What does the California Public Health order to Shelter in Place mean?
The purpose of this is to keep people at home – except to complete the most essential activities, such as visiting a doctor or buying groceries for your household – in order to slow the transmission of COVID-19. The more we stay at home, the less chance we have of exposing ourselves to this virus and spreading it from one household to another. This order applies to people of all ages and backgrounds because anyone can be a carrier of the COVID-19 virus, even if they do not show symptoms.
We must adapt our daily routines for the health and safety of each other.
You can leave your home only for the following reasons:
- To buy medicine or go to the doctor. If you have, a cough, fever, or other cold symptoms, please call (415) 448-1500. We have phone and in-person appointments available.
- To obtain necessary services or food so that you can stay at home for long periods of time. For example: going out to buy groceries or putting gas in your vehicle.
- Do outdoor activities such as walking, exercising, or running, as long as you maintain a six-foot social distance from other people. This is not to a time to socialize in person. Do not exercise in a group except with your children, partner or others living in the same household who are not sick. Do not use public playgrounds as they have not been sanitized. Follow park rules; many are closed.
- Go out to work to perform essential jobs. Among the most common are:
- government Jobs
- hospitals (clinics, pharmacies)
- cleaning series, plumbers, electricians
- laundry mats
- child care facilities
- grocery stores
- hardware stores
- auto shops
- Take care of family members, elderly people, minors and disabled people who live in another home.
With the exceptions mentioned above, health officials explained that all meetings outside a family unit, regardless of the number of people, are strictly prohibited.
When you are outside or in any public setting you must keep 6 feet of distance between you and other people at all times.
When you go out of your house to buy necessities, try to go alone. Stay as close to home as possible.
County of Marin Spanish language COVID-19 website: marinhhs.org/coronavirus-es including Frequently Asked Questions
- Sitio web de COVID-19 en español del condado de Marin: marinhhs.org/coronavirus-es incluso las preguntas más frecuentes
Spanish language Video about the Shelter at Home Order
- Video en español sobre la ordenanza de Quedarse en Casa
COVID 19 Spanish language video March 19 Status Update
- Video en español sobre COVID 19 actualización del 19 de Marzo