California issues shelter-in-place order

COVID-19 coronavirusDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, California Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday issued Executive Order N-33-20, a shelter-in-place order, which requires anyone living in the state of California to “stay home or at their place of residence except as necessary to maintain continuity of operations of the federal critical infrastructure sectors.”

California residents are permitted to leave their homes for necessities such as obtaining food, prescriptions and health care, but are required to practice proper social distancing during any trips outside their homes to grocery stores, pharmacies, doctor’s offices, etc.

Essential services will remain open, including, but not limited to: grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, food banks, convenience stores, take-out and delivery restaurants, banks, hospitals, and laundromats.

California’s order will remain in effect until further notice.

MacDailyNews Take: Let’s make this time worthwhile and flatten the curve of this pandemic so that those who need medical help to survive can do so in hospitals that are not overwhelmed. Be safe, everyone!

MacDailyNews Note: More info on the Prevention & Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) via the U.S. CDC is here. Track the Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) here.


    1. Thank you sherm66 for all you are doing to acknowledge and help resolve the extreme inequality in your community. In addition to your full support for community programs to provide dignity, education opportunities, and simple public health measures, your volunteer hours are most appreciated. It is so encouraging to see people like you act with Christian values to help fellow man.

      1. By inequality, you must assume every person is equal in every way to the next? We are not…as individuals. Equality of opportunity does not equate to equality of outcome. There is no god given right that anyone deserves that of another.

  1. According to this video – and the man who made it is a constitutional law attorney who was the GOP candidate for California Secretary of State in 2018 – the governor’s order has no legal force. While I do not suggest abandoning all precautions, you’re also not likely to get a ticket for being outside your home (and will be able to beat it if you do).

    1. Leaving your home over the next week or two for anything short of an emergency or a critical food/supply purchase or a solitary walk is the stupidest thing you could do in urban/suburban California right now.

    2. It’s not that you can’t go out, it is that we are all in this together and by minimizing contact for a month or so we can keep each other healthy. Gavin was very clear about this. We are relying on people to help each other, this is not a police action.

  2. I’m doing a ride-a-long for a city police agency in Orange County CA, should be this afternoon. We are doing a story on how the police are coping with the COVID-19 threat and California lock down. I’ll let you know how it goes.

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