Sacramento County COVID-19 Public Health Order Extended

The Sacramento County Public Health Officer has extended the countywide stay-at-home order through May 1 in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The Public Health Order reinforces the direction for all individuals to stay home and has additional clarifications and directives.

“The main point remains clear: people in Sacramento County must keep social distancing to the max. The single most important thing everyone can do to beat this is to stay home,” said Dr. Peter Beilenson, Sacramento County Director of Health Services.

The new Order prohibits all non-essential gatherings of any number of people, sets new social distancing protocols for essential businesses, restricts access to recreation facilities countywide, and clarifies essential activities and travel.

Outdoor recreation activities are still permitted, but residents must follow social distancing requirements when they are out walking, biking, and running. Under the Order, essential businesses must now limit the number of people who can enter a facility at one time and ensure people always maintain a minimum six-foot distance from one another. The Order also clarifies that real estate agents can show houses for sale when following guidelines, and funerals can take place if attendees are limited to 10.

As of Wednesday, April 8, there are 580 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Sacramento County, and 13 in Folsom.

Learn more about the new Sacramento County Public Health Order.