Purple Tier Requirements for Businesses in San Mateo County

By: MADISON DAVIS, CEO/President, Brisbane Chamber of Commerce, madison@brisbanechamber.org, 415-467-7283

Yesterday, Governor Newsom moved San Mateo County to Purple, the most restrictive tier in the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy reopening protocol. In addition, a curfew has been enacted between 10pm and 5am expect for those traveling to or from work or if conducting essential activities like picking up food.

Here is a brief overview of how certain sectors may operate under the Purple tier:

Can be Open with Modifications: Appliance & Auto Repair, Banks & Credit Unions, Campgrounds & Outdoor Recreation, Carwashes, Childcare, Cleaning Services, Convenience Stores, Day Camps, Doctors and Dentists, Dog Walkers, Door-to-Door Sales & Services, Dry Cleaners, Electricians, Estheticians, Farmers Markets, Fire Stations, Food Banks, Gas Stations, Government Services & Offices, Hair Salons & Barbershops, Handy-persons & General Contractors, Hospitals & Urgent Care, Hotels & Lodging, HVAC Services, Landscapers, Laundromats & Laundry Services, Massage Therapy, Pet Groomers, Personal Care Services, Piercing Shops, Pharmacies, Plumbing Services, Police Stations, Professional Sports (no live audiences), Short-term Lodging Rentals, Tattoo Parlors


Indoors with 25% Capacity: All Retail, Florists, Libraries, Shopping Malls

Indoors with 50% Capacity: Grocery Stores

Outdoor Only: Card-rooms, Cultural Ceremonies, Dance Studios, Drive-In Theaters, Family Entertainment Centers, Gyms & Fitness Centers, Museums, Zoos & Aquariums, Places of Worship, Racetracks (without spectators), Restaurants, Swimming Pools, Weddings, Wineries, Yoga Studios

Closed: Bars, Breweries, & Distilleries (without food), Concert Venues, Convention Centers, Festivals, Higher Education (closed for indoor lecture except for labs and studio arts), Live Theater, Nightclubs, Offices that are non-essential businesses shall work remotely, Saunas and Steam Rooms, Schools (unless opened prior to moving to purple), Theme Parks