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GROUNDHOG DAY WEEK NINE

“Safer at Home” Moving to Stage Two, Phased Reopening

If anyone cares to count, today, May 15, is Day 55 and the beginning of California’s stay at home directives Week Nine. The Public Health Director’s latest statewide order (May 7) sets out “California’s path forward from the initial [March 19] ‘Stay-at-Home’ Order in California’s Pandemic Roadmap” in four phases:  Stage 1: safety and preparation; Stage 2: reopening of lower-risk workplaces and other spaces; Stage 3: reopening of higher-risk workplaces and other spaces; and Stage 4: finally an easing of final restrictions leading to the end of the stay at home order.

The May 7 order announces the gradual movement of the entire state from Stage l to Stage 2, with procedure for the state’s 58 counties to accelerate their transition. At our last count, 21 counties have announced such ability.  We also count 14 counties which have rescinded their local orders in order to follow just the statewide guidances: • Colusa, • Calaveras, • El Dorado, • Stanislaus, • Inyo, • Kern, • Kings, • Lake, •Nevada, • Placer, • Riverside, • San Benito, • San Bernardino, and • Tehama.

Nevertheless, the majority of counties and numerous major cities continue to have local orders in place, many with rules more restrictive than the state’s. To our knowledge, and as of May 15:

City or County  Effective Date Expiration Date  Resources
Alameda County April 29, 2020 May 31, 2020 Alameda County’s FAQs
Berkeley April 29, 2020 May 31, 2020 City of Berkeley’s FAQs
Contra Costa County May 4, 2020 May 31, 2020 Contra Costa County’s FAQs
Culver City May 8, 2020 Until further notice Culver City’s press release
Fresno City April 10, 2020 May 31, 2020 Fresno City’s press release
Fresno County May 7, 2020 May 31, 2020 Fresno County’s website
Humboldt County March 31, 2020 Until further notice Humboldt County’s FAQs
Imperial County May 9, 2020 Until further notice Imperial County’s guidance
Long Beach May 13, 2020 Until further notice Long Beach’s website
Los Angeles City May 13, 2020 Until further notice Los Angeles City’s FAQs
Los Angeles County(All unincorporated areas and cities in LA County except for Long Beach and Pasadena)   May 13, 2020 Until further notice Los Angeles County’s FAQs.
Marin County April 29, 2020 May 31, 2020 Marin County’s FAQs
Mendocino County May 8, 2020 June 8, 2020 Mendocino County’s FAQs
Merced County May 8, 2020 Until further notice Merced County’s FAQs
Mono County March 24, 2020 Until further notice Mono County’s FAQs
Monterey County May 4, 2020 May 31, 2020 Monterey County’s Guidance
Napa County May 8, 2020 Until further notice Napa County’s FAQs
Palm Springs April 7, 2020 Until further notice Palm Springs’ FAQs

Palm Springs’s supplementary order

Pasadena March 22, 2020 Until further notice Pasadena’s FAQs

Pasadena’s supplementary order

Sacramento County May 1, 2020 May 22,  2020 Sacramento County’s FAQs
San Diego County May 10, 2020 Until further notice San Diego County’s FAQs
San Francisco City and   County May 3, 2020 May 31, 2020 San Francisco’s FAQs
San Joaquin County May 8, 2020 Until further notice San Joaquin County’s guidance
San Luis Obispo County April 16, 2020 May 16, 2020 San Luis Obispo County’s guidance
Santa Clara County May 4, 2020 May 31, 2020 Santa Clara County ’s FAQs
San Mateo County May 3, 2020 May 31, 2020 San Mateo County’s FAQs
Santa Barbara County May 8, 2020 May 31, 2020 Santa Barbara’s FAQs
Santa Clara County May 3, 2020 May 31, 2020 Santa Clara County’s FAQs
Santa Cruz County May 1, 2020 Until further notice Santa Cruz County’s website
Solano County May 8, 2020 Until further notice Solano County’s website
Sonoma County May 4, 2020 Until further notice Sonoma County’s FAQs
Sutter County May 4, 2020 (phased reopening) Until further notice Sutter County Order 
Tulare County May 8, 2020 Until further notice Tulare County’s website
Ventura County May 7, 2020 May 31, 2020 Ventura County ‘s website 
Yolo County April 30, 2020 May 31, 2020 Yolo County’s website
Yuba County May 4, 2020 (phased reopening) Until further notice Yuba County’s website

Thanks again to our legal assistant Daniska Coronado for this continuing compilation. There continues to be no other attempted comprehensive statewide listing readily available online.

As counties continue to rely on their particular data, we can be sure that requirements of varying strictness continue to change frequently, local jurisdiction-by-local jurisdiction.

See also:

For more information about these laws or other employment issues related to coronavirus, contact Tim BowlesCindy Bamforth or Helena Kobrin.

Tim Bowles

Daniska Coronado

May 15, 2020

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