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The order went into effect on Thursday, March 19, 2020. The order is in place until further notice. It covers the whole state of California, and it exempts activity as needed to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sectors, critical government services, schools, childcare, and construction.


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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


Can the Order be changed?

Yes. The State Public Health Officer may issue orders as needed – for example if more information emerges about the public health situation – and issue new orders and directives as conditions warrant.


How does this order interact with local orders to shelter in place? Does it supersede them?

This is a statewide order.