Governor Gavin Newsom Issues Stay at Home Order

COVID-19 Update

In an effort to protect the health and well-being of all Californians, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-33-20 (Order) directing all Californians to stay home to slow the spread of COVID-19. Roughly 25 percent of all Californians were already under some form of “shelter in place” order from a local government before Newsom issued his statewide Order.

The Order was widely expected after Newsom advised President Trump that as many as 25 million Californians may be infected in the coming weeks and extreme measures must be taken to combat the spread of COVID-19.

In an address to the state after issuing the Order, Newsom said he hopes not to have to enforce it. “I don’t believe the people of California need to be told through law enforcement to home isolate [to] protect themselves,” he said.

The Order specifies that 16 critical infrastructure sectors identified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security may continue operations because of their significance to the health and well-being of all Californians:

1. Chemical Sector

2. Commercial Facilities Sector

3. Communications Sector

4. Critical Manufacturing Sector

5. Dams Sector

6. Defense Industrial Base Sector

7. Emergency Services Sector

8. Energy Sector

9. Financial Services Sector

10. Food and Agriculture Sector

11. Government Facilities Sector

12. Healthcare and Public Health Sector

13. Information Technology Sector

14. Nuclear Reactors, Materials and Waste Sector

15. Transportation Systems Sector

16. Water and Wastewater Systems Sector

The Order took effect immediately and will remain in effect until further notice.

To view Newsom’s Order, go to

To learn more about the 16 critical infrastructure sectors, go to


















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