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New! Hotels for Health Care Workers

Starting April 10, frontline health care workers who are exposed to or test positive for COVID-19 can find hotel rooms through the CalTravelStore. Visit this website on April 10 for the phone number to book a room. If hotels want to participate, they can email

Stay home except for essential needs

Everyone in California is required to stay home except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job. If you go out, stay at least 6 feet away from other people. This order began Thursday, March 19, 2020 and is in place until further notice.

Stay home order FAQ Orden de quedarse en casa


  • Stay home
  • Avoid people outside your household
  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Maintain a safe social distance of 6 feet whenever outside of the house


  • Leave the house except for essential activities
  • Shake hands
  • Touch your face
  • Go to doctor unless you call first
  • Stockpile masks or gloves

California is working around the clock to respond to COVID-19

  • Directed Californians to stay at home to slow the spread of the virus
  • Made testing free for most Californians who are medically eligible for testing
  • Ensured students continue to learn and get meals even when schools physically close
  • Deployed the California National Guard to work at food banks
  • Distributed millions of N95 masks and other protective gear to health care workers, with more to come soon
  • Secured travel trailers and hotels to house people experiencing homelessness

Latest numbers

As of April 8th, there are 18,309 positive cases and 492 deaths in California. Approximately 177,600 tests have been conducted. At least 154,733 results have been received and another 14,100 are pending.

California Health and Human Services Agency is releasing this information as an open dataset. This includes dashboards for hospital data and statewide case statistics.

Latest news

April 9, 2020 at 3:13 PM

Governor Newsom Announces Additional Unemployment Benefits for Workers Impacted by COVID-19, as Unemployment Claims Reach Record Levels

The state will begin implementing new federal benefit payments of $600 on top of the weekly benefit received by California workers starting this Sunday Californians have filed more claims in the last four weeks than in a...

April 9, 2020 at 2:59 PM

Governor Newsom Announces New Program to Provide Front-Line Health Care Workers with Hotel Rooms

Program will provide hotel rooms to health care workers who have exposure to or test positive for COVID-19 at no cost or low cost Members of the new California Health Corps will be eligible to participate in this program...

April 7, 2020 at 9:06 PM

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order to Expand Support for Vulnerable Populations 

SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that provides additional support for older adults and vulnerable young children. The order will allow for a 60-day waiver for In-Home Supportive Service...

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