San Francisco lockdown coronavirus

San Francisco Lockdown Paints Startling Picture Of Coronavirus Effects

As the San Francisco lockdown enters Day 3, the city’s streets are startlingly empty. The city’s 900,000 residents were forced to shelter in place until April 7th. It could be extended or shortened. People must stay home except for essential needs.

The governor of California issued a “stay at home” order effective Thursday night, and the entire state has changed drastically since then, including San Francisco. Similar rules are in place for the 6 million Bay Area residents in San Mateo, Santa Clara, Marin, Contra Costa and Alameda counties.

Vulnerable populations must stay home. Everyone else must stay home except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job. Here’s what San Francisco looks like during the coronavirus quarantine…

San Francisco Lockdown: Photos & Videos

Downtown San Francisco’s Financial District is a ghost town.

Rush hour in San Francisco is no longer an issue… The roads are empty

And public transport is just as eerily silent and empty.

Restaurants are no longer serving dine-in meals – only takeout or delivery

These photographs of the San Francisco lockdown during lunchtime today show just how quiet the city is. No office workers mean no lunch rush…

Public parks are near-empty, with just a few people exercising. The Public Order rule states that it is OK to go outside for walks or bike rides if you are not in a group.

Most residents are following the order to stay at home

San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott says that “It is a misdemeanor to not comply with the order and as a last resort we will be prepared to enforce.”

Driving over the iconic Bay Bridge is very different during the San Francisco lockdown:

This key bridge links San Francisco with Oakland and other East Bay communities. Nearly 250,000 vehicles pass the bridge daily. Now? It’s yet another landmark standing empty.

See photos of California state in lockdown here, and the Los Angeles lockdown here.

Big 7 Travel Team