(KION and CBSSF) Public health officers in several Bay area counties and the City of Berkeley said they will issue revised Shelter in Place this week and extend them through May.
Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties orders are expected to ease some restrictions for lower-risk activities, but more details will be shared later this week along with the updated orders.
The orders were expected to expire on May 3, but the health officers said in a joint statement that current measures have slowed the spread of COVID-19, preventing hospitals from being overwhelmed and saving lives.
“At this stage of the pandemic, however, it is critical that our collective efforts continue so that we do not lose the progress we have achieved together. Hospitalizations have leveled, but more work is needed to safely re-open our communities. Prematurely lifting restrictions could easily lead to a large surge in cases,” said the health officers in the statement.