On Monday, officials from several counties in the San Francisco Bay Area announced that residents in their counties would be required to comply with a shelter in place order. The order states that all residents of the Bay Area counties need to stay in their homes, only leaving to perform essential activities.
The shelter in place order is aimed at slowing the spread of coronavirus in the San Francisco area. These restrictions are the most extreme measures currently being taken to address the coronavirus crisis. What does shelter in place really mean? Could it become the norm throughout the U.S.? Here's what we know.