Guidelines for Opening Up America Again
President Trump has unveiled Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, a three-phased approach based on the advice of public health experts. These steps will help state and local officials when reopening their economies, getting people back to work, and continuing to protect American lives. Learn more
Coronavirus Guidelines for America
On Monday, March 16, the White House Coronavirus Task Force issued guidelines to help protect Americans during the global coronavirus outbreak. To keep the momentum going to #StopTheSpread and #BendtheCurve, on Tuesday, March 31, the White House Coronavirus Task Force issued revised guidelines to extend the guidance for an additional 30 days. Read them in English and en español.
Up-To-Date Federal Information
The most up-to-date, verified information and guidance can be found via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Disease 2019 website here.
The Coronavirus Task Force holds frequent briefings, which can be viewed live here. You can also find informational videos from Coronavirus Task Force members on mitigation, social distancing, etc. on the White House’s YouTube page here.
USA.gov is cataloging all U.S. government activities related to coronavirus. From actions on health and safety to travel, immigration, and transportation to education, find pertinent actions here.
Federal Agency Resources
Each Federal Agency has also established a dedicated coronavirus website, where you can find important information and guidance as follows:
- Health and Human Services (HHS)
- Centers of Medicare and Medicaid (CMS)
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- Department of Education (DoED)
- Department of Agriculture (USDA)
- Small Business Administration (SBA)
- Department of Labor (DOL)
- Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
- Department of State (DOS): Travel advisories
- Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- Department of Energy (DOE)
- Department of Commerce (DOC)
- Department of Justice (DOJ)
- Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
- Department of the Treasury (USDT)
- Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
- Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)
- U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC)
Governor Newsom Releases Updated Industry Guidance for Businesses
On Thursday, May 7, Governor Newsom released updated industry guidance for businesses – including for retail, manufacturing and logistics – that will help reduce risk and establish a safer environment for workers and customers as they begin to reopen. This was following state’s announcement that it will begin modifying the stay at home order on Friday, May 8. Click here to see the new guidance.
California's Roadmap to Modify the State-at-Home Order
Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled six key indicators that will guide California’s thinking for when and how to modify the stay-at-home and other orders during the COVID-19 pandemic.
On April 28, the Governor also announced four “Resilience Roadmap Stages” that California would use to guide its gradual reopening process. The four stages are:
● Stage 1: Safety and Preparedness
● Stage 2: Lower Risk Workplaces
● Stage 3: Higher Risk Workplaces
● Stage 4: End of Stay at Home Order
California has been in Stage 1 since the statewide Stay at Home Order took effect on March 16. Data suggests that Californians’ actions to stay home over the past month and a half have stabilized the curve as well as ICU hospitalizations. This is why today, the Governor has announced that the state will move to Stage 2 to gradually reopen some lower risk workplaces with some adaptations. Click here to learn more.
Governor’s Stay at Home Order
The California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health is ordering all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence, except as needed to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure, critical government services, schools, childcare, and construction, including housing construction.
- Governor's Executive Order and Frequently Asked Questions
- Federal Critical Infrastructure Sectors
The Governor’s Office launched a coronavirus website, which includes resources available to Californians impacted by the outbreak, including how to apply for unemployment benefits, disability benefits and paid family leave. The website also serves as a central location for up-to-date and simple guidance regarding coronavirus.
California State Association of Counties: Resources regarding coronavirus broken down by county throughout the State of California.
Information from Sacramento County
Sacramento County Accelerates Further Into Stage 2
Sacramento County has been given the go-ahead to move further into Stage 2 of California's Resilience Roadmap. Businesses that are allowed to resume operations may do so upon the amendment of Sacramento County's Public Health Order, which will be released on or before May 22. Click here to learn more.
County Stay-at-Home Order
On March 17, 2020, Sacramento County issued a “stay at home” health directive in response to the coronavirus. On March 19, 2020, the Sacramento County Public Health Officer has upgraded that directive to a stay-at-home Public Health Order. A Health Order is issued for extremely serious situations, is mandatory and enforceable by law.
The timeframe for the stay-at-home orders has been extended through May 22, 2020. The Sacramento County Public Health Officer issued a new Public Health Order effective at 11:59 PM on May 1 through 11:59 PM on May 22, 2020.
The new Public Health Order clarifies some essential activities and allowable recreational activities from the previous Order:
- 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 conform to 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.
Sacramento County Hotline
Sacramento County Public Health has a COVID-19 hotline available for Sacramento County residents by calling 916.875.2400. The hotline assists with general questions, referrals for frequently asked questions, specimen (testing) collection appointments, guidance on whether a business is essential or non-essential, and more.
Sacramento County 211
Free confidential information and referral services within Sacramento County. Dial 211 or visit the 211 website.