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Stay home except for essential needs

Everyone 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, keep at least 6 feet of distance.

Stay home order 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 the doctor if you aren’t sick
  • 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 2pm March 26, 2020 there are 3,801 positive cases and 78 deaths in California. Approximately 88,400 tests had been conducted. This includes the latest numbers California has received from commercial and private labs. At least 23,480 results have been received and another 65,000 are pending. See the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) for the latest data.

Latest news

March 27, 2020 at 6:15 PM

Governor Newsom Grants Executive Clemency 3.27.20

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has granted five pardons and 21 commutations. The California Constitution gives the Governor the authority to grant clemency, including in the form of a pardon o...

March 27, 2020 at 6:02 PM

Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order on Judicial Council Emergency Authority 

Order would enable California Chief Justice to take emergency actions for the state’s courts to be able to conduct business during the COVID-19 pandemic SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order...

March 27, 2020 at 1:01 PM

Governor Newsom Takes Executive Action to Establish a Statewide Moratorium on Evictions 

The order is effective immediately and will apply through May 31, 2020 Builds on the Governor’s previous executive action authorizing local governments to halt evictions SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an...

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