The existing ‘stay-at-home’ orders for Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, which were slated to expire at 11:59 pm on May 3, have just officially been extended “through the end of May.”

The newly extended orders, however, will allow all previously shuttered construction projects to resume, “as long as specific safety measures are in place,” and all residential moves, which had been restricted, will be allowed.

While in person showings of occupied properties on the market had been prohibited, even when a virtual tour wasn’t available, they’re now only prohibited “when an occupant is present” (but “by appointment with no more than two visitors at a time residing within the same household or living unit and one individual showing the unit,” as was the case previously).

Businesses that operate primarily outdoors, “such as plant nurseries, car washes, and flea markets,” but not including outdoor cafes, bars or restaurants, will be allowed to reopen.  And some outdoor recreational facilities, like skate parks and golf courses, may reopen as well.

And in order to support the employees of businesses that are allowed to reopen, the children of said employees will be granted access to childcare programs.

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by SocketSite

    Two additional key changes, since added above:

    1. All residential moves, which technically had been restricted, will be allowed; and
    2. while in person showings of occupied properties on the market had been prohibited, even when a virtual tour wasn’t available, they’re now only prohibited “when an occupant is present” (but “by appointment with no more than two visitors at a time residing within the same household or living unit and one individual showing the unit,” as was the case previously).

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