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May 4, 2020 9:36 AM

Updated City Health Order: Allowable Activities

Mayor London N. Breed and Director of Health Dr. Grant Colfax recently announced that San Francisco and six other Bay Area jurisdictions will extend the Stay Home Orders through the end of May in order to maintain progress on slowing the spread of the coronavirus. The new Stay Home Order went into effect at 11:59 pm on May 3, 2020.

In recognition of the gains made to date, the new orders include minor modifications, while keeping social distancing, face covering, and other safety measures in place. While mass gatherings and crowded occasions are still months away from being permitted, the new regional Stay Home orders allow some lower-risk outdoor activities and jobs to resume.

Acceptable recreational activities under the May 4 order include but are not limited to:

-- Walking, jogging, or running
-- Hiking
-- Walking dogs on leash
-- Sunbathing or picnicking (but not at picnic benches or tables) when sufficient
distance is maintained at all times between members of a household and others
not in the same household
-- Bicycling
-- Golf
-- Swimming, surfing, or paddling in the ocean or lakes
-- Exploring rock pools
-- Gardening
-- Meditation
-- Picnics (with members of your household)
-- Boating, kayaking, and sculling (but only in craft used solely individuals or if by
more than one individual, only by members of one household)
-- Paddle boarding, kitesurfing and windsurfing (with the individual’s own
equipment)
-- Skateboarding, including at a skate park
-- Roller-skating and roller blading
-- Archery ranges
-- Tai Chi (individually, not in groups)
--Yoga (individually, not in groups)
-- Bird watching
-- Kite flying
-- Outdoor photography
-- Fishing, including fly casting (as long as social distancing can be maintained at
all times, and there is no sharing of equipment, including rods, reels, tackle or
bait)
-- Individual equestrian activities

Please remember to continue doing your share to help curb the spread of the coronavirus by:

+ Adhering to social distancing guidelines (stay six feet apart)
+ Washing your hands frequently
+ Wearing a mask (recommended)
+ Recreating only with people in the same household

Stay up to date on the City's COVID-19 response by visiting the City's coronavirus information page.

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