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Six Bay Area Counties Extend Shelter in Place

By Fernando on April 27, 2020
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 27: A rock with a face painted on it wears a custom made protective mask on April 27, 2020 in San Francisco, California. Officials from several counties in the San Francisco Bay Area have extended the coronavirus (COVID-19) shelter in place order through May. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

With the number of COVID19 cases continuing to climb in the Bay Area, six counties in our region have extended shelter in place orders until May 31st.  Stay at home orders were originally expected to end next week. Acknowledging that this has been the most challenging time for so many, San Francisco mayor London Breed explained the city and county are not ready to reopen yet.  San Francisco, along with Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties announced extensions until end of May but, on a brighter note, revealed they are working together on guidelines for “limited easing of specific restrictions for a small number of lower-risk activities” at some point in the future. They did not, however, state what those lower-risk activities are.

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 16: San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced a shelter in place order for residents in San Francisco The order will remain in place until May 31st (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Since county-by-county data recorded started, the number of COVID19 patients in Bay Area hospitals hit a low mark. This is a bit of good news and reinforces that staying home and social distancing practices are working. One more month…we can do this!!