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California Statewide Stay at Home Order March 19, 2020

The Statewide Executive Order issued by Governor Newsom this evening is set forth here:

The Order includes the following directives:

  • All State residents directed to heed current State public health directives, found here:

  • All individuals living in State of California directed to stay at home or at their place of residence EXCEPT AS NEEDED TO MAINTAIN CONTINUITY OF OPERATIONS OF THE FEDERAL CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS OUTLINED HERE:

  • The Order states that government has identified 16 critical infrastructure sectors whose assets, systems and supply chains are considered vital to the US; destruction would have debilitating effect on security, economic security, public health or safety or combination of above.  See diagram below for enumerated sectors.

  • Californians may leave their places of residence to perform the enumerated functions including those whose functions or work activities are needed to maintain continuity of the enumerated critical sectors.

  • Residents are advised to consider local emergency orders which may have more restrictive measures for non-critical sectors.

  • Any time residents must leave their homes they must practice social distancing including at work.

The following link provides good guidance regarding the sectors and critical infrastructure workers:

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About this Author

Pamela L. Westhoff, Real Estate Attorney, Sheppard Mullin, Law Firm

Ms. Westhoff is a partner in the Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental Practice Group in the firm's Los Angeles office.

Ms. Westhoff has a broad-based and versatile transactional real estate practice, with an emphasis in acquisitions, dispositions, commercial leasing, and technology issues affecting real estate. She also has extensive experience in all types of real estate lending transactions, including workouts, restructures, and joint ventures.