旧金山湾区六个县星期一(4月27日)联合宣布,居家隔离令(Shelter in Place-SIP)从原计划的5月3日延长到五月底。

六个县包括Alameda、Contra Costa、Marin、San Francisco、San Mateo、Santa Clara,以及具有自己独立公共卫生部门的City of Berkeley。

细节将在本周稍后公布,一些低风险的活动会逐渐减除限制。

旧金山市的市长London Breed举1918的西班牙流感说,当时因为人们摘掉口罩恢复正常生活太早导致疫情复发,旧金山现在每天都有新增病例,因此我们需要格外小心。

我们湾区黄页群最新的调查显示,超过74%的人支持法令延期:

调查:https://sinobayarea.com/polls-for-covid/

联合声明原文(英文):

Later this week, the Public Health Officers of the Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara as well as the City of Berkeley will issue revised shelter-in-place orders that largely keep the current restrictions in place and extend them through May. The new order will include limited easing of specific restrictions for a small number of lower-risk activities.

The shelter-in-place orders in effect across the seven jurisdictions are set to expire on May 3, 2020. Thanks to the collective effort and sacrifice of the 7 million residents across our jurisdictions, we have made substantial progress in slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus, ensuring our local hospitals are not overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases, 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.

The Health Officers will also release a set of broad indicators that will be used to track progress in preparedness and response to COVID-19, in alignment with the framework being used by the State of California. Future easing of restrictions requires that each jurisdiction and various sectors continue to rapidly build critical infrastructure and systems to respond to and control the spread of coronavirus infections and to ensure the health care system’s ability to meet demand.

This global pandemic of COVID-19 is still in its early stages. The virus spreads easily, testing capacity is limited and expanding slowly, and vaccine development is just beginning. We expect to be responding to COVID-19 in our communities for a long time. As effective as our efforts have been, if we move too fast to ease restrictions, the potential of exponential spread could have grave impacts to health and wellness of our residents as well as the economy.

The Health Officers of these seven jurisdictions have been working closely together in leading a unified, regional approach, to protect the health and safety of our residents. Details regarding this next phase will be shared later in the week, along with the updated order.