We are working hard to compile relevant information pertaining to the San Francisco Bay Area to you as we band together to #FlattentheCurve and #StoptheSpread.
March 30, 2020 – San Francisco Bay Area shelter-in-place to continue until May 3. The order to stay at home for all but the most essential errands took effect March 17. Cutting down on person-to-person interactions as much as possible helps to slow the spread of the coronavirus, according to public health officials.
March 26, 2020 – California State Parks today announced it is temporarily closing vehicle access to 59 additional state parks and beaches to avoid dangerous visitation surges and help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This brings the total number of state-operated parks and beaches closed to vehicle access to 98. A list of closures can be found online at www.parks.ca.gov/
Everyone has the responsibility to “Flatten the COVID-19 Curve at Parks.” Avoiding groups of people and maintaining at least 6 feet of distance from others is critical to slowing the COVID-19 pandemic.
As such, please adhere to the following guidance:
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Stay close to home when you get outdoors. This is not the time for a road trip to a destination park or beach.
- Venture out only with people in your immediate household.
- Walk around the neighborhood and enjoy neighborhood parks.
- Always maintain a physical distance of 6 feet or more when recreating in the outdoors. If you cannot maintain physical distancing, leave the park.
- Do not congregate in parks.
March 25, 2020 – Six Bay Area counties announced an extension of the region’s school closure through May 1. The closure extension will affect schools overseen by the Alameda County Office of Education, Contra Costa County Office of Education, Marin County Office of Education, San Francisco Unified School District, San Mateo County Office of Education and the Santa Clara County Office of Education.
March 19, 2020 – Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered all Californians to stay home and leave only for essential trips.
March 17, 2020 – Santa Cruz, Monterey, Sacramento, and Sonoma counties issue a shelter-in-place order.
March 16, 2020 – San Francisco and five other Bay Area counties (Contra Costa, Marin, Alameda, Santa Clara and San Mateo) issued a shelter-in-place order. This means residents need to say home, except to transport food or medicine. Residents will still be allowed to take a walk, exercise or take a pet out to use the bathroom as long as people remain at least six-feet away from others who are not a member of their own household. Restaurants will still be allowed to serve customers through takeout and delivery. Essential government services including fire, police, transit and health care will also continue to operate.
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Check out the following updates, tips, and recommendations for the well-being of you and your family.
Project Baseline California COVID-19 Risk Screening and Testing
If you are interested in getting tested for COVID-19, complete an online screener based on guidelines from public health officials. Based on the responses and testing kit availability, you will learn whether you qualify for testing through this program at this time.
Recipes for the Family
- Pregnant or need non-COVID-19 related medical treatment?
Here’s what you need to know.
- Monitrice Service
Elizabeth von der Ahe
- The Baby Manual™ FREE Baby Care Courses for New Parents
- Britax FREE one-on-one virtual car seat checks for new parents (any brand)
- National Domestic Violence Hotline https://www.thehotline.org/
Safety Alert: Computer use can be monitored and is impossible to completely clear. If you are afraid your internet usage might be monitored, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 or TTY 1−800−787−3224.
- Child Sexual Abuse Prevention – Darkness to Light
- Muni Services, Paratransit, Parking Information
- Cash Toll Collection
Toll booths on the region’s seven state-owned toll bridges, including the Bay Bridge, will be unstaffed starting March 20. The others are the Antioch, Benicia-Martinez, Carquinez, Dumbarton, Richmond-San Rafael and San Mateo-Hayward bridges.Drivers who normally pay tolls with cash are told to continue through booths without stopping. Their license plates will be photographed and they will receive a toll notice in the mail at the address where the vehicle is registered with the DMV. Notices will say “Toll Violation Notice” but include only the toll amount, according to a release. FasTrak users will not see a difference in their statements.
Click here for more information on SF public transportation parking enforcement.
Medical Workers Needed
Hospitals risk becoming overwhelmed. Anyone with health care experience can register at healthcorps.ca.gov to help staff new facilies.
Medical Supplies Needed
- #GetMePPE Bay Area
- Sutter Health
- Santa Clara Valley Medical Foundation
- Asian Health Services
- North East Medical Services (NEMS)
For more facilities and information on how to donate medical supplies, please click here.
- Donate to help San Franciscans most impacted by COVID-19
- Food Banks
Support Local Businesses
Small Business Relief Programs
Businesses with between one and five employees can apply for up to $10,000 in emergency funding to help cover rent and employee salaries.
Keep hands clean and fresh smelling at home and away with their Clean Hand Sprays, formulated with 70% alcohol and scented with natural aromas from essential oils and fruit extracts.
Find things that you need to entertain your kids at home, to dress your children in as the weather gets warmer, or to give as a gift to that friend you’ve been thinking about.
Save Our Faves
Buy a gift card to your favorite SF Bay Area restaurants during the shelter-in period.
MIXT & Split
You can choose to donate an amount to your order to help someone eat. Any excess proceeds will be donated to Chefs to End Hunger. If you are in need, the following discount codes may be used at mixt.com, on MIXT app, or at spliteats.com for pick up orders: wegotyou25 for 25% off, wegotyou50 for 50% off, wegotyou100 for a free meal (up to $15).