Shelter-in-Place - What does it mean?
Stay in your home and do not leave unless necessary for the following reasons:
|Getting food, medical supplies, and prescriptions|
|See a doctor|
|Go to work if your work is essential as defined by the County's Order|
|Take child(ren) to and from childcare that is authorized under the Order|
|Help people you care for get things they need to live and be healthy and safe|
You can go outside to care for pets, go on a walk, exercise, or just get outside. It is important to maintain at least six feet of distance (social distance) between you and other people. Social Distancing is one of the most effective approaches to slow the transmission of the communicable disease.
Sick individuals should self-isolate, including to the extent you can, from others you live with.
The Shelter-in-Place order is set to last until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. The duration can be either shortened or extended by the County Health Officer or the State Public Health Officer. The Health Officer is closely monitoring the situation every day in order to determine what adjustments make sense.
You can visit the County website at http://acphd.org/2019-ncov.aspx regularly to learn about updates.
|Wash hands with liquid soap and water and rub for at least 20 seconds|
|Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing|
|Refrain from touching your eyes, nose, and mouth|
|Stay home when you are sick|
|Get a flu shot to protect yourself and others from the flue, which has similar symptoms to COVID-19|
|Flu and other respiratory viruses are very common right now, and large group gatherings are places where viruses can spread. If you are not feeling well or are experiencing cold, flu, or other symptoms, stay home to avoid spreading germs|
|It is recommended to call your physician from home to determine if there is a need to be seen at a medical facility. Going directly to a medical facility with minor to moderate cold or flu-like symptoms may unnecessarily expose you and others|
|Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces|
|Consult with your healthcare provider if you or your household members are at high risk for COVID-19 complications|
People who are well and healthy do not need to use a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory illnesses. A facemask can be worn for those who are coughing or sneezing to protect others from getting sick. The use of facemasks is crucial, however, for health workers and other people who are taking care of someone infected with COVID-19 in close settings.
Healthy people should not be excluded from any activities based on their race or country of origin. There is no racial, ethic, or cultural basis for the disease. The City of Newark does not tolerate discrimination of any individuals.
Yes, the County Shelter-in-Place Order is mandatory. The Order is a legal Order issued under the authority of California law. You are required to comply, and it is a crime (a misdemeanor) not to follow the Order (although the intent is not for anyone to get into trouble). Also, it is critical for everyone to follow the Order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect themselves, their loved ones, friends, neighbors and the whole community. All persons, businesses, and other entities are required to comply if they do not fall within the exemptions that are specified in the Order.