San Francisco prepares to shelter in place for three weeks

In lieu of what you would normally find in this space, we as communicators have decided to bring the topic of the coronavirus pandemic into conversation. San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced today that city residents will be ordered to shelter in place due to the coronavirus pandemic starting at midnight.  This extreme and historic measure – in place for most of the Bay Area – will likely spread across the country.

A summary of Mayor Breed’s order follows. How are preparations being made in your community? Do you foresee having to shelter in place, too? Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.

ORDER OF THE HEALTH OFFICER No. C19-07
ORDER OF THE HEALTH OFFICER
OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO DIRECTING
ALL INDIVIDUALS LIVING IN THE COUNTY TO SHELTER AT THEIR
PLACE OF RESIDENCE EXCEPT THAT THEY MAY LEAVE TO
PROVIDE OR RECEIVE CERTAIN ESSENTIAL SERVICES OR
ENGAGE IN CERTAIN ESSENTIAL ACTIVITIES AND WORK FOR
ESSENTIAL BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT SERVICES; EXEMPTING
INDIVIDUALS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS FROM THE
SHELTER IN PLACE ORDER BUT URGING THEM TO FIND SHELTER
AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TO PROVIDE IT; DIRECTING ALL
BUSINESSES AND GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES TO CEASE NONESSENTIAL OPERATIONS AT PHYSICAL LOCATIONS IN THE
COUNTY; PROHIBITING ALL NON-ESSENTIAL GATHERINGS OF
ANY NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS; AND ORDERING CESSATION OF
ALL NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL.

5 thoughts on “San Francisco prepares to shelter in place for three weeks

  1. I credit local and state officials with taking bold steps even when the federal government is tentative. Fingers crossed this drastic measures has the desired effect. Its success, of course, depends on each and every one of us doing our part to STAY AT HOME. See you all on the other side!

  2. My heart stopped when I heard this news but it is the prudent and smart thing to do. SF will lead the way in flattening the curve. Other cities will follow for as Cali goes, so goes the nation. Log on and live long and prosper, as Spock would say.

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