State of California New Plan for Reopening
The State of California has introduced a new Blueprint for a Safer Economy that is effective August 31, 2020. The current status of activities and businesses is available for each county on the State's website. The new system introduces a tiered system. San Joaquin County is in the Purple Tier, indicating that COVID-19 is widespread. For additional information, please visit:
August 31, 2020 - San Joaquin County Stay at Home Order
San Joaquin County has rescinded prior orders and issued a new order to align with the State Blueprint for a Safer Economy. The following orders are now in effect:
- For current information about COVID-19 in San Joaquin County, text "covidsj" to 888777 to sign up.
July 13, 2020 - State and County Require Certain Sectors to Close Indoor Activities
Due to an increase in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, the following sectors are required to modify operations to provide services outside or by pick-up only, beginning immediately:
- Gyms & Fitness Centers
- Worship Services
- Offices for non-essential sectors
- Personal care services, including nail salons, body waxing, and tattoo parlors
- Hair salons and barbershops
- Indoor shopping malls
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:
There are currently no external links.
This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 9/1/2020