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At a 1:00 PM Press Conference, a mandatory “shelter in place” order for all residents beginning Tuesday for the next three weeks is expected to be announced, as public health officials try to stop the spread of coronavirus across the Bay Area. All nonessential businesses will be closed and nonessential travel prohibited. Residents would be permitted to leave home only to buy food or other necessary supplies, to seek medical care or to provide care to others. Elective medical procedures and routine appointments will be canceled.
The directive will begin at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday and involves San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin, Contra Costa and Alameda counties — a combined population of more than 6.7 million. It is to stay in place until at least April 7.
It's not immediately clear how the directive will be punished or enforced.
The order will reportedly affect all non-essential gatherings of any size, along with non-essential travel “on foot, bicycle, scooter, automobile or public transit.” It will allow for shopping for necessary supplies, accessing health care and providing aid to family and friends who need assistance.
Press Conference at 1 PM: Seven Bay Area Health Officers will issue a region-wide order to slow the spread of #COVID19.
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