Mar 27 2020

Exercise Outdoors Must Include a Six Foot Distance from Others

ADVISORY: About AC Alert – Stay at Home Message

The City of Piedmont has received questions regarding the AC Alert Message sent to community members on March 27, 2020. 

The question most often asked is whether community members are allowed out of their homes to exercise. The answer is yes, exercise is permitted, so long as you are maintaining a safe distance of six feet from people who aren’t in your household. However, gathering on fields and in parks is not permitted.

Below is an image of signs which were posted around Piedmont today emphasizing this message. 
Residents are encouraged to visit the city’s web site at for details on Covid-19 and specifically the rules regarding sheltering in place.

John O. Tulloch, Assistant City Administrator / City Clerk City of Piedmont, 120 Vista Avenue, Piedmont, CA 94611, (510) 420-3041

2 Responses to “Exercise Outdoors Must Include a Six Foot Distance from Others”

  1. They could have said that in the alert sent out yesterday instead of implying that anyone found on the street would be sent home or cited. Our public officials need to show a little sensitivity to what people are going through right now.

  2. Think it was the right message! I’ve watched groups of teens walking around shoulder to shoulder. Adult friends out for a walk, again closely side by side, also groups, including families, at Hampton Field, hanging out, playing ball, etc. I think that’s what the message was about. Lots and lots of people in Piedmont, including adults, ignoring the current rules for safety. Like there was nothing going on in the world. Or that they’re just immune from it. People will be going through lots more if they get sick. Didn’t really need a lot of sensitivity in the message that people in Piedmont need to take things seriously.

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