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Common Questions About Governor’s Stay At Home Order

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Governor Gavin Newsom’s office has put out some answers to common questions being asked about his “Stay at Home” directive.

Read the earlier story here. The common questions are below:

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.

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.

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.

More information will be released over the coming days.