See related story.] Torchbearers along the route around Lake Merritt in Oakland included B.A.R. news editor Cynthia Laird. Torchbearers were given pink triangle masks, gloves, and T-shirts, and were escorted by a volunteer and several motorcycles on their trek to Twin Peaks.
The torchbearers and their entourage were required to adhere to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations and kept six feet apart from each other.