What happened?

On Thursday, March 19, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order requiring Californians to stay home in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, except for essential needs. Find current state information on COVID-19, including case data and resources, here

The Placer County Health Officer had issued a directive earlier on March 19 followed by an order on April 10 which was amended April 16. The local order was allowed to expire on May 1 at 11:59 p.m.

However, the statewide order still applies to Placer County. For most people, this means you and those you live with should stay home or at their place of residence, except for permitted work, local shopping or other permitted errands, or as otherwise authorized.

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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?