Governor Newsom announced a legal order directing residents to “shelter in place” beginning, March 19 2020. We should take this extremely seriously but not panic. We have an opportunity to flatten the curve of disease spread. The policy effectively requires all residents to be confined to their homes for three weeks with exceptions for essential work, food or other needs.
We have been through emergencies before and can get through this one together, as always.
- Grocery stores and pharmacies will remain open so there is no need to jam stores or hoard items.
- Those engaged in or requiring essential services can continue their tasks while practicing good sanitation habits and social distancing.
- Exercising out-of-doors at our local parks while practicing social distancing is good for the body and mind.
- California’s State Resources for Employers and Workers includes waiving the 1 week waiting period for unemployment and disability insurance.