The directive will require people to stay home except for essential travel and will last until April 7, the mayor said.
- The San Francisco Bay Area will be directed to “shelter in place” at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday until April 7 in an attempt to contain the coronavirus outbreak.
- The order will require residents to remain indoors except for essential travel, like going to get groceries.
- The shelter-in-place order is different from a full lockdown, which would prohibit people from leaving their homes without government permission.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed tweeted on Monday that residents would be required to stay home “except for essential needs.”
Effective at midnight, San Francisco will require people to stay home except for essential needs.
Necessary government functions & essential stores will remain open.
These steps are based on the advice of public health experts to slow the spread of #COVID19.
— London Breed (@LondonBreed) March 16, 2020