Shelter in Place

The California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health has ordered 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. For questions on what encompasses essential needs click here.

It is important to remember the PURPOSE of the California’s Executive Order N-33-20, which requires all Californians to “shelter-in-place” by remaining at home or at their place of residence, except as necessary to obtain food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary healthcare, or go to an essential job, when seeking guidance on activities that are allowed or prohibited.

The purpose of the order is simply to limit and help prevent the transmission of the novel coronavirus (also referred to as COVID-19). The spirit of the order prohibits all unnecessary activities that are not considered an essential critical infrastructure or essential service that is necessary as a minimum activity to ensure the continuity of functions critical to public health, safety, and security.

For additional questions see the Shelter in Place Order Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Prepared by Nevada County page here.