Governor Gavin Newsom

ORDER OF THE LOCAL HEALTH OFFICER
Pursuant to California Health and Safety Code sections 101040, 120175, and 120175.5
(b), the Orange County Health Officer ORDERS AS FOLLOWS:
Effective immediately and continuing until ! I :59 p.m. on March 3 I, 2020, the following will be in effect in Orange County:
l. All public and private gatherings of any number of people, including at places of work, occurring outside a single household or living unit are prohibited. However, nothing in this Order prohibits the gathering of members of a household or living unit.
a. This prohibition applies to all professional, social. and community gatherings, regardless of their sponsor, that are not engaged in Essential Activities. Gatherings that involve Essential Activities should only be conducted when they cannot not be postponed or achieved without gathering, meaning that some other means of communication cannot be used to perform the Essential Activity. For gatherings involving Essential Activities, maintaining a six-foot separation of Social Distancing between persons, except family members, is recommended to the greatest extent possible.
2. All bars and other establishments that serve alcohol, and do not serve food, shall close consistent with guidance provided by the California Department of Public Health for Retail Food, Beverage, and Other Related Service Venues.
3. All restaurants and other business establishments that serve food shall close all on-site dining consistent with guidance provided by the California Department of Public Health for Retail Food, Beverage, and Other Related Service Venues. All food served shall be by delivery, or through pick-up or drive-thru. Social Distancing shall be required for persons picking up food on site.
a. “Social Distancing” is maintaining a six-foot separation from all persons except for family members.
4. A strong recommendation is made that all persons who are 65 years and older, or have a serious chronic medical condition (like heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes), or have a compromised immune system remain at home consistent with guidance provided by the California Department of Public Health on Self-Isolation for Older Adults and Those Who Have Elevated Risk.
5. A strong recommendation is made for persons exhibiting mild to moderate symptoms of COVJD- I 9 to self-isolate themselves in their place of residence unless seeking medical care.
6. All businesses shall enact Social Distancing, increased sanitation standards, and shall make every effort to use telecommuting for its workforce. All businesses shall suspend any policy or procedure requiring doctor verification for sick or other leave approval.
a. “Social Distancing’’ is maintaining a six-foot separation from all persons except for family members.
7, A strong recommendation is made that all residents are to heed any orders and guidance of state and local health officials related to COVID-19.
8. This Order is necessary to protect and preserve the public health from, and prevent, the increasing transmission of COVlD-19 in California and the significant risk of widespread introduction and transmission of COVID-19 into the County.
9. Pursuant to Health and Safety Code section 120175.5 (b) all governmental entities in the County shall take necessary measures within the governmental entity’s control to ensure compliance with this Order and to disseminate this Order to venues or locations within the entity’s jurisdiction where a large gathering may occur.
10. Violation of this Order is subject to fine, imprisonment, or both. (California Health and Safety Code section 120295.)
11. To the extent necessary, this Order may be enforced by the Sheriff or chiefs of police pursuant to Government Code sections 26602 and 41601 and Health and Safety Code section IO 1029.
As this is a rapidly evolving situation, this Order may be revised and/or extended at any time.
County Health Officer Dr. Nichole Quick issued a Health Officer’s Order today to protect the health and wellbeing of Orange County, CA residents.
“We are taking these mitigation steps in line with a directive issued by Governor Newsom to help slow the spread of COVID-19,” said Dr. Nichole Quick, County Health Officer. “We recognize community members may experience anxiety related to the social disruption caused by COVID-19, and want to encourage residents to,reach out to loved ones using appropriate methods like telephone, video,messaging, email and text.”
As this is a rapidly evolving situation, this Order may be revised and/or extended at any time.
For general information about COVID-19, please call the OC Health Care Agency’s (H.CA) Health Referral Line at (800) 564-8448, visit
http://www.ochealthinfo.com/novelcoronavirus, or follow the HCA on Facebook (@ochealthinfo) and Twitter (@ochealth).

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