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Bay Area counties ordering shelter-in-place amid coronavirus

Original post made on Mar 16, 2020

Six Bay Area counties will institute a shelter-in-place order Tuesday in an effort to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, San Francisco Mayor London Breed said Monday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, March 16, 2020, 1:44 PM

Comments (16)

Posted by Bill
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Mar 16, 2020 at 1:52 pm

A big thank you to the employees at Raleys, who have been working like crazy to keep stock on the shelves while exposing themselves to hundreds of people coming in and out.

Posted by tim
a resident of Avignon
on Mar 16, 2020 at 2:13 pm

Will armed guards be restricting travel?

If county politicians really wanted to help their resident out during this crisis, they would eliminate the next installment of our property taxes.

Posted by Senor Citizen
a resident of Danville
on Mar 16, 2020 at 3:36 pm

There's givers and there's takers in our society - as is evident in the first two comments.

Be a giver.

Posted by Karl Aitken
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Mar 16, 2020 at 3:39 pm


Great call out!

I could not agree more!!!

Posted by Elderly Shelterer
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Mar 16, 2020 at 4:51 pm

Walmart, though unpopular with many, earns a mention with a disinfection cleaning cart roaming the aisles as shoppers made their selections in the grocery store on Sunday.
And kudos to the sweet young woman who saw me in the aisle, and asked if I needed help with anything. She is what a village is all about. Thank you.

Posted by H.O.
a resident of Canyon Creek
on Mar 16, 2020 at 4:59 pm

Why are you all jamming the supermarkets today, Monday, March 16th? We've had weeks of this news, why today? Why haven't you been food shopping before? Supermarkets are NOT closing. Why are you behaving like today is the last day of a food supply?
And you're all crowding the stores, subjecting yourselves to others in close proximity. Smart. Yesterday, supermarket parking lots were half full. Today, people are parking in fire lanes outside 99 Ranch and other supermarkets. You'll be able to go to the supermarket everyday from now forward. People aren't intelligent-just an observation.

Posted by Karl Aitken
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Mar 16, 2020 at 5:31 pm

I am referring to the great job done when I went in early Friday morning after being out of the country for 2 weeks. I needed all of the basics and the stockers and checkout people were very positive and helpful. Even on Friday it was clear there were challenges keeping some shelves stocked.

H.O. - don't assume things and then show anger based on wrong assumptions.

I think Bill, myself and others are just trying to tell a group of people with difficult jobs that we appreciated them.

Posted by Member
a resident of Kottinger Ranch
on Mar 16, 2020 at 7:54 pm

I am wondering if Government will allow an extension of this year’s tax return deadline. I have yet to meet with my CPA to take care the filing.

Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Mar 16, 2020 at 10:14 pm

According to all of the six county health experts, "all millennials should stay home, that they are the most dominant age group spreading the Corona virus". The Millennial age group was born in the years 1980 - 1994. Their age group is 26 years old to 40 years old.

Posted by Jake Waters
a resident of Birdland
on Mar 16, 2020 at 10:27 pm

This is a very good article that supports what we are asked to do and the facts to support it. Give it a read:

Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now
Politicians, Community Leaders and Business Leaders: What Should You Do and When?

Web Link

Posted by Pleasanton
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Mar 17, 2020 at 1:38 am

@ Member - fax it to them and call. the state can't wait for you to pay them with prop 13 failing.

Posted by Pleasanton
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Mar 17, 2020 at 1:42 am

@ Tim - if prop 13 had not failed that might have been an option but now the state can't offer socialist-like deals. we need all your money and more to pay dearly for not passing prop 13.

Posted by Pete
a resident of Downtown
on Mar 17, 2020 at 6:41 am

Per Gavin Useless tax deadline is now June 15th.

Posted by Herb Ritter
a resident of Downtown
on Mar 17, 2020 at 6:52 am

Great summary Article by the weekly. Through “take out” and “delivery” services, (ie. DoorDash) make sure to patronize our local restaurants who are here to support our community.

Check out Restaurant Directories>>
Pleasanton Downtown Association Web Link
Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce
Web Link

Be safe my friends as we shelter in place for non essential activities.

Posted by sanity
a resident of Amador Estates
on Mar 17, 2020 at 10:13 am

I saw that hourly workers could apply for unemployment while their jobs are shut down, but I wonder if there will be any consideration for small business owners who have their shops shuttered during this crisis? Retail and Industrial space in Pleasanton is way too expensive to sit idle. How will business owners pay their rent?

Posted by Becky Dennis
a resident of Foxborough Estates
on Mar 17, 2020 at 10:37 am

The Small Business Administration offers loans and grants to businesses impacted by declared Covid-19 disaster areas. Visit the SBA’s website for more information.
Web Link

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