What is the difference between “staying at home" and “social distancing"?

Staying home is a rigorous form of social distancing. Staying at home means:

  • Only going out for “essential activities," to work for an “essential business," or for “essential travel" as those terms are defined in the Order,
  • Stay 6 feet or more away from others (physical distancing)
  • No formal gathering

The other principles of social distancing and mitigative hygiene will continue to be applied whenever feasible. These include washing hands, using hand sanitizer, disinfecting surfaces, not going out if sick, and staying at least six feet away from others.

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1. What happened?
2. What does the expiration of the local health officer's stay-at-home order mean?
3. How long will the state order last?
4. Is the state order mandatory or just guidance?
5. What is the difference between “staying at home" and “social distancing"?
6. Am I allowed to leave my home at this time?
7. Can I still go outside for a walk or hike?
8. Should I stock up on necessities such as food and medicines?
9. Are all business, offices and stores required to stay closed?
10. How do I know if my business is "essential" under the state order?
11. What about short-term rentals?
12. What if I see a businesses still operating out of compliance in Placer County?
13. Can the county "reopen"?
14. Are drive-in activities, such as modified church or graduations, permitted?
15. What about preventive and other deferred health care services?
16. Do I have to wear a face covering?
17. Can I go on vacation?
18. Are youth sports permitted to resume at this time?
19. Where can I share feedback regarding the state order?