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March 20, 2020 8:25 AM

Governor Newsom Announces Statewide “Stay at Home” Order

State's “Stay at Home” Order issued by the CA State Public Health Officer orders all living in California to stay home, with few exceptions. Work allowed must be critical to the health and well-being of the population.

Immediately following the Los Angeles County “Safer at Home” order that further restricted gatherings, and closed malls and shopping centers, children’s playgrounds, and non-essential retail businesses, Governor Gavin Newsom announced Thursday evening, March 19, a statewide “Stay at Home” order.

Effective at 11:59 PM on March 19, 2020, the same effective date of the LA County Order, the California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health ordered all individuals living in the California to stay home except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of the federal critical infrastructure sectors, as outlined at https://www.cisa.gov/critical-infrastructure-sectors.

The order excludes workers at grocery stores, restaurants, health care providers, or other specific services recognized to be critical to the health and well-being of the population, provided they practice social distancing. The order also allows people to leave their homes to obtain food or medical attention for themselves and their families, or to go to work for or facilitate one of the approved businesses.

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