Effective May 3, 2020, the following San Francisco Bay Area counties will extend their existing shelter-in-place orders through May 31, 2020: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, Santa Clara, and San Mateo.
In addition to extending the shelter-in-place orders, the counties have relaxed the closing and shutdown of some types of businesses, specifically construction and outdoor businesses.
The most dramatic change is that construction and outdoor businesses may reopen.
Construction is divided into two classes: small construction or large construction projects.
Small Construction is defined as:
Large Construction is defined as:
All Construction, no matter the size of the project, must follow strict protocols each with more than 20 steps to implement which can be found in Appendix B-1 and B-2 of each county’s order. The protocols in B-1 and B-2 are extensive. Special care should be taken to review and comply with these protocols.
Outdoor Business is defined as a business that primarily operates outdoors such as wholesale and retail plant nurseries, agricultural operations, garden centers; and service providers that primarily provide outdoor services such as landscaping and gardening services and environmental site remediation services.
All Essential Businesses and Outdoor Businesses (both those who have been operating and will now reopen) must do the following:
All persons over the age of 12 are required to wear face masks pursuant to the extended shelter-in-place orders and county health orders regarding face coverings. For example, Alameda County Order No. 20-08 found here details that masks shall be worn when interacting with others outside the home such as in lines while shopping, riding transit, and working as an essential provider.
Failure to comply with the shelter-in-place orders is still punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both.
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