Residents of San Francisco and several other Bay Area counties have been ordered to stay in their homes except for essential outings or to do essential work as of Tuesday, March 17. Tasks like going to the grocery store and assisting vulnerable friends or family members are considered essential and are allowed, but visits to friends and family where there is no urgent need and outings to bars or gyms are not.
Details of the order, including frequently asked questions, are available on the San Francisco Department of Public Health website. Orders are in place for Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Contra Costa and Alameda counties, and the city of Berkeley. “Civic” brings you highlights from the press conference city officials held to announce the order, including comments from San Francisco Mayor London Breed.
“These measures will be disruptive to day-to-day life, but there is no need to panic…We are grateful for your support. We ask for your cooperation. This will go into effect through April 7 and could be amended to be either shortened or lengthened depending on the advice from our public health experts.” — London Breed
A segment from our radio show, “Civic.” Listen daily at 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on 102.5 FM in San Francisco.