Gov. Gavin Newsom orders Californians to stay home except for essential needs to reduce spread of COVID-19

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The California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health is ordering all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence, except as needed to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sectors, critical government services, schools, childcare, and construction, including housing construction.

  • How long will we stay home?
    • This went into effect on Thursday, March 19, 2020. The order is in place until further notice.
  • What can I do? What’s open?
    • Essential services will remain open such as:
      • Gas stations
      • Pharmacies
      • Food: Grocery stores, farmers markets, food banks, convenience stores, take-out and delivery restaurants
      • Banks
      • Laundromats/laundry services
      • Essential state and local government functions will also remain open, including law enforcement and offices that provide government programs and services.
  • What’s closed?
    • Dine-in restaurants
    • Bars and nightclubs
    • Entertainment venues
    • Gyms and fitness studios
    • Public events and gatherings
    • Convention Centers
  • Where does this apply?
    • This is in effect throughout the State of California.

Read the full Executive Order and additional information on the State’s website at

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