COVID-19 Actions

San Joaquin County Stay at Home Order

Social Distancing Required

The Director of Emergency Services of San Joaquin County issued a Stay at Home Order, effective Friday, March 19, 2020, at 11:59 p.m., which was updated on Saturday, March 21, 2020, March 26, 2020, April 14, 2020 and amended on April 24, 2020. The order was repealed and replaced on Friday, May 8, 2020; and repealed and replaced on June 2, 2020.  The Order was updated on June 11, June 16, and July 2, 2020:

  • San Joaquin County Stay at Home Order (June 2)
  • San Joaquin County Stay at Home Order (May 8)
    • Stay at Home still in place; essential activities/travel only
    • Retail - curbside & delivery only, and manufacturing & logistics in support of retail with required operational modifications
    • Outdoor Recreational Activities added
    • Social distancing and protocol postings required
    • State of California guidance & checklists apply
  • San Joaquin County Stay at Home Order (April 14) and Amendment (April 24):
    • No gatherings of any number of individuals
    • Social Distancing Required (6-ft) at all times when near persons outside your household
    • Essential activities/travel only
  • For current information about COVID-19 in San Joaquin County, text "covidsj" to 888777 to sign up.

 

July 1, 2020 - State Requires Certain Business Sectors to Modify

Due to the significant increase in the community spread of COVID-19, the California Department of Public Health Services orders certain business sectors to close indoor operations in 19 counties on the Monitoring List, which includes San Joaquin County: Restaurant Dine-In, Wineries & Tasting Rooms, Card Rooms. Outdoor operations may continue with appropriate modifications, including physical distancing and face coverings. 

  • Bars, breweries, brewpubs & pubs to be closed, both indoor & outdoor.
  • Guidance for Places of Worship, Religious Services & Cultural Ceremonies, and Fitness Facilities updated by the State.

 

June 18, 2020 - State Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings

Effective June 18, 2020, the California Department of Public Health Service issued Guidance on the Use of Face Coverings, requiring the use of face coverings in California in public or common spaces.

  • CDPH Guidance on the Use of Face Coverings
  • Required in most public settings and areas
  • Exemptions apply for persons under 2-years of age, those with medical conditions, hearing impaired persons, when seated at a restaurant, or during outdoor activities.

 

June 9, 2020 - City of Stockton Extends Residential Evictions Moratorium

 

March 24, 2020 - City of Stockton Affirms State Stay at Home Order

Business Eviction Moratorium, Emergency Response Fund Allocation

City Council held its first virtual online meeting and took action related to COVID-19:

  • Adopted an Urgency Ordinance - Business Eviction Moratorium
  • Allocation of Emergency Coronavirus Response Fund - $1,235,000
  • Resolution affirming the State of California Stay at Home Order
  • City Manager has extended business licenses due date for City business to June 15, 2020.
  • More information in the Full News Release

 

March 19, 2020 - State Stay at Home Order 

Gov. Newsom issued a Stay at Home Executive Order for all of California. Certain essential businesses and services will remain open.

 

March 17, 2020 - City of Stockton Local Emergency Ratified

Mass Gatherings, Residential Evictions Moratorium, Price Gouging

Stockton City Council took the following actions:

  • Ratified Local Emergency Proclamation declared March 12, 2020;
    • approved mass gathering guidelines of state, federal and local authorities, and national disease and health organizations; and
    • supports City and county enforcement of price gouging restrictions.
  • Enacted a two-month moratorium on residential evictions in certain circumstances;
  • Adopted a Resolution that places temporary restrictions - through March 24, 2020 - on the operation of:
    • movie theaters and entertainment venues, which includes bowling alleys and arcades;
    • gyms and fitness centers; and
    • limits restaurants, delis, and other food venues to delivery, takeout or drive-thru.
  • Established an Emergency Coronavirus Response Fund (criteria for use to-be-determined)

 

March 12, 2020 - City of Stockton Local Emergency Proclamation

Adopts California Department of Health Gathering Guidelines Policy

The City of Stockton has issued a proclamation establishing a local emergency caused by the serious health threat presented by the coronavirus. In addition, the City adopted a policy prepared by the California Department of Public Health related to gatherings to slow the rate of transmission of coronavirus. 

 

March 10, 2020 - San Joaquin County Public Health

Confirms COVID-19 Cases in San Joaquin County

San Joaquin County Public Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in San Joaquin County and declared a public health emergency:

 

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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 7/2/2020