‘This is a marathon, not a sprint,’ says Mayor Ashcraft
Two and a half weeks ago, Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered all Californians to stay home, except to work in “essential businesses” or perform “essential services.” I’m proud of Alameda’s effort to comply with these restrictions on our movement, to help slow the spread of COVID-19, especially among our most vulnerable community members and avoid an influx of COVID-19 patients at our hospitals.
Tuesday, March 31, Alameda County joined six other Bay Area health jurisdictions to extend their shelter-in place-order through 11:59 p.m., Sunday, May 3. “The order limits activity, travel and business functions to only the most essential needs,” Alameda County’s Public Health Department announced on its website. According to the department the prior order had been effective in flattening the curve in terms of transmitting COVID-19, but “it is not enough.”