Drone footage compares San Francisco streets at the start of the pandemic to now

ByLauren Gee, Lola Chase KGO logo
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Are people actually staying home? Here's what our drone found
Drone footage compares the streets of San Francisco at the start of the pandemic to now from each stay-at-home order.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Are San Franciscans actually staying home amid newest stay-at-home order? We sent DRONEVIEW7 up to the city skies to find out.

At the start of the first stay-at-home order issued in March, San Francisco streets were fairly empty, indicating that people were staying home. Though this time, there are more businesses allowed to open, so it's not too surprising to see a few more people on the road.

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Bay Area landmarks that are typically teeming with residents and visitors are devoid of people and traffic during the region's prolonged COVID-19 shelter-in-place health order.

DRONEVIEW7 captured footage of San Francisco's I-280 and along the Embarcadero in the early days of the pandemic. Nearly nine months later, traffic looks oddly similar.

What do you think, are people following the rules?

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