread (purple tier). However, County officials left the door open to imposing restrictions if the situation worsens and are asking for the public’s help in altering behavior to avoid imposing further restrictions.

Meanwhile, the counties of Santa Clara, Contra Costa, Alameda, San Francisco, Marin, and the City of Berkeley have jointly announced that they are moving forward to implement the Stay-at-Home order previously announced by the Governor.

Visit the state’s website for more details on the new Regional Stay-at-Home order

Governor Gavin Newsom is also urging individuals arriving from other states or countries to self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival in California.

Additionally, the State of California has implemented a limited Stay at Home Order generally requiring that non-essential work, movement, and gatherings stop between 10 PM and 5 AM in counties under the Purple Tier. The order took effect on Saturday, November 21, and will remain in effect until 5 AM, December 21.

For more detailed information, please visit:

San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau

City of Pacifica Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information page