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Can You Still Ride a Bike in San Francisco During Shelter In Place?

Shelter-in-place is not a lockdown, and you may still leave your home to ride a bicycle for exercise or for transportation, so long as you maintain social distancing and follow other rules.

You an see the order here. The order is in place to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus, aka COVID-19.

Here are some rules from the order.

  • (i) maintain at least six feet from other individuals, wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds as frequently as possible or using hand sanitizer, cover coughs or sneezes, and not shake hands;
  • (ii) for people with medical conditions, regardless of age, that put them at higher risk of serious complications should they get COVID-19, and other than health care workers and other essential providers, avoid leaving their homes to the extent possible; and
  • (iii) for employers in San Francisco that do not provide essential businesses or government services, take all steps necessary for employees to work remotely from home to the extent possible.

At the time of this article (March 19, 2020), people in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Sonoma counties are supposed to shelter in place until April 7th, 2020.

Other essential activities include getting groceries and filling prescriptions.

For additional information on the pandemic, visit the CDC’s page on Coronavirus.