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When does the stay at home order go into effect and how long will we stay home? What areas of the state are covered?
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.
As of May 8, the stay home order was modified. In addition to essential activity, retail is allowed, along with the infrastructure to support it. As of May 12, offices, limited services, and outdoor museums are also permitted to open.


What's open statewide?

Essential services that protect public health, public safety, and provide essential needs 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 

  • Childcare

  • Essential state and local government functions will also remain open, including law enforcement and offices that provide government programs and services.

Retailers can open statewide. All will require modifications to support social distancing. This includes:

  • Shopping malls

  • Libraries

  • Movie theaters and drive-in theaters (with modifications)

  • Bookstores

  • Jewelry stores

  • Toy stores

  • Clothing and shoe stores

  • Home and furnishing stores

  • Sporting goods stores

  • Florists


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