BERKELEY, CA — As coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continue to soar in the East Bay and beyond, health officers from both East Bay counties hint that more restrictions could be enacted. While those are being contemplated, Gov. Gavin Newsom said on Monday that another stay-at-home order is possible.
On Saturday, Santa Clara County announced a 14-day quarantine for residents and visitors who arrive from more than 150 miles away, banned contact sports until at least Dec. 21, reduced the number of customers allowed in stores at a given time, and limited hotels to essential travelers only.
Health officers from Contra Costa and Alameda counties, along with the City of Berkeley, San Francisco, and Marin County quickly issued a joint statement supporting the new order.
The statement reads, “While health officials in neighboring Bay Area counties say they haven’t reached the same critical point as Santa Clara, they may also…