What you can and can’t do during Sacramento County’s coronavirus stay-at-home order

Sacramento County has formally ordered residents to remain in their homes except for essential chores; an order that carries the force of law in effort to slow the coronavirus spread and limit the number of people infected with the respiratory illness COVID-19.

The countywide order went into effect March 19 and will remain in place until April 7, unless county officials announce a shortening or lengthening of the order. The order urges residents to maintain social distancing of 6 feet while outside and washing hands for at least 20 seconds.

Some law enforcement officials say residents have responded with questions and concerns about the county stay-at-home order. Here’s a list of what you can and can’t do while the order is in effect.

What you can leave your home to do

  • Buy groceries, cleaning supplies, pet supplies or household safety products.

  • Get medical supplies or medication, or

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