Be careful out there

If you go out, take care during the coronavirus crisis

We’re in a coronavirus pandemic. That means you should mostly avoid going out so as not to be exposed to COVID-19 or to spread the virus while not showing symptoms. So listen to state and local public health officials: Wash your hands often and thoroughly. Follow other good hygiene practices. Keep a social distance of at least six feet from other people. And if you’re in a high-risk group—older or with a chronic medical condition including heart disease, diabetes and lung disease—stay at home. More information is available at

Gov. Gavin Newsom and Mayor Darrell Steinberg have called on bars, brewpubs and wineries to close. Many other venues and community groups are cutting back on live events. Some cancellations are happening at the last minute. So before heading out, check with the venue for the most up-to-date information.