NEWSFLASH: Shelter-in-Place Updates | May 1, 2020
#1 Update: Public health officials in several Bay Area counties and cities announced on Monday, April 27, 2020, that the coronavirus shelter-in-place (stay-at-home) order, planned to expire this Sunday, May 3, 2020, will be extended through May 31st. This applies to the following counties and cities:
City of Berkeley
Approximately 7 million residents of the Bay Area have cooperated, slowing down the spread of the coronavirus, and preventing local hospitals from being overwhelmed. However, before we can return to our normal life – that means re-opening our communities, businesses, schools, and services – more work and planning are needed. If we rush to re-open and throw out restrictions, that could easily lead to a large surge in cases.
#2 Update: The Governor of California recently announced that they are considering the possibility of starting the school year earlier, as early as late July or early August. Specific dates have not been determined yet. You are encouraged as parents/guardians to check with your children’s school districts as information may vary.
#3 Update: The Governor announced at the Thursday, April 30th Press Conference that beaches in Orange County (Southern California) will be closed until further notice due to the urgent need for social (physical) distancing to slow down the spread of the virus. This decision was due to many people swarming to beaches in Southern California the week before. Some beaches may be open with restrictions. Beachgoers can participate in recreational activities: walk, run, swim, snorkel, surf, etc. Restrictions: people cannot lay down, sunbathe, sit, do nothing, etc. on the beach. Tents, beach chairs, coolers, umbrellas are not allowed. Please check specific beach or park information before you go. Maintain 6-feet social distancing.
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