All individuals living in the State of California are currently ordered to stay home or at their place of residence, except for permitted work, local shopping or other permitted errands, or as otherwise authorized (including in the questions and answers below).

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Current restrictions

Stay Home Order

On March 19, 2020, an Executive Order and a Public Health Order directed all Californians to stay home except to go to an essential job or to shop for essential needs. These orders were modified by the Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

Blueprint for a Safer Economy

On August 28, 2020, the State released the Blueprint for a Safer Economy to permit gradual reopening of certain businesses and activities. Counties are assigned tiers that are updated weekly and determined by the county’s case rate and test positivity rate. Local jurisdictions may have more restrictive local orders than the assigned tier.

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Questions and answers

Stay Home Order

Blueprint for a Safer Economy

Protected activities

Government services

Past orders