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San Joaquin County Office of Emergency

San Joaquin County Office of Emergency
Posted on 03/20/2020

San Joaquin County Public Health Officer and Director of Emergency Service have issued a new order for the county. effective as of 11:59 pm on 03/26/2020.

The updated order is due to evidence of an accelerated incidence of COVID-19 within San Joaquin County and throughout Northern California, indicating that additional efforts must be implemented to slow the rate of spread.

Highlights of the new order:

* All public and private gatherings of any number outside a household or living unit is prohibited.

*When citizens engage in outdoor activities, they are to comply with social distancing requirements and are not to use parks and or public playground equipment.

* Travel is only allowed for essential activities.

COVID-19 positive cases have increased significantly over the last week. There are increasing instances where some individuals who contract COVID-19 virus have no symptoms or have mild symptoms, which means they may not be aware they carry the virus.

"Since people without symptoms can transmit the disease and evidence shows the disease is easily spread, it is imperative that public activities which can result in preventable transmission of the virus must be stopped or significantly limited, " cautioned Dr. Park. "It's up to every one of us to take steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19, help to preserve critical and limited capacity in our healthcare system, and save lives. This updated Order takes urgent action to implement those necessary restrictions."

With the new orders Parks are not to be used. Parks will be closed and can be used as a pass-through only with no gathering or use of facilities or amenities.

Amended order 03-26-2020 click here for the full order.

Previous Information:
Amended order 03-21-2020 click here for the full order.
Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Stay At Home order can be found here.
 Click here for the full order 03-20-2020.
Stay at Home Guidance here.