Please be advised that this afternoon, health officers from the city of Berkeley and six Bay Area counties--Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, and Marin--announced a "shelter in place" restriction for all residents in response to the rapid spread of the coronavirus. The order restricts residents from leaving their homes, except for essential needs necessary for residents' health and safety.
How long is the order in effect?
The restrictions go into effect tonight at midnight and will last until April 7. The county health officers noted that the order can be amended to end later or sooner, depending on the situation.
What will stay open?
According to the order, the following businesses will stay open: health care operations; businesses that provide food, shelter, and social services, and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals; fresh and non-perishable food retailers (including convenience stores); pharmacies; child care facilities; gas stations; banks; laundry businesses and services necessary for maintaining the safety, sanitation and essential operation of a residence.
Want more information?
Click here to read about the order in the San Jose Mercury News
Click here to read the official order in its entirety
As always, please feel free to contact me or our office if we can be of any assistance to you or help answer any questions you may have. While our physical office is closed, we are working remotely and are here to answer your questions and continue member services!
Please be well and healthy!