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Coronavirus weekend update: More parks close, Santa Clara County cases reach 1,148

Original post made on Apr 5, 2020

A roundup of coronavirus news in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. The latest available data shows Santa Clara County has 1,148 cases and 39 deaths; San Mateo County has 538 cases and 13 deaths.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, April 4, 2020, 10:12 AM


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Posted by CovidKis
a resident of Monta Loma
on Apr 5, 2020 at 11:35 am

I should have done this long ago. In pandemics you need to act fast. Not wait and see if the people will do the right thing. Follow China and Taiwan. They did the right thing. They did it fast

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Posted by Mission Peakers Now Ranchers
a resident of another community
on Apr 5, 2020 at 11:54 am

I'm a Hayward resident and regular hiker of Mission Peak, usually getting up 2-3 times a week either solo or maybe with a friend or two, keeping 6 feet apart. That trail is now complete bedlam.

In the past 10 days I cannot tell you how many times inconsiderate people got too close, coughed or blew huge gasping breaths as the passed, or even spit! What's up with the spitting runners?
It's been like a constant barrage of people getting way too close. No More.

Staring next sunny day we'll be moving our usual "Hiking operations" to Rancho San Antonio in Cupertino. It sounds well managed, plus there's a Trader Joes right next door, so, BONUS!

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Posted by So Clueless
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Apr 5, 2020 at 1:21 pm

Are you serious?!?! Please DO NOT come all the way from Hayward to Rancho and by all means do not think about going to our stores. If people were coughing around you you may have been exposed. You could be transmitting it without knowing.

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Posted by the mid-pen guy
a resident of Bailey Park
on Apr 5, 2020 at 1:53 pm

> Are you serious?!?!

No, you're being trolled. I'm pretty sure the high end east bay hikers don't normally visit the MV Voice website, choose a topic about closures and post in a sophomoric way (spitting?) that they're trolling you...

" .... *we'll* be moving *our* usual "Hiking operations" ... "

C'mon, it doesn't pass the smell test. "spitting"?

It's well-constructed to engender a response. We know who posted this.

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Posted by Selfishness
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Apr 5, 2020 at 2:27 pm

It seems so many are just being selfish, only after their own purpose.
Grow up, stay home.

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Posted by The Business Man
a resident of Castro City
on Apr 5, 2020 at 4:23 pm

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Posted by Easy Fix for Rancho
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Apr 6, 2020 at 5:05 am

San Mateo County now has a policy that states you should not exercise more than 5 miles from your residence. I think this is a prudent measure that other counties should follow. a 5 Mile radius around Rancho includes Los Altos, Cup, MV and SV. Put up a signs along Critso Rey that state nobody will be admited without proof of residence in one of those cities.

The community mixing people worry about is reduced. That really is going on despite trolls and denials, I know this for a fact, anecdotally, 3 individuals I work with in Fremont are coming to Rancho. I'm not sure if that means it's widespread or not, but it is going on at some level.

Along with reducing opportunities for community mixing, it would also address some of the over-crowding issues.

One ranger at the gate checking IDs would do the trick, like at Foothills Park.

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Posted by If only it were a mountain lion
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Apr 6, 2020 at 6:40 am

If the coronavirus was a mountain lion MidPen would have closed Rancho San Antonio down already. They closed the park very quickly due to an unlikely but possible danger to the public when a lion was simply seen on the trails, though no humans have been killed by a mtn lion in this area since...forever? It was a prudent act to protect the community at large who might come into the park.

Maybe if Midpen could SEE the coronavirus swirling around in the air on their trails they would understand the threat to the community at large. Coronavirus is infinitely more dangerous to us than a mountain lion, but I guess if MidPen cannot see the danger, in their mind's it does not exist. They won't even consider closing the parking lots to help stop the spread of coronavirus, but they shut the whole park down if a lion, which are omnipresent in those hills, is even seen.

What's more dangerous, a mtn lion walking the trail, or coronavirus aerosols swirling in the air on the crowded trails and being transported into other communities?

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Posted by Hey...
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Apr 6, 2020 at 4:58 pm

They did close Rancho because someone saw a mtn lion, that's right. A guess a lion might kill you. "I'm not afraid of no tiny virus" LOL!