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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 29, 2020 there are 5,763 positive cases and 135 deaths in California. Approximately 83,800 tests had been conducted. This includes the latest numbers California has received from commercial and private labs. At least 27,251 results have been received and another 56,550 are pending. See the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) for the latest data.

Latest news

March 30, 2020 at 9:07 PM

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order Providing Relief to California Small Businesses 

Order provides 90-day extension in state and local taxes, including sales tax Order extends licensing deadlines and requirements for a number of industries SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive or...

March 30, 2020 at 9:06 PM

Tomorrow at Noon: Governor Newsom to Announce New Initiative to Help Older Californians Stay Connected While they Stay Home 

SACRAMENTO – Tomorrow, Governor Gavin Newsom will announce the launch of an initiative to help older Californians stay connected while they stay home during the COVID-19 outbreak. **NOTE FOR MEDIA: Because of social dist...

March 30, 2020 at 12:05 PM

Governor Newsom Announces California Health Corps, a Major Initiative to Expand Health Care Workforce to Fight COVID-19

Governor signs executive order to expand health care workforce and staff at least an additional 50,000 hospital beds needed for the COVID-19 surge Medical doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, behavioral health scient...

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