Stay Home Except for Essential Needs
On Thursday March 19, 2020 Governor Gavin Newsom issued a stay at home order, 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. This is being done to protect the health and well-being of all Californians and to establish consistency across the state in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. Click here to read the Governor’s Executive Order.
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 Is 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.
What Is 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.