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San Mateo County announces mandatory quarantines, isolation for coronavirus patients and their contacts

Original post made on Apr 7, 2020

Residents of San Mateo County who have tested positive for COVID-19 have been ordered not to leave their homes except to get necessary medical care or in an emergency that requires evacuation, according to an April 6 mandate.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, April 6, 2020, 6:09 PM

Comments (11)

Posted by brent
a resident of another community
on Apr 7, 2020 at 1:37 pm

thanks again for the excellent update...…...

Posted by Enuff
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Apr 7, 2020 at 1:40 pm

Ever wondered what martial law looks like?
Now you know.

Posted by stable genius
a resident of Woodside: Family Farm/Hidden Valley
on Apr 7, 2020 at 1:42 pm

"Because of limited testing capacity, the number of cases detected through testing represents only a small portion of the total number of likely cases in the county."

See also: "closing the stable door after the horse has bolted..."

Posted by Enuff
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Apr 7, 2020 at 4:37 pm

In the entire county of San Mateo, 13 people have died of Covid-19. What ages were they? And how many people have died in our county from seasonal flu, to which the frail elderly often succumb?
This virus is not the bubonic plague. Most people experience only mild symptoms.
Yet county bureaucrats have now effectively put hundreds of tax-paying residents under House Arrest.
Perhaps we should recall Benjamin Franklin's famous words, "Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Regardless of what they deserve, history will attest that they end up with neither.
Food for thought...

Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on Apr 7, 2020 at 5:13 pm

The 13 Deaths was for April 6, 2020
April 7, 2020 San Mateo County Cases 589 21 Deaths Thats 8 deaths in 24 hours.

Posted by stable genius
a resident of Portola Valley: Portola Valley Ranch
on Apr 7, 2020 at 6:07 pm

Enuff Food for thought...

What are you saying? A few deaths to get the Dow back up?

How many deaths are within your Food Supply thoughts? What are your parent's thoughts on this attitude?

Posted by Jack Hickey
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Apr 7, 2020 at 6:46 pm

My son John tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday, March 30. He has been in the psych ward at the VA in Long Beach since last July. Today, 9 days later, he has yet to show symptoms. What's going on here?

Posted by Cultists On The Loose Again
a resident of another community
on Apr 7, 2020 at 7:21 pm

Before you make statements that show off your lack of knowledge, Hickey -- read up on the subject:

Web Link

Posted by MP Resident
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Apr 7, 2020 at 9:36 pm

This is a great incentive not to be tested unless you are so sick you need to be hospitalized. Also, good luck getting a grocery delivery slot... hope you stocked up when everybody was saying "don't stock up", otherwise you're really hosed.

Posted by RW
a resident of another community
on Apr 8, 2020 at 10:35 am

Good luck getting a food delivery time slot.

Posted by Reality
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Apr 8, 2020 at 3:14 pm

If you go to the San Mateo County Public Health website, more detail is available on cases and hospitalization.

Same for Santa Clara County Public Health. Both are usually updated daily.

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