Demystifying “Sheltering in Place” and COVID-19

To limit the spread of COVID-19, many California counties have required residents to “shelter in place.” A more rigorous form of “social distancing,” it means…

  • Staying in your home, leaving only for “essential activities,” including certain types of work and travel.
  • Not hosting or attending any gatherings, including religious services
  • Maintaining a six-foot distance from other people as much as possible
  • Washing your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds each time (or using hand sanitizer)
  • Frequently disinfecting high-touch surfaces
  • Always staying home if you are sick

During times of sheltering in place, you can…

  • Order things online and get mail and deliveries at home. (Businesses that deliver goods or services directly to residences are “essential businesses” that may continue to operate.)
  • Go out to do laundry, get prescriptions and healthcare. If you are feeling sick, call your doctor.
  • Take a walk, walk pets, get exercise (though not on a golf course or gym).
  • Provide home care for elderly relatives, protecting them and yourself by following social distancing guidelines such as washing hands before and after, using hand sanitizer, maintaining at least 6 feet of distance when possible and coughing or sneezing into a tissue.
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