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After shelter-in-place orders went into impact at midnight in six Bay Space counties, many individuals are actually making an attempt to kind out what they will and might’t do.

Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties are asking residents to remain dwelling apart from important wants, resembling to get meals or go to the physician. Stepping outdoors for recent air or to get some train on a stroll or run can be allowed so long as it is not performed in a bunch, and you keep at the very least six ft other than others.

SFGATE has heard from many readers questioning in the event that they’re allowed to ride a bike, and we got down to get the reply.

“Biking is OK because it maintains social distancing,” Andy Lynch, a spokesperson for San Francisco Mayor London Breed’s workplace, stated. “You are able to do it for train or important wants. However it’s the identical coverage for different out of doors actions. Sure, individuals ought to train for psychological and bodily well being, however they need to keep social distance of at the very least six ft from others and never do it in a bunch. It’s best to wash your arms after the exercise.”


Lynch added that if you go on a bike ride with one other individual, it needs to be somebody you’re self-quarantining with at dwelling. If it is an individual outdoors your family, you ought to keep a distance of six ft.

The shelter-in-place order will stay in impact via April 7. Lynch stated whereas every jurisdiction needed to write their very own orders, they’re all usually the identical in every county with a couple of exceptions that do not impression resident’s every day lives. For instance, in San Francisco some building tasks have been allowed to renew regardless of the order.

Discover extra solutions to often requested questions in regards to the shelter-in-place orders on SFGATE.

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