“The California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health is ordering all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence except as needed to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sectors.

Everyone in California is required to stay home except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job.”

As written, there isn’t an exception for “getting outdoors” for a walk, hike or other elective exercise (as there was for the Bay Area order).  If you do have to go out, keep at least 6 feet from others.  And while the order takes immediate effect, there is no defined end date.

Please lead by example and stay safe.

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  1. Posted by SocketSite

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    • Posted by SocketSite

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  2. Posted by john downey

    So can we go to the GG park for a run. bike ride or not? Why is everything so confusing.

    • Posted by Anna

      Supposedly outdoor activity/exercise is allowed – as long as you keep your six-feet apart. But a friend brings up a good point – if you get into an accident, you go to the ER…which defeats the whole point of not wanting to overwhelm hospitals. To SocketSite – thank you for reminding your readers. As someone who is immune compromised, I’m terrified of getting sick!

      • Posted by Brahma (incensed renter)

        And thanks to the Stay at Home Order, there are vastly fewer SUVs (and other motor vehicles) careening around The City’s streets, so it’s a lot less likely that you’ll get clipped by one of them while you are pursuing your outdoor activity/exercise and have to go to the emergency room.

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