A California health officer is urging people to just exercise in their own immediate neighborhood and stop visiting family in other households, as local California governments are urging people to avoid worsening the coronavirus outbreak.
In Los Angeles, tracks were closed in Griffith Park and Runyon Canyon Park. The state has also ordered parking spaces closed in dozens of state beaches and parks, including the sites at Point Dume, Topanga and Will Rogers State Historic Park.
“For families in different households, do not include your households right now. As hard as this is, don’t collect in any way outside of immediate households, “Dr. Scott Morrow, San Mateo County health officer, in one statement.
“When it comes to outdoor training, people must certainly come out, but do it in your own immediate neighborhood,” Morrow said. “Do not drive other than providing or getting an important service. Don’t go into other neighborhoods for recreation. This increases the risk of virus spread. ”
The spread of the new corona virus continues its exponential growth. By Wednesday afternoon, 65 people in California had died from COVID-19, and nearly 3,000 cases were reported. Santa Clara County has reported 17 deaths; Los Angeles County, 13; Riverside County, seven; and San Mateo County, five.
Hospitals in California have rushed to prepare for an increase in COVID-19 patients expected to arrive. San Francisco leaders said Wednesday that the city was likely to face a crisis similar to that in New York City and will avoid 1,500 fans and 5,000 hospital beds.
“Our world has changed, and we must stick to the letter and spirit of protection in place to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect our communities. When this is over you will again be able to enjoy the beautiful and superfluous opportunities to be in the nature that surrounds us, ”said Morrow.
In a statement issued Monday night, Morrow punished people who did not take the state-of-residence-home arrangement seriously.
“If you decide to do your own thing and follow your own rules, you respect us all. You spit in the face, and you will contribute to the death that will follow, Morrow said. “For those of you who say, ‘no one tells me what to do’, is now a time to make an exception. You can go back to becoming ornery in the future.”
Parking spaces at state beaches and parks were also ordered closed in the counties of San Diego, Marin, San Mateo and Sonoma, including at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, Half Moon Bay State Beach and Mount Tamalpais State Park.
Several county parks in San Mateo County have also been closed. East of San Francisco, the East Bay Regional Park District announced Wednesday that it would close several parks and parking lots, as well as all picnic areas, sports venues, toilets and playgrounds.
Source -> https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-03-25/coronavirus-warning-dont-visit-family-exercise-only-in-your-area