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Bay Area residents ordered to stay home, starting Tuesday

Original post made on Mar 17, 2020

Residents of six Bay Area counties, including San Mateo and Santa Clara, are being ordered to stay at home for all but "essential reasons" for the next three weeks, as the cases of COVID-19 continue to rise.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, March 16, 2020, 2:56 PM

Comments (15)

7 people like this
Posted by Pv res
a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Mar 17, 2020 at 8:11 pm

I, for one, will probably not stay home. I am a completely healthy adult and do not have any underlying conditions. If I were to get the virus, it would be a good thing because I could then self quarantine and build up immunity, this preventing myself form infecting others. At this point I do not believe this can be legally enforced. We are overreacting to a virus that has killed far fewer people than the flu....


13 people like this
Posted by George Fisher
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Mar 17, 2020 at 8:26 pm

Pv res, how would you know if you have virus? You could contaminate vulnerable people before you knew.


9 people like this
Posted by Not a PV Rez
a resident of another community
on Mar 17, 2020 at 9:20 pm

You have to admit, George -- that statement by "Pv rez" is about as tone deaf as you can get.

It certainly doesn't reflect well on Portola Valley...


9 people like this
Posted by Another PV Rez
a resident of Portola Valley: Ladera
on Mar 17, 2020 at 10:19 pm

pv rez, this is not about your health, it’s about the health of all the people with whom you interact and all the people with whom they interact. Open your mind and think about others. If everyone who is as healthy as you claim to be acted as you are saying you will, the virus will spread exponentially. Do some research and check out the data. Sheltering at home is the only way to slow down propagation. Do you part for all of our sakes.


12 people like this
Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Mar 18, 2020 at 7:53 am

pv rez - If you are going to behave in the way that you describe then please post your name, photo, address, and license plate number so that the rest of us at least have a chance of avoiding contact with you.


8 people like this
Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Mar 18, 2020 at 10:25 am

pv rez - How can you ensure that you are not infected given that people can be infected without currently having symptoms?

During the AIDS epidemic there were a few individuals who behaved as you are behaving and they ended up being super spreaders. If your actions endanger others then your rights become secondary.


5 people like this
Posted by Pv res
a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Mar 18, 2020 at 10:30 am

[Post removed; trollish remarks are annoying enough, but during a public health crisis, they are intolerable. Stop posting on this forum if you intend to continue your absurdist comments.]


16 people like this
Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Mar 18, 2020 at 10:34 am

the WHO writes “people with COVID-19 generally develop signs and symptoms, including mild respiratory symptoms and fever, on an average of 5-6 days AFTER INFECTION"

There are a lot of essential people who are out and about like police, firefighters and health care professionals. You have no right to put them at risk.


12 people like this
Posted by Not a PV Rez
a resident of another community
on Mar 18, 2020 at 10:34 am

Wow -- selfish AND stupid.

You must be making the PV really proud...


10 people like this
Posted by George Fisher
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Mar 18, 2020 at 10:38 am

Even non vulnerable people die, as well as get hospitalized, from the Virus, straining the system, jeopardizing health, and appears to be damaging the economic system and peoples jobs. I don't believe even vulnerable people following guidelines are immune from you. Party on?.


8 people like this
Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Mar 18, 2020 at 11:57 am

Everybody:

PV Rez is a regular troll on these boards. Ignore her.


8 people like this
Posted by George Fisher
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Mar 18, 2020 at 2:35 pm

Someone intentionally playing with critical health crisis for ‘kicks’”?


4 people like this
Posted by Not a PV Rez
a resident of another community
on Mar 18, 2020 at 4:23 pm

There are some really sick puppies out there, George...


3 people like this
Posted by Jack Hickey
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Mar 19, 2020 at 11:33 pm

Are they really going to order gardeners to suspend their activities?
Covid-19: Gardeners
Mark Olbert
March 19, 2020
2:52 pm
4 Comments
Yesterday I posted some notes from the daily County conference call which mentioned that questions involving gardeners were a hot topic on the County help line. But it wasn’t clear from the discussion how the latest shelter-in-place regulation applied to gardeners.

Today I learned the answer from city staff (the question was a popular one on the city help line, too): gardening is not considered an exempt business, so having gardeners working on your property is not allowed.


5 people like this
Posted by Not a PV Rez
a resident of another community
on Mar 20, 2020 at 12:54 am

Do your own gardening for a change, Hickey.

It might be the most productive you have been lately.


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