Governor Orders Statewide Shelter in Place

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Governor Orders Statewide Shelter in Place
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By edhat staff

California Governor Gavin Newsom has announced a statewide shelter in place order for all residents during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Nearly 40 million people are ordered to stay home until further notice unless it's absolutely necessary to leave starting at midnight on Thursday. An end date was not given as this is expected to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

The order states the following businesses are allowed to remain open: gas stations, pharmacies, food stores (grocery, foodbanks, convenience stores, take out, delivery), banks, laundry services. Essential state and local government functions will also remain open, including law enforcement and offices that provide government programs and services.

The same closure guidelines are in place for dine-in restaurants, bars and nightclubs, entertainment venues, gyms and fitness studios, public events and gatherings, and convention centers.

Individuals working in "Critical Infrastructure Sectors" as defined by the federal government may continue work. This includes healthcare, energy, transportation, water and waste management, and more.

State law dictates that violations of the order are punishable of a fine up to $1,000, however, officials state they do not plan to direct police to enforce this.

"This is a moment we need to make tough decisions," said Newsom. "This is a moment where we need some straight talk and we need to tell people the truth: We need to bend the curve in the state of California."

Newsom also requested the immediate deployment of the USNS Mercy Hospital Ship to the Port of Los Angeles through September 1, 2020, to help decompress the state’s health care delivery system in Los Angeles.

California health officials predict 56% of the state's population, approximately 25.5 million people, will be infected with COVID-19 within the next eight weeks, according to a letter Newsom sent to President Donald Trump on Thursday morning.

The governor's announcement comes after Los Angeles and Bay Area counties issued "shelter-in-place" mandates to their residents.

As of Thursday evening, there are 9 cases of positive COVID-19 with at least 100 pending test results in Santa Barbara County. California currently has 1,040 confirmed cases with 19 deaths. These numbers are expected to grow as more testing results are released.

Santa Barbara County health officials previously stated they were planning to issue a shelter in place mandate for those over 75 years of age and those 70 years of age and over with underlying health issues.

There are currently 17 confirmed cases in Ventura County, 13 in San Luis Obispo, and 230 in Los Angeles County.

The full announcement can be viewed below:

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Shasta Guy Mar 22, 2020 06:17 PM
Governor Orders Statewide Shelter in Place

This is encouraging. LA looks like it’s taking the shelter in place seriously. The majority of our food and other essentials come from LA. On of my concerns for SB is that if the LA basin shuts down, ala full Rodney King riot paralysis, then it may be very difficult getting food shipments here here. This link shows how LA has become a ghost town ... a very good thing for us. ***

Shasta Guy Mar 21, 2020 08:54 AM
Governor Orders Statewide Shelter in Place

Focusing on politics is an unnecessary and possibly deadly distraction. Our only focus should be doing everything possible to keep the transmission of this virus to as few people as possible. Staying at home and social distancing when we have to leave the house are the only things we can do. If we can’t do that, then unimaginable suffering and death will come to our town which will require martial law to contain just as is happening in Italy right now. I fear for New York City.

a-1584752972 Mar 20, 2020 06:09 PM
Governor Orders Statewide Shelter in Place

Looks like you've looked into your crystal ball Bobby. How the heck would you know and why induce more speculation and fear through a comment like that?

a-1584733835 Mar 20, 2020 12:50 PM
Governor Orders Statewide Shelter in Place

FROM CHANNEL CITY LUMBER "To Our Valued Customers and Community Members,
We would like to update you regarding some business changes due to the COVID19 outbreak and the new shelter in place policy. Channel City Lumber has been listed as an Essential business and we are going to remain OPEN, but with limited hours. Until further notice, Channel City will be open from 7:30 am - 3:30 pm (M-F) and 8:00 am - 12 pm (Saturday). We are committed to remain open as long as our vendors can get supplies. We are receiving constant updates from our suppliers and have been put on notice that lead times and availability are subject to change pending any number of variables. Special orders have yet to be affected, but this can change at any moment, and then change again. Hang tight, we will do everything we can for you. Our staff is working hard to modify the way folks shop in order to reduce foot traffic and maintain the social distance. We have added a Will Call walk up window and suggest calling in your order (805-968-9645) OR email your list of items ( ). As always we have 2 trucks running non-stop and deliveries are available upon request. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Stay safe!"

Sue Mar 20, 2020 08:56 AM
Governor Orders Statewide Shelter in Place

Seems like nothing has changed since yesterday. Dozens of construction workers all over the East Beach area. How are they “essential?” The more we isolate, all of us, the quicker we will all have more stability in our lives. Thanks for doing your part.

Xantus Mar 21, 2020 10:34 AM
Governor Orders Statewide Shelter in Place

interestingly... what is included in the Critical Infrastructures???

Entertainment and Media (e.g., motion picture studios, broadcast media).
Gaming (e.g., casinos).
Lodging (e.g., hotels, motels, conference centers).
Outdoor Events (e.g., theme and amusement parks, fairs, campgrounds, parades).
Public Assembly (e.g., arenas, stadiums, aquariums, zoos, museums, convention centers).
Real Estate (e.g., office and apartment buildings, condominiums, mixed use facilities, self-storage).
Retail (e.g., retail centers and districts, shopping malls).
Sports Leagues (e.g., professional sports leagues and federations).

now that's some contradictory information ;)

Shmonk Mar 20, 2020 11:43 AM
Governor Orders Statewide Shelter in Place

Construction work is absolutely essential. Why wouldn't it be? We are supposed to ignore infrastructure issues? What danger are they posing to the general public?

sacjon Mar 20, 2020 11:02 AM
Governor Orders Statewide Shelter in Place

SBLOCAL - some people may be in the middle of a remodel or are building their homes. Do you expect them to live with open walls? Getting a home livable is very much a critical part of our infrastructure. We can do without interior designers and landscapers for a bit, but people need to be able to live in their homes safely.

LCP112233 Mar 20, 2020 10:01 AM
Governor Orders Statewide Shelter in Place

Sue, SB Local. Click on the "Critical Infrastructure Sector" on the link in the article. Many companies still in business today are included on this very large list. Mine, thank God, is one of them. Our Country and our economy would completely crumble in an instant if this was not the case and everyone simply stayed home. Stay safe, we can all get through this.

Shmonk Mar 20, 2020 09:58 AM
Governor Orders Statewide Shelter in Place

Bars, nightclubs, theaters, gyms and convention centers have been ordered closed. This was ordered in several local counties already, but now it's state wide.

Sblocal2 Mar 20, 2020 09:48 AM
Governor Orders Statewide Shelter in Place

You’re right, Sue. Nothing has changed on the Mesa. There are workers at EVERY construction site on La Coronilla and Harbor Hills. I counted 15 trucks at a new home construction site where La Coronilla and Harbor Hills meet. All of them in close contact. It is appalling!!! I guess there are two sets of rules.

Jence Mar 20, 2020 12:01 PM
Governor Orders Statewide Shelter in Place

Hello East Beach! You are right; it wasn’t so long ago that people had to hide and make do with what was on hand just to feed the kids and women. We, as a nation, are not so far removed from those times. This is no comparison to WW2; however, I think it be hooves us all to stay calm, be great full for what we do have and be giving to our neighbors.

EastBeach Mar 20, 2020 10:45 AM
Governor Orders Statewide Shelter in Place

Imagine refusing to turn off your lights when the Nazi's were night-bombing London in WWII. There are going to be self-righteous dummies like that during this crises. If enough people act that foolishly, that's when martial law will be needed.

Alexblue Mar 20, 2020 10:12 AM
Governor Orders Statewide Shelter in Place

Yeti, here's what is really arrogant.

Hanging out with your pals creating additional nexus points for viral transmission without giving a crap that you are putting other people's lives in danger and extending the overall timeline of this pandemic and further blowing up the economy.

I have no problem at all with house arrests for people that damage others in this fashion.

Schifter Mar 20, 2020 05:59 AM
Governor Orders Statewide Shelter in Place

Silver linings: no street sweeping for two weeks! Free money from the Feds April 6 and May 18 (I hope it includes me?). Now I can lie in bed all day and not feel guilty about it. Except, old man wants me to shop for him and I don't want to get him that kinda sucks. Anyway, YEAH, LET'S SUE CHINA!

Jence Mar 20, 2020 01:53 AM
Governor Orders Statewide Shelter in Place

The reality is that all persons over 57 years old is now my problem and my son’s problem, and his son’s problem. Thanks LSD. Thanks HepC, thanks PTSD, thanks agent O, thanks free love and smoking pot! You guys were awesome! GREAT!!!!! Good job, mom! Thanks for going to work and leaving me home!


Lina24 Mar 20, 2020 12:07 PM
Governor Orders Statewide Shelter in Place

You can thank Vietnam for all of the above. Just be glad you don't have to face a draft to certain hell like our brothers, sons, husbands, boyfriends, and schoolmates did back then. You'd probably want to escape by smoking pot, eating acid and having as much sex as you could too . And if you survived it, Agent O and PTSD would be your new normal.

EastBeach Mar 20, 2020 01:08 AM
Governor Orders Statewide Shelter in Place

Painful but the right thing to do. If you need more convincing, look at this hospital beds analysis from Harvard Global Health Institute (enter "Santa Barbara" in the Hospital Region box because the graphs depend on where you live) ......

a-1584691980 Mar 20, 2020 01:13 AM
Governor Orders Statewide Shelter in Place

Full disclosure of the researchers involved in the modelling plus the underlying datasets are here ......

Shasta Guy Mar 19, 2020 10:01 PM
Governor Orders Statewide Shelter in Place

Here’s a link for enduring a lock down: *** *** Being Zerohedge, the comments will make sailors blush since there appears to be no moderator.

a-1584677701 Mar 19, 2020 09:15 PM
Governor Orders Statewide Shelter in Place

I guess I can send my missed work billing to the State to cover everything I miss.
Work continues for me, virus or not. No income, then I become homeless.... the State's problem.

EastBeach Mar 20, 2020 01:22 AM
Governor Orders Statewide Shelter in Place

If you work for, or contract for, one of the ISP's (e.g. Cox, Frontier, Comcast) you may fall into the critical infrastructure category (employees are required to keep working). If you're visiting companies and supporting their intranet, then you're more of an IT person and exemption may depend on what your customer does. An IT person supporting a retail store may not qualify, but someone supporting one of the critical infrastructure companies might. Click on the link in the article for more info.

a-1584678338 Mar 19, 2020 09:25 PM
Governor Orders Statewide Shelter in Place

... Let me clarify a little bit. I work on computer networks. With all the "work at home" happening, I need to be sure everything is up and running for that to happen. That requires me to visit locations to program and backup data.

jemila Mar 20, 2020 09:00 PM
Governor Orders Statewide Shelter in Place

Pugluv, can you skype or FaceTime your friends ? and there's Zoom, not sure how that works, it can handle several people at once I think. I worry about the folks in nursing homes being made so isolated, but I'm hoping they arrange for them to Skype with their family members/ friends & erstwhile dining companions.


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