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ORDER OF THE HEALTH OFFICER
OF THE COUNTY OF SACRAMENTO DIRECTING
ALL INDIVIDUALS LIVING IN THE COUNTY TO CONTINUE
STAYING AT HOME OR AT THEIR PLACE OF RESIDENCE EXCEPT THAT
THEY MAY LEAVE TO PROVIDE OR RECEIVE CERTAIN ESSENTIAL
SERVICES OR ENGAGE IN CERTAIN ESSENTIAL ACTIVITIES AND
WORK FOR ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES AND GOVERNMENTAL
SERVICES; CONTINUING TO EXEMPT INDIVIDUALS EXPERIENCING
HOMELESSNESS FROM THIS ORDER BUT URGING THEM TO FIND
SHELTER AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TO PROVIDE IT;
RESTRICTING ACCESS TO RECREATION AREAS;
REQUIRING ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES TO IMPLEMENT SOCIAL
DISTANCING PROTOCOLS; CLARIFYING AND FURTHER LIMITING
ESSENTIAL BUSINESS ACTIVITIES; DIRECTING ALL BUSINESSES
AND GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES TO CEASE NON-ESSENTIAL
OPERATIONS AT PHYSICAL LOCATIONS IN THE COUNTY;
PROHIBITING ALL NON-ESSENTIAL GATHERINGS OF ANY
NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS; AND ORDERING CESSATION OF ALL
NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL
DATE OF ORDER: April 7, 2020
UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF CALIFORNIA HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE
SECTIONS 101040, 101085, AND 120175, THE HEALTH OFFICER OF THE
COUNTY OF SACRAMENTO (“HEALTH OFFICER”) ORDERS:
1. This Order supersedes the March 19, 2020, Order of the Health Officer
directing all individuals to stay at home (“Prior Stay at Home Order”).
This Order clarifies, strengthens, and extends certain terms of the
Prior Stay at Home Order to increase social distancing and reduce
person-to-person contact in order to further slow transmission of
Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). As of the effective
date and time of this Order set forth in Section 15 of this Order, all
individuals, businesses, and government agencies in the County of
Sacramento (“County”) are required to follow the provisions of this
Order.
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2. The intent of this Order is to ensure that the maximum number of
people stay in their homes or places of residence to the maximum
extent feasible, while enabling essential services to continue, to slow
the spread of COVID-19 to the maximum extent possible. When
people need to leave their homes or places of residence, whether to
obtain or perform vital services, or to otherwise facilitate authorized
activities necessary for continuity of social and commercial life, they
should at all times, as reasonably possible, comply with Social
Distancing Requirements as defined in Section 12 of this Order. All
provisions of this Order should be interpreted to effectuate this intent.
Failure to comply with any of the provisions of this Order constitutes
an imminent threat to public health.
3. All individuals currently living within the County of Sacramento (the
“County”) are ordered to stay at home or place of residence. To the
extent individuals are using shared or outdoor spaces, they must at all
times, as reasonably possible, maintain social distancing of at least six
feet from any other person when they are outside their residence. All
persons may leave their residences only for Essential Activities,
Essential Governmental Functions, or to operate Essential Businesses,
all as defined in Section 12. Individuals experiencing homelessness are
exempt from this Section, but are strongly urged to obtain shelter.
Persons experiencing homelessness that are unable to locate shelter
should refrain from being in encampments of more than 10 people,
and governmental and other entities are strongly urged to make such
shelter available as soon as possible and to the maximum extent
practicable (and to utilize Social Distancing Requirements in their
operation).
4. All businesses with a facility in the County, except Essential
Businesses, as defined in Section 12, are required to cease all
activities at facilities located within the County except Minimum Basic
Operations, as defined in Section 12. For clarity, all businesses may
continue operations consisting exclusively of owners, employees,
volunteers, or contractors performing activities at their own residences
(i.e., working from home). All Essential Businesses are strongly
encouraged to remain open. But Essential Businesses are directed to
maximize the number of employees who work from home. Essential
Businesses may only assign those employees who cannot perform
their job duties from home to work outside the home. All Essential
Businesses shall prepare, post, and implement a Social Distancing
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Protocol at each of their facilities at which they are maintaining
operations, as specified in Section 12. Businesses that include an
Essential Business component at their facilities alongside non-essential
components must, to the extent feasible, scale down their operations
to the Essential Business components only; provided, however, that
mixed retail businesses that are otherwise allowed to operate under
this Order may continue to stock and sell non-essential products.
Essential Businesses shall comply with Social Distancing Requirements
as defined in Section 12, including, but not limited to, when any
customers are standing in line.
5. All public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring
outside a single household or living unit are prohibited, except for the
limited purposes expressly permitted in this Order. All bars, wineries
and brew-pubs should be closed, all in-dining at restaurants should
cease, with the exception of home delivery and takeout, and all gyms,
bingo halls, and card rooms should close. Nothing in this Order
prohibits members of a single household or living unit from engaging
in Essential Travel or Essential Activities together.
6. All travel, including, but not limited to, travel on foot, bicycle, scooter,
motorcycle, automobile, or public transit, except Essential Travel, as
defined below in Sections 12(j), is prohibited. People may use public
transit only for purposes of performing Essential Activities or to travel
to and from work to operate Essential Businesses, maintain Essential
Governmental Functions, or to perform Minimum Basic Operations at
non-essential businesses. Transit agencies and people riding on public
transit must comply with Social Distancing Requirements, as defined in
Section 12(l), to the greatest extent feasible. This Order allows travel
into or out of the County only to perform Essential Activities, operate
Essential Businesses, maintain Essential Governmental Functions, or
perform Minimum Basic Operations at non-essential businesses.
7. This Order is issued based on evidence of increasing occurrence of
COVID-19 within the County and throughout Northern California,
scientific evidence and best practices regarding the most effective
approaches to slow the transmission of communicable diseases
generally and COVID-19 specifically, and evidence that the age,
condition, and health of a significant portion of the population of the
County places it at risk for serious health complications, including
death, from COVID-19. Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 disease
in the general public, which is now a pandemic according to the World
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Health Organization, there is a public health emergency throughout
the County. Making the problem worse, some individuals who contract
the virus causing the COVID-19 disease have no symptoms or have
mild symptoms, which means they may not be aware they carry the
virus and are transmitting it to others. Because even people without
symptoms can transmit the infection, and because evidence shows the
infection is easily spread, gatherings and other interpersonal
interactions can result in preventable transmission of the virus. This
public health emergency has substantially worsened since the County
issued the Prior Stay at home Order on March 19, 2020, with a
significant escalation in the number of positive cases, hospitalizations,
and deaths, and increasing strain on health care resources. At the
same time, evidence suggests that the restrictions on mobility and
social distancing requirements imposed by the Prior Stay at home
Order are slowing the rate of increase in hospitalizations and deaths
by limiting interactions among people and limiting spread to vulnerable
groups, consistent with scientific evidence of the efficacy of similar
measures in other parts of the country and world. The scientific
evidence shows that at this stage of the emergency, it remains
essential to continue to slow virus transmission as much as possible to
protect the most vulnerable, to prevent the health care system from
being overwhelmed, and to prevent deaths. Extension of the Prior
Stay at home Order and strengthening of its restrictions are necessary
to further reduce the spread of the COVID19 disease, preserving
critical and limited healthcare capacity in the County and advancing
toward a point in the public health emergency where transmission can
be controlled.
8. This Order is also issued in light of the existence, as of April 3, 2020,
of 390 cases of COVID-19 in the County, (up from 45 confirmed cases
on March 18, 2020, just before the Prior Stay at home Order) and at
least 10 deaths (up from three deaths on March 18, 2020) including a
significant and increasing number of suspected cases of community
transmission and likely further significant increases in transmission.
This Order is necessary to slow the rate of spread, and the Health
Officer will re-evaluate it as further data becomes available.
9. This Order is issued in accordance with, and incorporates by reference,
the March 4, 2020, Proclamation of a State of Emergency issued by
Governor Gavin Newsom, the Declarations of Local Health Emergency
issued by the Health Officer on March 6, 2020, the March 10, 2020,
Resolutions of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Sacramento
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Ratifying the Declarations of a Local Health Emergency and Local
Emergency, and Governor Newsom’s March 12, 2020, Executive Order
N-25-20.
10. This Order is issued in light of evidence that the Prior Stay at home
Order has been generally effective in increasing social distancing, but
that at this time additional restrictions are necessary to further
mitigate the rate of transmission of COVID-19, to prevent the health
care system from being overwhelmed, and prevent death. This Order
comes after the release of substantial guidance from the County
Health Officer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the
California Department of Public Health, and other public health
officials throughout the United States and around the world, including
an increasing number of orders imposing similar social distancing
requirements and mobility restrictions to combat the spread and
harms of COVID-19. The Health Officer will continue to assess the
quickly evolving situation and may modify or extend this Order, or
issue additional Orders, related to COVID-19.
11. This Order is also issued in light of the March 19, 2020, Order of the
State Public Health Officer (“State Order”), which set baseline
statewide restrictions on nonresidential business activities effective
until further notice, as well as the Governor’s March 19, 2020,
Executive Order N-33-20 directing California residents to follow the
State Order. The State Order was complementary to the prior County
Stay at Home Order. This Order adopts in certain respects more
stringent restrictions addressing the particular facts and
circumstances in this County, which are necessary to control the
public health emergency as it is evolving within the County. Without
this tailored set of restrictions that further reduces the number of
interactions between persons, scientific evidence indicates that the
public health crisis in the County will worsen to the point at which it
may overtake available health care resources within the County and
increase the death rate. Also, this Order enumerates additional
restrictions on non-work-related travel not covered by the State
Order, including limiting such travel to performance of Essential
Travel or Essential Activities; sets forth mandatory Social Distancing
Requirements for all individuals in the County when engaged in
activities outside their residences; and adds a mechanism to ensure
that Essential Businesses comply with the Social Distancing
Requirements. Where a conflict exists between this Order and any
state public health order related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the most
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restrictive provision controls. Consistent with California Health and
Safety Code section 131080 and the Health Officer Practice Guide for
Communicable Disease Control in California, except where the State
Health Officer may issue an order expressly directed at this Order and
based on a finding that a provision of this Order constitutes a menace
to public health, any more restrictive measures in this Order continue
to apply and control in this County.
12. Definitions and Exemptions.
a. For the purposes of this Order, individuals may leave their
residence only to perform the following “Essential Activities.”
However, people at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19 and
people who are sick are strongly urged to stay in their residence to
the extent possible, except as necessary to seek or provide medical
care or Essential Governmental Functions. Essential Activities are:
i. To engage in activities or perform tasks important to their
health and safety, or to the health and safety of their
family or household members (including pets), such as, by
way of example only and without limitation, obtaining
medical supplies or medication, or visiting a health care
professional.
ii. To obtain necessary services or supplies for themselves
and their family or household members, or to deliver those
services or supplies to others, such as, by way of example
only and without limitation, canned food, dry goods, fresh
fruits and vegetables, pet supply, fresh meats, fish, and
poultry, and any other household consumer products,
products needed to work from home, or products
necessary to maintain the habitability, sanitation and
operation of residences.
iii. To engage in outdoor recreation activity, including, by way
of example and without limitation, walking, hiking, biking,
running or equestrian activities, in compliance with Social
Distancing Requirements and with the following
limitations:
1. Outdoor recreation activity at parks, including the
American River Parkway and Deer Creek Hills,
beaches, and other open spaces must be in
conformance with Social Distancing Requirements
as defined in this Order and any restrictions on
access and use established by government or other
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entity that manages such area to reduce crowding
and risk of transmission of COVID-19. Such
restrictions may include, but are not limited to,
restricting the number of entrants, closing the area
to vehicular access and parking, or closure to all
public access;
2. Use of recreational facilities that encourage
gathering, including, but not limited to, playgrounds,
outdoor gym equipment, picnic areas, barbecue
areas, tennis and pickle ball courts, rock parks,
climbing walls, pools, spas, shooting and archery
ranges, gyms, disc golf and basketball courts is
prohibited outside of residences, and all such areas
shall be closed to public access including by signage
and, as appropriate, by physical barriers; and
3. Sports or activities that include the use of shared
equipment may only be engaged in by members of
the same household or living unit.
iv. To perform work for an Essential Business or to otherwise
carry out activities specifically permitted in this Order,
including Minimum Basic Operations, as defined in this
Section.
v. To provide necessary care for a family member or pet in
another household who has no other source of care.
vi. To attend a funeral with no more than 10 individuals
present.
vii. To move residences, but only if it is not possible to defer
an already planned move, if the move is necessitated by
safety, sanitation, or habitability reasons, or if the move is
necessary to preserve access to shelter.
b. For the purposes of this Order, individuals may leave their
residence to work for, volunteer at, or obtain services at
“Healthcare Operations,” including, without limitation, hospitals,
clinics, COVID-19 testing locations, dentists, pharmacies, blood
banks and blood drives, pharmaceutical and biotechnology
companies, other healthcare facilities, healthcare suppliers,
home healthcare services providers, mental health providers or
any related and/or ancillary healthcare services. “Healthcare
Operations” also includes veterinary care and all healthcare
services provided to animals. This exemption for Healthcare
Operations shall be construed broadly to avoid any interference
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with the delivery of healthcare, broadly defined. “Healthcare
Operations” excludes fitness and exercise gyms and similar
facilities.
c. For the purposes of this Order, individuals may leave their
residence to provide any services or perform any work necessary
to the operation and maintenance of
“Essential Infrastructure,” including, but not limited to,
construction, airports, utilities (including water, storm water,
sewer, gas, and electric), oil refining, roads and highways, public
transportation, solid waste facilities (including collection,
removal, disposal and processing facilities), flood control
facilities, cemeteries, mortuaries, crematoriums and
telecommunications systems (including the provision of essential
global, national, and local infrastructure for internet, computing
services, business infrastructure, communications and web
based services), provided that they carry out these services or
work in compliance with Social Distancing Requirements as
defined in this Order, to the extent possible.
d. For the purposes of this Order, all first responders, emergency
management personnel, public health staff, emergency
dispatchers, court personnel, and law enforcement personnel,
and others who need to perform essential services are
categorically exempt from this Order to the extent they are
performing those essential services.
e. Further, nothing in this Order shall prohibit any individual from
performing or accessing “Essential Governmental Functions,” as
determined by the governmental entity performing those
functions in the County. Each governmental entity shall identify
and designate appropriate employees, volunteers, or contractors
to continue providing and carrying out any Essential
Governmental Functions, including the hiring or retention of new
employees or contractors to perform such functions. Each
governmental entity and its contractors, to the extent feasible
and practical, should employ protective measures to prevent,
mitigate, respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
All Essential Governmental Functions shall be performed in
compliance with Social Distancing Requirements as defined in
this Order, to the greatest extent feasible.
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f. For the purposes of this Order, a “business” includes any for-
profit, non-profit, or educational entity, whether a corporate
entity, organization, partnership or sole proprietorship, and
regardless of the nature of the service, the function it performs
or its corporate or entity structure.
g. For the purposes of this Order, “Essential Businesses” are:
i. Healthcare Operations and businesses that operate,
maintain, or repair Essential Infrastructure;
ii. Grocery stores, certified farmers’ markets, farm and
produce stands, supermarkets, food banks, convenience
stores, and other establishments engaged in the retail
sale of unprepared food, canned food, dry goods, non-
alcoholic beverages, fresh fruits and vegetables, pet
supply, fresh meats, fish, and poultry, as well as hygienic
products and household consumer products necessary for
personal hygiene or the habitability, sanitation or
operation of residences. The businesses included in this
subparagraph (ii) include establishments that sell multiple
categories of products provided that they sell essential
products identified in this subparagraph, such as liquor
stores that also sell food.
iii. Agriculture, food, and beverage cultivation, processing
and distribution, including but not limited to, farming,
ranching, fishing, dairies, creameries, wineries and
breweries in order to preserve inventory and production
(not for retail business);
iv. Businesses that provide food, shelter, social services and
other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or
otherwise needy individuals;
v. Construction;
vi. Newspapers, television, radio and other media services;
vii. Gas stations and auto-supply, auto-repair and
maintenance (including, but not limited to, for cars, trucks,
motorcycles and motorized scooters) and automotive
dealerships;
viii. Bicycle repair and supply shops;
ix. Banks and related financial institutions;
x. Service providers that enable residential transactions
(including rentals, leases and home sales), including, but
not limited to, real estate agents, escrow agents, notaries
and title companies, provided that appointments and other
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residential viewings must only occur virtually or, if a virtual
viewing is not feasible, 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 (except
that in person visits are not allowed when the occupant is
still residing in the residence). These services must be
carried out in compliance with Social Distancing
Requirements as defined in this Order, to the extent
possible;
xi. Hardware stores;
xii. Plumbers, electricians, exterminators and other service
providers who provide services that are necessary to
maintaining the habitability, sanitation and operation of
residences and Essential Businesses, but not for cosmetic
or other purposes;
xiii. Arborists, landscapers, gardeners and similar service
professionals, but only to the limited extent necessary to
maintain the habitability, sanitation, operation of
businesses or residences, or the safety of residents,
employees, or the public (such as fire safety or tree
trimming to prevent a dangerous condition);
xiv. Businesses providing mailing and shipping services,
including post office boxes;
xv. Educational institutions, including public and private K-12
schools, colleges, and universities, for purposes of
facilitating distance learning or performing essential
functions, provided that social distancing of six-feet per
person is maintained to the greatest extent possible;
xvi. Laundromats, drycleaners and laundry service providers;
xvii. Restaurants and other facilities that prepare and serve
food, but only for delivery or carry out. Schools and other
entities that typically provide free food services to students
or members of the public may continue to do so under this
Order on the condition that the food is provided to
students or members of the public on a pick-up and take-
away basis only. Schools and other entities that provide
food services under this exemption shall not permit the
food to be eaten at the site where it is provided, or at any
other gathering site;
xviii. Businesses that supply products needed for people to work
from home;
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xix. Funeral home providers, mortuaries, cemeteries and
crematoriums, to the extent necessary for the transport,
preparation or processing of bodies or remains;
xx. Businesses that supply other Essential Businesses with the
support or supplies necessary to operate, but only to the
extent that they support or supply these Essential
Businesses. This exemption shall not be used as a basis for
engaging in sales to the general public from retail
storefronts;
xxi. Businesses that have the primary function of shipping or
delivering groceries, food or other goods directly to
residences or businesses. This exemption shall not be used
to allow for manufacturing or assembly of non-essential
products or for other functions besides those necessary to
the delivery operation;
xxii. Airlines, taxis, rental car companies, rideshare services
(including shared bicycles and scooters) and other private
transportation providers providing transportation services
necessary for Essential Activities and other purposes
expressly authorized in this Order;
xxiii. Home-based care for seniors, adults, children and pets;
xxiv. Residential facilities and shelters for seniors, adults and
children;
xxv. Professional services, such as legal, notary or accounting
services, when necessary to assist in compliance with non-
elective, legally required activities;
xxvi. Services to assist individuals in finding employment with
Essential Businesses;
xxvii. Moving services that facilitate residential or commercial
moves that are allowed under this Order;
xxviii. Childcare facilities providing services that enable owners,
employees, volunteers and contractors for Essential
Businesses or Essential Governmental Functions to work as
permitted. Children of owners, employees, volunteers and
contractors who are not exempt under this Order may not
attend childcare facilities. To the extent possible, childcare
facilities must operate under the following conditions:
1. Childcare must be carried out in stable groups of 12
or fewer (“stable” means that the same 12 or fewer
children are in the same group each day).
2. Children shall not change from one group to another.
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3. If more than one group of children is cared for at
one facility, each group shall be in a separate room.
Groups shall not mix with each other.
4. Childcare providers shall remain solely with one
group of children.
h. For the purposes of this Order, “Minimum Basic Operations”
means the following activities for businesses, provided that
owners, employees and contractors comply with Social
Distancing Requirements as defined in this Section, to the extent
possible, while carrying out such operations:
i. The minimum necessary activities to maintain and protect
the value of the business’ inventory and facilities; ensure
security, safety and sanitation; process payroll and
employee benefits; provide for the delivery of existing
inventory directly to residences or businesses; and related
functions.
ii. The minimum necessary activities to facilitate owners,
employees and contractors of the business being able to
continue to work remotely from their residences, and to
ensure that the business can deliver its service remotely.
i. For the purposes of this Order, all Essential Businesses must
prepare a “Social Distancing Protocol” for each of their facilities
in the County frequented by the public or employees. The Social
Distancing Protocol must be substantially in the form attached to
this Order as Appendix A. A copy of the Social Distancing
Protocol must also be provided to each employee performing
work at the facility. All Essential Businesses shall implement the
Social Distancing Protocol and provide evidence of its
implementation to any authority enforcing this Order upon
demand. The Social Distancing Protocol must explain how the
business is achieving the following, as applicable:
i. Limiting the number of people who can enter into the
facility at any one time to ensure that people in the facility
can easily maintain a minimum six-foot distance from one
another at all times, except as required to complete the
Essential Business activity;
ii. Where lines may form at a facility, marking six-foot
increments at a minimum, establishing where individuals
should stand to maintain adequate social distancing;
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iii. Providing hand sanitizer, soap and water or effective
disinfectant at or near the entrance of the facility and in
other appropriate areas for use by the public and
employees, and in locations where there is high-frequency
employee interaction with members of the public (e.g.
cashiers);
iv. Providing for contactless payment systems or, if not
feasible to do so, the providing for disinfecting all payment
portals, pens and styluses after each use;
v. Regularly disinfecting other high-touch surfaces; and
vi. Posting a sign at the entrance of the facility informing all
employees and customers that they should: avoid entering
the facility if they have a cough or fever; maintain a
minimum six-foot distance from one another; sneeze and
cough into one’s elbow; not shake hands or engage in any
unnecessary physical contact.
vii. Any additional social distancing measures being
implemented (see the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention’s guidance at:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-
ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html.
j. For the purposes of this Order, “Essential Travel” means travel
for any of the following purposes:
i. Travel related to the provision of or access to Essential
Activities, Essential Governmental Functions, Essential
Businesses or Minimum Basic Operations.
ii. Travel to care for any elderly, minors, dependents, persons
with disabilities or other vulnerable persons.
iii. Travel to or from educational institutions for purposes of
receiving materials for distance learning, for receiving
meals and any other related services.
iv. Travel to return to a place of residence from outside the
County.
v. Travel required by law enforcement or court order.
vi. Travel required for non-residents to return to their place of
residence outside the County. Individuals are strongly
encouraged to verify that their transportation out of the
County remains available and functional prior to
commencing such travel.
vii. Travel to manage after-death arrangements and
burial.
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viii. Travel to arrange for shelter or avoid
homelessness.
ix. Travel to avoid domestic violence or child abuse.
x. Travel for parental custody arrangements.
xi. Travel to a place to temporarily reside in a
residence or other facility to avoid potentially
exposing others to COVID-19, such as a hotel or
other facility provided by a governmental authority
for such purposes.
k. For purposes of this Order, “residences” include hotels, motels,
shared rental units and similar facilities. Residences also include
living structures and outdoor spaces associated with those living
structures, such as patios, porches, backyards and front yards
that are only accessible to a single family or household unit.
l. For purposes of this Order, “Social Distancing Requirements”
means:
i. Maintaining at least six-foot social distancing from
individuals who are not part of the same household or
living unit;
ii. Frequently washing hands with soap and water for at least
20 seconds, or using hand sanitizer that is recognized by
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as
effective in combatting COVID-19;
iii. Covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue or fabric or, if
not possible, into the sleeve or elbow (but not into hands);
and
iv. Avoiding all social interaction outside the household when
sick with a fever or cough.
v. All individuals must strictly comply with Social Distancing
Requirements, except to the limited extent necessary to
provide care (including childcare, adult or senior care, care
to individuals with special needs and patient care); as
necessary to carry out the work of Essential Businesses,
Essential Governmental Functions or provide for Minimum
Basic Operations; or as otherwise expressly provided in
this Order.
13. Government agencies and other entities operating shelters and other
facilities that house or provide meals or other necessities of life for
individuals experiencing homelessness must take appropriate steps
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to help ensure compliance with Social Distancing Requirements,
including adequate provision of hand sanitizer. Also, individuals
experiencing homelessness who are unsheltered and living in
encampments should, to the maximum extent feasible, abide by 12
foot by 12 foot distancing for the placement of tents, and
government agencies should provide restroom and hand washing
facilities for individuals in such encampments as set forth in Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention Interim Guidance Responding to
Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Among People Experiencing
Unsheltered Homelessness (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-
ncov/need-extra-precautions/unsheltered-homelessness.html).
14. Pursuant to Government Code sections 26602 and 41601 and Health
and Safety Code section 101029, the Health Officer requests that the
Sheriff and all chiefs of police in the County ensure compliance with
and enforce this Order. The violation of any provision of this Order
constitutes an imminent threat to public health.
15. This Order shall become effective at 11:59 p.m. on April 7, 2020 and
will continue to be in effect until 11:59 p.m. on May 1, 2020, or until
it is extended, rescinded, superseded or amended in writing by the
Health Officer.
16. Copies of this Order shall promptly be: (1) made available at the
County Administration Building at 700 H Street, Sacramento 95814,
First Floor; (2) posted on the Sacramento County COVID 19 website
(saccounty.net/COVID-19) and County Health Department’s website
(COVID19.saccounty.net); and (3) provided to any member of the
public requesting a copy of this Order.
17. If any provision of this Order to its application to any person or
circumstance is held to be invalid, the reminder of the Order,
including the application of such part or provision to other persons or
circumstances, shall not be affected and shall continue in full force
and effect. To this end, the provisions of this Order are severable.
Order of the Sacramento County Health Officer
to Stay at Home or Place of Residence
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IT IS SO ORDERED:
Olivia Kasirye, MD, MS Dated: April 7, 2020
Health Officer of the County of Sacramento
Attachments: Appendix A – Social Distancing Protocol
Appendix A: Social Distancing Protocol
Business name: Click or tap here to enter text.
Facility Address:
Click or tap here to enter text.
Approximate gross square footage of space open to the public: Click or tap here to enter text.
Businesses must i
mplement all applicable measures listed below, and be prepared to explain why
any measure that is not implemented is inapplicable to the business.
Signage:
Signage at each public entrance of the facility to inform all employees and customers that they
should: avoid entering the facility if they have a cough or fever; maintain a minimum six-foot
distance from one another; sneeze and cough into a cloth or tissue or, if not available, into one’s
elbow; and not shake hands or engage in any unnecessary physical contact.
Signage posting a copy of the Social Distancing Protocol at each public entrance to the facility.
Measures To Protect Employee Health (check all that apply to the facility):
Everyone who can carry out their work duties from home has been directed to do so.
All employees have been told not to come to work if sick.
Symptom checks are being conducted before employees may enter the work space.
All desks or individual work stations are separated by at least six feet.
Break rooms, bathrooms, and other common areas are being disinfected frequently, on the
following schedule:
Break rooms:
Bathrooms:
Other (Click or tap here to enter text.: lick or tap here to enter text.
Disinfectant and related supplies are available to all employees at the following location(s):
Hand sanitizer effective against COVID-19 is available to all employees at the following location(s):
Soap and water are available to all employees at the following location(s):
Copies of this Protocol have been distributed to all employees.
Optional—Describe other measures: Click or tap here to enter text.
Measures To Prevent Crowds From Gathering (check all that apply to the facility):
Limit the number of customers in the store at any one time to (or other enter ),
which allows for customers and employees to easily maintain at least six-foot distance from one
another at all practicable times.
Post an employee at the door to ensure that the maximum number of customers in the
facility set forth above is not exceeded.
Placing per-person limits on goods that are selling out quickly to reduce crowds and lines.
Explain:
Optional—Describe other measures: Click or tap here to enter text.
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Appendix A: Social Distancing Protocol
Measures To Keep People At Least Six Feet Apart (check all that apply to
the facility)
Placing signs outside the store reminding people to be at least six feet apart, including when in line.
Placing tape or other markings at least six feet apart in customer line areas inside the store and on
sidewalks at public entrances with signs directing customers to use the markings to maintain distance.
Separate order areas from delivery areas to prevent customers from gathering.
All employees have been instructed to maintain at least six feet distance from customers and from
each other, except employees may momentarily come closer when necessary to accept payment,
deliver goods or services, or as otherwise necessary.
Optional—Describe other measures: Click or tap here to enter text.
Measures To Prevent Unnecessary Contact (check all that apply to the facility):
Preventing people from self-serving any items that are food-related.
Lids for cups and food-bar type items are provided by staff; not to customers to grab.
Bulk-item food
bins are not available for customer self-service use.
Not permitting customers to bring their own bags, mugs, or other reusable items from home.
Providing for contactless payment systems or, if not feasible, sanitizing payment systems regularly.
Describe:
Optional—Describe other measures (e.g. providing senior-only hours):k or tap here to enter text.
Measures To Increase Sanitization (check all that apply to the facility):
Disinfecting wipes that are effective against COVID-19 are available near shopping carts and
shopping baskets.
Employee(s) assigned to disinfect carts and baskets regularly.
Hand sanitizer, soap and water, or effective disinfectant is available to the public at or near the
entrance of the facility, at checkout counters, and anywhere else inside the store or immediately
outside where people have direct interactions.
Disinfecting all payment portals, pens, and styluses after each use.
Disinfecting all high-contact surfaces frequently.
Optional—Describe other measures: Click or tap here to enter text.
*
Any additional measures not included here should be listed on separate pages, which the business should
attach to this document.
You may contact the following person with any questions or comments about this protocol:
Name: Click or tap here to enter text. Phone number: Click or tap here to enter text.
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Social Distancing Protocol
Business Name: ______________________________________________________________________________________
Facility Address: _____________________________________________________________________________________
Approximate gross square footage of space open to the public: _______________________________________________
Businesses must implement all applicable measures listed below, and be prepared to explain why any measure that is not
implemented is inapplicable to the business.
Signage:
Signage at each public entrance of the facility to inform all employees and customers that they should: avoid entering the
facility if they have a cough or fever; maintain a minimum six-foot distance from one another; sneeze and cough into a cloth
or ssue or, if not available, into ones elbow; and not shake hands or engage in any unnecessary physical contact.
Signage posng a copy of the Social Distancing Protocol at each public entrance to the facility.
Measures To Protect Employee Health (check all that apply to the facility):
Everyone who can carry out their work dues from home has been directed to do so.
All employees have been told not to come to work if sick.
Symptom checks are being conducted before employees may enter the work space.
All desks or individual work staons are separated by at least six feet.
Break rooms, bathrooms, and other common areas are being disinfected frequently, on the following schedule:
Break rooms: ___________________________________________
Bathrooms: ____________________________________________
Other _________________________________________________
Disinfectant and related supplies are available to all employees at the following locaon(s): _________________________
Hand sanizer eecve against COVID-19 is available to all employees at the following locaon(s):_____________________
Soap and water are available to all employees at the following locaon(s): _______________________________________
Copies of this Protocol have been distributed to all employees.
Oponal—Describe other measures: ______________________________________________________________________
Measures To Prevent Crowds From Gathering (check all that apply to the facility):
Limit the number of customers in the store at any one me to ______________, which allows for customers and employees
to easily maintain at least six-foot distance from one another at all praccable mes.
Post an employee at the door to ensure that the maximum number of customers in the facility set forth above is not exceeded.
Placing per-person limits on goods that are selling out quickly to reduce crowds and lines. ___________________________
Oponal—Describe other measures: ___________________________________________________________________
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Placing signs outside the store reminding people to be at least six feet apart, including when in line.
Placing tape or other markings at least six feet apart in customer line areas inside the store and on sidewalks at public
entrances with signs direcng customers to use the markings to maintain distance.
Separate order areas from delivery areas to prevent customers from gathering.
All employees have been instructed to maintain at least six feet distance from customers and from each other, except
employees may momentarily come closer when necessary to accept payment, deliver goods or services, or as otherwise
necessary.
Oponal—Describe other measures: ______________________________________________________________
Measures To Prevent Unnecessary Contact (check all that apply to the facility):
Prevenng people from self-serving any items that are food-related.
Lids for cups and food-bar type items are provided by sta; not to customers to grab.
Bulk-item food bins are not available for customer self-service use.
Not perming customers to bring their own bags, mugs, or other reusable items from home.
Providing for contactless payment systems or, if not feasible, sanizing payment systems regularly. Describe: ___________
Oponal—Describe other measures (e.g. providing senior-only hours): ______________________________________
Measures To Increase Sanizaon (check all that apply to the facility):
Disinfecng wipes that are eecve against COVID-19 are available near shopping carts and shopping baskets.
Employee(s) assigned to disinfect carts and baskets regularly.
Hand sanizer, soap and water, or eecve disinfectant is available to the public at or near the entrance of the facility, at
checkout counters, and anywhere else inside the store or immediately outside where people have direct interacons.
Disinfecng all payment portals, pens, and styluses aer each use.
Disinfecng all high-contact surfaces frequently.
Oponal—Describe other measures: ___________________________________________________________
*Any addional measures not included here should be listed on separate pages, which the business should aach to this
document.
You may contact the following person with any quesons or comments about this protocol:
Name: ________________________________________ Phone number: ________________________________________
Measures To Keep People At Least Six Feet Apart (check all that apply to the facility)
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WE ARE PRACTICING
SOCIAL DISTANCING
Avoid entering the facility if you have a
cough or fever
Sneeze or cough into a cloth or tissue,
if not available, use your elbow
Do not shake hands or engage in any
unnecessary physical contact
We are implementing the mandatory social distancing protocols, as
per the Sacramento County Public Health Order, effective through
May 1, 2020, unless the Order is extended.
Max # of customers
allowed
at one time:
Per person limitation on
High-Demand Goods:
Maintain a distance of 6 feet from others
WE ARE PRACTICING
SOCIAL DISTANCING
Avoid entering the facility if you have a
cough or fever
Sneeze or cough into a cloth or tissue,
if not available, use your elbow
Do not shake hands or engage in any
unnecessary physical contact
We are implementing the mandatory social distancing protocols,
as per the Sacramento County Public Health Order, effective
through May 1, 2020, unless the Order is extended.
Max # of customers
allowed at one time:
Per person limitation on
High-Demand Goods:
Maintain a distance of 6 feet from others
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