Updated: 3/19/20 at 7:24 p.m.
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — In a continued effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, several counties have issued shelter in place orders.
On Thursday night, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a statewide “stay at home” order.
These orders direct residents to stay at home except to perform essential activities necessary for health and safety for individuals and their families.
The first orders were issued in the Bay Area on Monday, impacting Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties.
In the greater-Sacramento region, some counties’ have issued public health orders, which are enforceable by law, while others have issued directives, which are not. Additionally, some cities have issued their own advisories, independently from their county public health department.
The following is a running list of the counties that have issued orders and directives:
Counties That Have Declared Stay At Home Orders
Counties That Have Declared Stay At Home Directives
Cities That Have Declared Stay At Home Recommendations
Counties That Have Not Declared Orders or Directives
San Joaquin County
The shelter in place rules may vary between counties, but generally, residents are directed to stay home as much as possible. You are permitted to leave your home to perform essential activities including:
- Engaging in activities or perform tasks essential to health and safety, or to the health and safety of their family or household members, such as, obtaining medical supplies or medication, visiting a health care professional, or obtaining supplies they need to work from home.
- Obtaining necessary services or supplies for themselves and their family or household members, or to deliver those services or supplies to others, such as food and other grocery and cleaning products.
- Engaging in outdoor activity, provided the individuals comply with Social Distancing Requirements as defined, such as walking, hiking, biking, running or equestrian activities.
- Performing work to provide essential products and services at essential businesses and government entities as well as other nonprofit organizations.
- Caring for a family member or pet in another household.
- Attending private gatherings of not more than six nonrelatives in a home or place of residence. Social distancing should be practiced at all times at such gatherings.
Check your local public health department’s website for specific details about orders issued in your area.