Sacramento County Extends Stay-At-Home Order

By Marilyn Nelson on April 29, 2020
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Sacramento County has extended the shelter-in-place order through May 22 to slow the spread of COVID-19.  This new order supersedes the previous order which will expire this Friday, May 1st at 11:59 p.m.

The Public Health Order continues to direct individuals to stay at home and practice social distancing. This new order also clarifies some “essential activities and allowable recreational activities” including:

•Essential Activities now allow for visiting a health care professional for medical or dental care for chronic conditions or preventive services.
•Allowing non-contact recreational facilities and activities that include the use of shared equipment, including shooting and archery ranges, disc golf, tennis courts and boating, provided that activities are in conformance with social distancing requirements and appropriate disinfectant processes.
•Contact sports or activities, including basketball, football and soccer are prohibited outside of residences.
•Healthcare providers and hospitals may reschedule appointments for care that was considered non-urgent and canceled when the Public Health Order was first issued. This includes elective procedures, preventive services such as immunizations and other care for chronic conditions.
•Residential viewings for rentals, leases and home sales are now allowable when the occupant is still residing in the residence. The requirement is still in place that the visit must be by appointment with no more than two visitors at a time residing within the same household or living unit and one individual showing the unit.
•Food trucks have been added to Essential Businesses.

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