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Old 03-17-2020, 12:34 PM
 
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My understanding is that one is allowed to take a walk around one's own neighborhood for fresh air, physical/mental exericise/health as long as one practices social distancing.
Is one allowed to drive ~1 hour away from home to a non-crowded park to walk/hike again practicing social distancing, Or the very act of distant travel not allowed as risky (unless essential activity)?
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Old 03-17-2020, 02:02 PM
 
Location: A safe distance from San Francisco
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My understanding is that one is allowed to take a walk around one's own neighborhood for fresh air, physical/mental exericise/health as long as one practices social distancing.
Is one allowed to drive ~1 hour away from home to a non-crowded park to walk/hike again practicing social distancing, Or the very act of distant travel not allowed as risky (unless essential activity)?
Weblink copy/paste any sources to answer question. Thank you.
I don't think that scenario is addressed specifically, but there's no way they can or should prevent that.

If/when the day comes where "the state" wields the power to micromanage your movements to that degree, then we'll have a much bigger problem than this or any virus could bring.
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Old 03-17-2020, 02:11 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Probably not because you're not supposed to leave the county unless it's for "essential activities".

This is what is said for CC County: https://cchealth.org/coronavirus/pdf...-0316-2020.pdf
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Old 03-17-2020, 03:05 PM
 
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Probably not because you're not supposed to leave the county unless it's for "essential activities".

This is what is said for CC County: https://cchealth.org/coronavirus/pdf...-0316-2020.pdf
that makes sense. what if while driving an hour out you break down and then you are stuck in a more exposed infecting situation. was driving an hour out then too high a risk. was it an essential activity
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Old 03-17-2020, 03:53 PM
 
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I'm from Sacramento and I think we'll be joining this order soon. Is this more of a strong suggestion to shelter in place vs a lawful order? How do cities dictate what functions are essential? In an article I read it said gig and grocery workers would need to continue to work. Seems like that makes who needs to be sheltered very subjective.
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Old 03-17-2020, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Richmond, CA
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I'm from Sacramento and I think we'll be joining this order soon. Is this more of a strong suggestion to shelter in place vs a lawful order? How do cities dictate what functions are essential? In an article I read it said gig and grocery workers would need to continue to work. Seems like that makes who needs to be sheltered very subjective.
The restrictions are enforceable by law, but police announced that it is expected that people will voluntarily comply. The directive has clear explanations of what is and is not allowed. Here is what the City and County of San Francisco released: https://sf.gov/stay-home-except-essential-needs
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Old 03-17-2020, 10:16 PM
 
Location: California
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People are encouraged to go outside to walk and hike as long as they don't do it with a group and maintains the 6ft "social distancing" requirement.
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Old 03-18-2020, 04:29 AM
 
Location: A safe distance from San Francisco
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I'm from Sacramento and I think we'll be joining this order soon. Is this more of a strong suggestion to shelter in place vs a lawful order? How do cities dictate what functions are essential? In an article I read it said gig and grocery workers would need to continue to work. Seems like that makes who needs to be sheltered very subjective.
It is much more a strong suggestion than a "lawful" order and since there is an infinite number of scenarios in life involving movement and the reasons for it, interpretation is indeed very subjective. It is also debatable, to say the least, whether this "lawful" order is constitutional and would survive a court challenge.

Shutting down bars, concerts, and big sports events is doable and manageable, but they're not going to start booking individuals into the system for doing what the OP asks about. If the day ever comes when they do, we will know that we have officially become China.
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Old 03-18-2020, 08:20 AM
 
Location: US
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And yet the government continues to ignore N95 face masks. The amount of economic killing we are doing now is certainly less than if we forced factories to mass produce N95 masks. The West is too arrogant, we should be accepting the help from South Korea and learn how they were able to curb it so fast despite being much more dense.
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Old 03-18-2020, 08:19 PM
 
Location: California
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And yet the government continues to ignore N95 face masks. The amount of economic killing we are doing now is certainly less than if we forced factories to mass produce N95 masks. The West is too arrogant, we should be accepting the help from South Korea and learn how they were able to curb it so fast despite being much more dense.
I don't know if we even have factories set up to make these in the USA to be honest. Most are made in China and you can't just snap your fingers and create a factory unfortunately.
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