Everyone I know is complying with the shelter in place order. Today my husband and I drove to a park to take a walk. Considering that it normally would have been rush hour, there were fewer cars on the road -- I'm guessing maybe a 70% to 90% reduction from usual. There were quite a few people at the park, but again, many less than normal. Some were wearing masks and gloves. Park-goers included two police officers who were talking to each other through their vehicle windows and appeared to be completely unconcerned about monitoring social distancing.
There are still quite a few places where we're allowed to make essential trips (i.e., grocery stores, restaurant take out, banks, hardware stores, gas stations, pharmacies) plus some folks commute to jobs at essential businesses/municipal functions, so it was no surprise to see other human beings.
Passed by two grocery stores on the way home and there were spaces available in the parking lot. No idea if there was still any food inside.
Agree with this because the "borders" of the SF Bay Area area still wide open. Even though we're not supposed to cross county lines or leave the Bay Area, it doesn't look like this is being enforced. Hope that partial containment will reduce cases or at least help delay a spike in community transmission.black_son_of_gray wrote: ↑Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:49 amSummary: I'm fairly sure this won't be as effective as the European lockdowns - it certainly isn't as strictly enforced. But at the same time, maybe it'll get 80+% of the results? No one seems to be flagrantly violating the order, and because of store/restaurant/venue closures, there really isn't much to do besides hang out at home or take a walk anyway. From what I can tell from Wuhan, South Korea, and starting to show up in Italy, the "topping" process of the curve takes about 5 days (same length of time as exposure>symptoms), so I'm hoping by the weekend, there'll be numbers to show that the infection rate has started leveling off in the Bay Area.