March 19, 2020
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.
Read the full Executive Order here (pdf).
How long will we stay home?
This goes 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
- Food: Grocery stores, farmers markets, food banks, convenience stores, take-out and delivery restaurants
- Laundromats/laundry services
Essential state and local government functions will also remain open, including law enforcement and offices that provide government programs and services.
- 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.
In order to assist members with navigating this issue, below please find links to state and federal information resources. In addition to these resources, we urge our Districts to continually review their own local public health agency's guidance for the most update recommendations.
Governor's Office - Executive Order N-25-20
CDPH - Gathering Guidance
CDPH - COVID-19 Response Page
CDPH – COVID-19 Prevention Graphic
CDPH – COVID-19 Alert (Spanish)
CDC – Main COVID-19 Page