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 & Answers below).

On March 19, 2020, an Executive Order (PDF) and Public Health Order (PDF) directed all Californians to stay home except to go to an essential job or to shop for essential needs. It was modified on May 4, 2020. On August 28, 2020 the State released the Blueprint for a Safer Economy to permit gradual reopening of certain businesses and activities.

As of November 21, 2020, Californians in counties in the Tier 1/Widespread (purple) tier are directed to stop non-essential activities between 10PM and 5AM. To find out if this order applies to your county, see the county map.

See essential jobs and status of your county.

Questions and answers

Protected activities

Outdoor recreation

Government services