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CoronavirusShelter-in-place order extended in Santa Clara County to May 31, with some...

Shelter-in-place order extended in Santa Clara County to May 31, with some easing of restrictions

It’s official: Santa Clara County will continue sheltering in place until May 31. 

The initial shelter in place order began in mid-March and will have gone on for approximately 10 weeks by the time May 31 arrives. Although containment and social distancing efforts anchored by shelter in place measures have flattened the curve and stemmed the local spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, continued sheltering in place is deemed essential by health experts to prevent a situation in which the virus resumes spreading rapidly.

With this extension, however, does come some easing: Construction projects are now uniformly allowed, along with specific businesses that generally function outdoors. As far as the general public goes, some outdoor activities will once again be allowed (see list below…).

The extension pertains not only to Santa Clara County, but to Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and the City of Berkeley. As of yesterday, these 7 jurisdictions had 7,273 diagnosed cases of COVID-19, 266 of which resulted in death.

Area residents can expect the easing of restrictions to remain incremental and gradual, to stave off any renewed momentum of the virus.

Here is the rundown of what is now allowed:

  • All construction projects (in compliance with safety protocols laid out in the order)
  • All real estate transactions (with open houses and viewings limited)
  • Employees permitted to go back to work can make use of open childcare facilities
  • Whole and retail nurseries, landscapers, gardeners, and other primarily outdoor businesses can open. Restaurants, cafes, and bars are not included in this aspect of the order, even if they offer seating outside. Such food providers can still only offer takeout and delivery.
  • Some outdoor recreational facilities can go back into use, so long as they don’t involve physical contact or shared equipment. Skate parks, for example, can go back into use.

The construction aspect of the new order was championed by County Supervisor Dave Cortese, who convened an ad-hoc committee with leaders from all 7 applicable Bay Area jurisdictions to explore resuming construction.

Note: These local mandates are consistent with the statewide ones. But when in doubt, know that the stricter regulation will prevail.

 

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Eric Shapiro
Eric Shapiro
Eric Shapiro is a writer & filmmaker. As a screenwriter, he’s won a Fade In Award and written numerous feature films in development by companies including WWE, Mandalay Sports Media, Game1, and Select Films. He is also the resident script doctor for Rebel Six Films (producers of A&E’s “Hoarders”). As a journalist, Eric’s won a California Journalism Award and is co-owner and editor of The Milpitas Beat, a Silicon Valley newspaper with tens of thousands of monthly readers that has won the Golden Quill Award as well as the John Swett Award for Media Excellence. As a filmmaker, Eric’s directed award-winning feature films that have premiered at the Fantasia Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, and Shriekfest, and been endorsed by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). Eric’s apocalyptic novella “It’s Only Temporary” appears next to Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” on Nightmare Magazine’s list of the 100 Best Horror Novels of All Time. He lives in Northern California with his wife, Rhoda, and their two sons.

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