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Bay Area Issues ‘Shelter in Place’ to Stop Coronavirus From Spreading

Bay Area Issues ‘Shelter in Place’ to Stop Coronavirus From Spreading

“The directive begins at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday and involves San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin, Contra Costa and Alameda counties — a combined population of more than 6.7 million.”

Six Bay Area counties, which include San Francisco, will begin to “shelter in place” at 12:01 am local time.

Authorities hope this will help stop coronavirus from spreading in the area.

From The San Francisco Chronicle:

The directive begins at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday and involves San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin, Contra Costa and Alameda counties — a combined population of more than 6.7 million. It is to stay in place until at least April 7. Three other Bay Area counties — Sonoma, Solano and Napa — were not immediately included.

The order falls just short of a full lockdown, which would forbid people from leaving their homes without explicit permission, and it wasn’t immediately clear how, or to what degree, it would be enforced. The order calls for the sheriff or chief of police to “ensure compliance.” In Italy and other places that have instituted lockdowns, travel outside the home has been restricted without permission and police have been ordering people back home if they don’t have a reason to be in public.

“The scientific evidence shows that at this stage of the (coronavirus) emergency, it is essential to slow virus transmission as much as possible to protect the most vulnerable and to prevent the health care system from being overwhelmed,” the order states. “One proven way to slow the transmission is to limit interactions among people to the greatest extent practicable.”

In the six Bay Area counties, non-essential gatherings of any size are now banned, along with non-essential travel “on foot, bicycle, scooter, automobile or public transit.” People may travel for shopping for necessary supplies, accessing health care, and providing aid to family and friends who need assistance, and for non-residents, returning to their home outside the Bay Area. Airports, taxis, and public transit — including BART — will remain operational, but only for essential travel and people are expected to keep six feet apart when possible.

People in the six counties will still be able to go shopping for items such as food and household supplies, and seek medical care. They will be able to go outside for walks or exercise as long as they keep six feet away from anyone they don’t already live with. People who are homeless are exempt from the order but encouraged to find shelter.

People who are older or have underlying health problems are being told to stay inside at all times except for health care under the new directive. They should ask someone to shop for them if they are able.

Authorities ordered people to cancel or reschedule “routine medical appointments.”

They want people to work at home “unless they provide an essential service, which includes health care workers; police, fire and other emergency responders; and utility providers such as electricians, plumbers, and sanitation workers.”

Grocery stores and pharmacies can stay open.


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2smartforlibs | March 16, 2020 at 5:34 pm

Point of order: If Trump was the dictator they say he is. They would be allowed to able to do that without his blessing. This is FEDERALISM

So now they’ll have no one on the streets except the homeless. You just can’t make this shit up.

    pfg in reply to Sanddog. | March 16, 2020 at 6:05 pm

    Well, you can count on the street people to shiitte in place.

    For those who come to San Francisco
    Be sure to wear some plastic bags over your hair
    If you come to San Francisco
    Summertime will be a shiitte-in there

    CapeBuffalo in reply to Sanddog. | March 17, 2020 at 2:58 am

    “Hug a homeless” that’s the ticket. You are so right dog, you can’t make this stuff up. Only a politician can.

    CapeBuffalo in reply to Sanddog. | March 17, 2020 at 2:58 am

    “Hug a homeless” that’s the ticket. You are so right dog, you can’t make this stuff up. Only a politician can.

In a working population that, apart from flyover providers (e.g. waiters, sanitation workers, utility employees), can be reasonably sequestered and remain viable.

JUST when it looks like the liberals might have gained a grain of knowledge, common sense and insight they spew out this crap: “People who are homeless are exempt from the order but encouraged to find shelter.”

They’re going to keep doing the same thing for the homeless that they’ve done for years. NOTHING. Now they’ll just have to clean up the bodies or fill the hospitals with their diseased carcasses. GREAT ENCOURAGEMENT!

    Granny in reply to C. Lashown. | March 16, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    Sounds to me like they are doing something about the homeless. Setting them up to die. Quick and easy way to clean up their sidewalks since every single one of those homeless has some underlying problem that puts them into a high risk category.

      BobF in reply to Granny. | March 16, 2020 at 7:25 pm

      They are certainly setting up the demographics of ER patrons to be predictable.

        4fun in reply to BobF. | March 16, 2020 at 9:19 pm

        Wonder how much it’ll cost the taxpayers when the homeless are flooding the hospitals.

          Subotai Bahadur in reply to 4fun. | March 16, 2020 at 9:35 pm

          After enough businesses fail because of this, complicated further by the inevitable Democrat incompetence, political correctness, and corruption; how many taxpayers will be left?

          Subotai Bahadur

    Milhouse in reply to C. Lashown. | March 17, 2020 at 6:33 pm

    So what exactly do you expect homeless people to do? What would you be able to do if you were homeless?

For people living in san mateo and Hillsborough – ‘ll bet with any odds that dog walkers and joggers will continue to use camp sawyer road to parade their $4000 pedegree dogs, $2000 custom fitted marathon-slippers and $1900 signature nylon designer windbreakers.

Everybody mobs the grocery stores, everything sells out early and so they have to come back the next day to once again find empty shelves. The store’s solution to this is to cut hours, so the mob gets even bigger in the few hours they’re open. Shelves are just as empty after the first few locusts hit. Welcome to the USSR.

PDJT was right about strong immigration and border control. He was right about China (imbalanced trade/too much US reliance on their manufacturing and supply chains etc.) He was right about energy independence. He was and is right about our msm, they are the enemy of the people. He was right about these rat infested big blue cities. He was right about the corrupt politicians, taking billions of $$$ for the big blue cities but never fixing anything. The left is throwing everything they have at him. He’s not only overcoming these issues, he’s creating new paradigms for how government should work. Tying this situation to PDJT was a huge miscalculation for the left. These viruses usually decline swiftly as the weather gets warmer. When the virus does decline, the economy is going to roar back to life. We are America. “America loves a winner, and will not tolerate a loser, this is why America has never, and will never, lose…” – George S. Patton

stevewhitemd | March 16, 2020 at 7:57 pm

Much of the rest of the country is doing this in steps. I’d personally prefer we do it more all at once but this is fine.

I live in far-suburban Chicago and teach medicine at the University of Chicago. Our grocery stores this past weekend looked like North Carolina prepping for a half-inch of snow. Most of our employers have sent workers home where they can; schools have sent students home; the governor closed restaurants and gathering places; and hospitals have geared up. Ours is about ready as are the other big hospitals.

I think (I hope) Chicago will be fine. Don’t know about SF.

I have a serious problem with the gov’t’s mandates. I don’t give a fig about the “emergency”, what I care about are civil rights. Gov’r Newsome, Cameltoe Harris, go to hell!

Oregon shut down all of the beverage container redemption sites which are the sole source of income for the street drunks, junkies, and tweekers. Tonight and tomorrow are going to see the most petty crime in PDX ever. I feel for the EMS guys who are going to see this up close. I guess an early lesson I learned, “make sure the cure isn’t worse than the disease,” was never taught to politicians. So why do I think that they do want it to get this bad? Always ascribe to malice that which comes from a politician’s mouth.

    CapeBuffalo in reply to MajorWood. | March 17, 2020 at 3:08 am

    You are wrong about one thing, the main source of income for the various layabouts you described is the government check that you and I pay them

Michigan’s fat ugly governor placed a clamp down on restaurants, bars and lots of other venues. Most of the people who work at these places aren’t getting paid sick time and unless there’s a drive thru or very strong take out demand the owners will probably go broke before the order is lifted. Nice going fat ugly governor.
I say we as a people should get it on a ballot that ALL campaign money in local, state and federal accounts of every political party and their PAC’s should be immediately confiscated to be shared among those who were put out of a job or bankrupted by these orders. And that is to last at least 8 years until all parties who have been harmed by the order are whole once again.
Additionally if a government official declares a state of emergency (exempting the president and the next 5 or so in line for his office)they MUST spend at least 4 hours every day on the front lines fighting the emergency.
I mean it’s not like governors have their fingers on the nuclear trigger so if we lose a dozen or so to the virus well then too bad so sad.

So, people can still go shopping, seek medical care, go outside for walks or exercise. Homeless people are exempt. This sounds like it is so full of holes a city bus could be driven through them.

And what’s going to happen when some PD officer of sheriff’s deputy decides someone is resisting an order to return to their home? Does the citizen get arrested or shot all in the name of public health?

So, I have house payments. Equipment payments, I am an Employer.
If I don’t work, I don’t eat.
I am not interested in a thousand dollars.
I spent more on materials today alone.
It’s easy to shut down when you have a guaranteed paycheck.

“Shelter in place” in a briar patch of AIDS-infected needles and human excrement? That’s one way to reduce your carbon footprint.

Hey … it’s California … who gives a shit? Maybe you people should do something other than bitching for the hell of it.