The San Mateo County Health Department has advised businesses to keep their doors open to facilitate fresh air ventilation for the safety of customers and staff. I observed most of our independent businesses on Broadway and Burlingame Avenue keep their doors open, but many of the larger chains are keeping their doors closed. Perhaps they take orders from the corporate office rather than our local Health Department.

Tim Donnelly


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Terence Y

Mr. Donnelly – I didn’t realize the Health Department put out an advisory for opening doors for ventilation, however, even if they did, does it really make any difference? It’s not like businesses can guarantee laminar flow air patterns. Maybe just prevention theater from the Health Department?


Ventilation is important, especially now. Kids aren't yet vaccinated and we don't know how long the protection lasts. Besides we have great weather and it costs nothing to open the door.

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