What does the California Shelter in Place order mean?

On March 19, 2020, the State Public Health Officer issued an Order to remain sheltered at home. This enforceable Order is intended to preserve the public health and safety of all Californians, and to ensure the health care delivery system is capable of serving all. Up-to-date information about the order can be found on the state’s website

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
  • Hair and nail salons

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1. What is a coronavirus?
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3. Where has the virus spread?
4. How worried should I be?
5. Are we working to contain the virus?
6. Has there been community transmission in the United States?
7. How do I keep myself and others safe?
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9. I am exhibiting symptoms like one would have with COVID019 (fever, cough, shortness of breath) and may have been exposed. What should I do?
10. Who do I contact if I don't have a primary care physician or regular health care provider?
11. How does the coronavirus test work?
12. Can I get tested for the coronavirus?
13. I don't have any symptoms, but I think I may have been exposed to coronavirus. What should I do?
14. Are there medications should I keep on-hand?
15. Should public events be cancelled?
16. What does the California Shelter in Place order mean?
17. Who is considered as "essential workforce" during the California Shelter in Place Order?
18. What should I do if I have concerns about violations of the Stay-At-Home order?