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.
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!!