San Mateo County Reports 62 New Coronavirus Cases, 3 Deaths

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SAN MATEO COUNTY, CA — San Mateo County Health reported 62 additional coronavirus cases Friday.

The latest report brings the countywide case count to 8,452.

The county reported three additional coronavirus-related fatalities Friday, bringing its COVID-19 death toll to 135.

There were 35 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in San Mateo County as of Friday, of which 11 were being treated in intensive care units.

Elsewhere in the Bay Area and beyond, getting a haircut indoors will be permitted in Alameda County starting Friday under new health orders issued Wednesday.

While hair salons and barbershops can now operate indoors, local providers of nail and skin care and non-medical massage still cannot, according to the Alameda County Public Health Department's new orders.

Grocery stores can admit crowds up to 50 percent of their capacity, while most other retailers may now allow customers indoors up to 25 percent of their capacity.

Outdoor dance classes and go-kart racing may resume, and outdoor mini golf courses, batting cages and driving ranges can reopen, but bounce houses, ball pits and shared playground structures remain off limits.

Cal/OSHA has cited six employers in the greater Bay Area for failing to adequately protect employees from the novel coronavirus, the agency said Friday.

Cal/OSHA cited Uni-Kool Partners in Salinas, Sutter Bay Medical Foundation in Berkeley, Serve Max Farm Labor in Vacaville, Ruiz Farm Labor in Dixon, Michel Labor Services Inc. in Dixon, and M and J Williams Inc. in Santa Clara, which is doing business as Grocery Outlet Bargain Market. The six are included among 11 employers cited statewide, in the food processing, meatpacking, health care, agriculture and retail industries.

Penalties for the citations ranged from about $2,000 to a penalty of more than $50,000 for a food processing company in Monterey Park.

The Golden State Warriors announced Friday that the team's Oakland facility and the Santa Cruz Warriors' Kaiser Permanente Arena will serve as polling places for the November election.

Voters will also be able to drop off ballots and vote at the Oakland facility at 1011 Broadway, and Kaiser Permanente Arena at 140 Front St. in Santa Cruz, between Oct. 31 and Election Day on Nov. 3.

The Oakland facility on Broadway will also serve as a training location for poll workers, according to the Warriors.

The franchise announced last month that it would convert the Chase Center, the team's home arena in San Francisco, into a polling place and ballot drop-off location, allowing voters to keep their distance from others and prevent spreading the novel coronavirus.

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There have been 724,103 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 13,606 coronavirus-related deaths in California as of Friday afternoon according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

The United States had 6,198,996 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 187,710 coronavirus-related fatalities as of Friday afternoon.

There have been 26,499,512 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 872,390 deaths reported globally as of Friday afternoon.

— Bay City News contributed to this report

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