Effective Friday, March 20, 2020, Governor Newsom imposed a California-wide Shelter-in-Place via Executive Order (“Executive Order”). This Executive Order comes on the heels of numerous shelter-in-place orders issued by individual counties and cities across the state in the past week. The Governor’s Executive Order requires all individuals living in California to stay home or at their place of residence except as needed to maintain the continuity of 16 critical infrastructure sectors. This Executive Order remains in place indefinitely.

The intent of the Executive Order is to preserve the public health and safety, and to ensure the healthcare delivery system is capable of serving all, while maintaining operation of critical infrastructure sectors.  It also seeks to establish consistency across the state regarding measures that mitigate the impact of Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19).

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  • What Businesses Are Covered By The Executive Order?
  • What Are The Guidelines For Businesses In The Critical Infrastructure Sectors?
  • What If My Business Is In A Critical Infrastructure Sector, But A County Order Does Not List It As An “Essential Business”?
  • What Should My Business Do To Demonstrate it is Exempt from the Shelter-In-Place Requirement?
  • What If My Business Is Not On The List Of Critical Infrastructure Sectors?
  • Is There A Penalty for Non-Compliance?
  • Are Impacted Employees Eligible For Unemployment Insurance?
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