LATEST July 20, 5:45 p.m. In a Monday evening letter to the community, San Mateo County health officer Dr. Scott Morrow called for “less reliance on business sector closures” and more individual prudence as it relates to mask wearing, social distancing and not mixing with non-household individuals.
“A majority of people we are seeing infected now are frontline workers (people who allow the rest of us to eat, and have electricity, and have our garbage picked up, etc), live in crowded multigenerational conditions, live with lack of trust in, and in fact have downright fear of, government,” he writes. “Remember to stem the spread of this very transmissible virus, people who are infected need to be separated from others (isolation and quarantine), not go out in public, and not go to work while they are infectious. Try getting compliance with isolation and quarantine when the infected person is the breadwinner for the family and the family will be out on the street if they don’t go to work.