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State of California– Immediately Ordered to Shelter in Place

Effective March 19, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-33-20 (“Order”), directing all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence, except as to maintain continuity of operations of the federal critical infrastructures.  This Order shall stay in effect until further notice.

The directive is consistent with the March 19, 2020, Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During the COVID-19 Response.  The purpose of the Order is to slow the spread of COVID-19 to preserve the public health and safety, and to ensure the healthcare delivery system is capable of serving all and prioritizing those at the highest risk and vulnerability.

The Order recognizes that “the supply chain must continue, and Californians must have access to such necessities as food, prescriptions, and health care.  When people need to leave their homes or places of residences, whether to obtain or perform the functions above or to otherwise facilitate authorized necessary functions, they should at all times practice social distancing.”

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Ms. Groff’s practice involves employment law, general civil and commercial litigation, and appellate work.

Her employment law practice involves representing employers before administrative agencies, in state and federal trial courts, and on appeal. She also provides advice on employment-related issues and drafts policies, procedures, and agreements.

She has worked on appeals pending in courts around the country involving a variety of substantive areas of the law. Ms. Groff has appeared a number of times in the...

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