BREAKING: San Francisco mayor orders 24-hour curfew

March 16, 2020

San Francisco issued a public health order Monday instructing all residents to stay home.  The most drastic response in the United States to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 to date, the order prohibits recreational activity outside of “essential needs,” which include trips to the grocery store, visits to the doctor, caring for family members in another household, among other activities.

According to Mayor London Breed’s office, the measure begins at midnight Tuesday and lasts until April 7 or until it is extended.

Breed acknowledged the role such a disruption to routine will have, but emphasized the importance of community health and safety.

“We know these measures will significantly disrupt people’s day to day lives, but they are absolutely necessary,” Breed said in a statement. “This is going to be a defining moment for our city and we all have a responsibility to do our part to protect our neighbors and slow the spread of this virus by staying at home unless it is absolutely essential to go outside. I want to encourage everyone to remain calm and emphasize that all essential needs will continue to be met. San Francisco has overcome big challenges before and we will do it again, together.”

Essential stores remaining open include banks, grocery stores, gas stations and pharmacies, according to Breed’s office. Restaurants will be limited to take out only while gyms, venues and bars will close.

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13 Comments

13 Responses to “BREAKING: San Francisco mayor orders 24-hour curfew”

  1. Teresa on March 16th, 2020 8:44 pm

    So sad that the public rolling over and allowing this

  2. Courtney Freeman on March 16th, 2020 10:16 pm

    People should be in a complete uproar over this! If they do this in my state there is no way I will EVER comply!

  3. Kristopher Knapp on March 17th, 2020 1:22 am

    I will not comply if they implement this here in ct

  4. Demetrius Spearman on March 17th, 2020 9:36 am

    I think she’s making the right decision.i don’t like it,but don’t like the idea of 3/4 of the bay area populace becoming infected with this virus.hopefully,they find a cure soon.

  5. Rodney Garrett on March 17th, 2020 9:17 pm

    I think its a good thing but as we now people is not going to listing for their safety but its serious the corono virus is a on going thing we all need to do this together and let this pass on life is important. So people lets think about our lifes and orher peoples to god bless us all thanks london breed our mayor of sf ca .

  6. No Name on March 18th, 2020 9:15 am

    Only a few people expressed outrage. Now I understand why Jews were wearing Stars on sleeves and lined up when they were told during WWII. No Thank you! I will not buy a year supply of toilet paper. I will not stop my activities (going for a run with my son right after and skiing with my daughter tomorrow) because some mayor is thinking I’m spreading something. I went skiing yesterday. Unless you wanted COVID, there was no way to get it. You could have 3 chairs to yourself. Everyone is wearing mask on the face, as they always do from wind and snow. No food services, rental or ski school, as it should be. Tons of snow. Perfect! I wonder what people who rent one room do. How many suicides SF is willing to endure in the name of COViD?

  7. Managing Editor on March 18th, 2020 12:13 pm

    This comment reeks of superficial understanding of both history and the preventable nature of the virus. Shame on you.

  8. James on March 19th, 2020 4:52 pm

    What up world, yeah its not looking to bright for us, but there is still great hope,
    Us as people, need to request that all of our world leaders need to pray for us there our over seerers and God is there’s amen

  9. Linda Plasse on March 23rd, 2020 12:13 pm

    I normally would be the first to tell them NO.But unfortunately now that I have COPD .A RESPIRATORY VIRUS LIKE THIS IF I DO COME IN CONTACT IT WILL BE ALMOST SURE DEATH TO ME! IM SORRY BUT I DONT WANT TO GO OUT LIKE THAT .NOT AFTER THE BATTLES IVE WON IN MY LIFE .TO LET IGNORANCE AND PRIDE TO END MY LIFE IS STUPID THANK YOU

  10. anita acosta on March 24th, 2020 4:35 pm

    As much as I hate being home I completely understand what’s going on and I am doing what I have to do to stay healthy. I’m in Santa Clara county and its hit us pretty hard. I haven’t left my house in 3 days. Unfortunately I have to go out today to get my fur babies food. Wish me luck

  11. Raul.Ramos on March 24th, 2020 5:44 pm

    I agree on all the preventive measures we are doing, but there’s one we forget to be aware of is, one of the most transmitter or contaminants of this CORONA Virus is MONEY that really circulates and very deadly in our prescence. For the people to be aware of this silent carriers of the COVID-19.

  12. justine barajas on March 27th, 2020 4:52 pm

    Im in sf and most people are not doing anything differently then they have been, some are trying to keep inside unless they need to go out. Then there are homeless and most are clueless to what is going on in the world today which is sad and scary all at the same time.
    Im confussed at how the city claims to have hotel rooms and rvs yet calling 311 today im told this is for people that are infected only .Not homeless people?
    The stations for washing hands are empty? Why?
    As I see it this is only important to ensure those that have money , to ensure they are taken care of .
    Then to let of inmates which most are homeless only adds more risks to public. It makes the spread of the virus to happen fadter to more people less fortunate.
    Then as of we have nothing to deal with , there is what is happening with climate issues and all the earth quicks and volcanoes that are happening in all the other crazy weather issues that were experiencing today on top of this virus that’s killing at thousands and millions of people a day wow guess the human race really never learn from the past events. What a shame we I think that we are so smart when in actuality we really so stupid.

  13. reynaldo alfonso on March 28th, 2020 1:07 pm

    LIKE I SAY TAKE A COPA OF THE TEA OF LIFE JUST LIKE A COPA OF COFEE, THE NAME OF THE PLANT IS OCALIXTO AND YOU CAN FIND IT ON OMOST ON AVRY STREET ON SF. THET TREE IS KIND OF WITE AND IT GOES STRAIGHT TO YOU INMUNE SESTEM, THE LEAS JUST TEST LIKE SweeT PINE TREE, YOU CAN MASS IT. JUST 4 LEAS.

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