COVID-19 Updates (Updated January 14, 2020 - 12:00 p.m.)


The State of California is in the process of rolling out vaccines to all 58 counties. The first vaccines have arrived in San Joaquin County and those who are scheduled for vaccinations in Phase 1A have begun to receive vaccinations, which includes those in healthcare-related occupations, those supporting healthcare, and first responders.  The State has also authorized vaccinations to be provided to those in Phase 1B, which includes those who are age 65 or over.


Additional information regarding vaccinations in San Joaquin County is available San Joaquin County Office of Emergencies website or by calling San Joaquin County Public Health Services at (209) 468-3411.


City Public Counters and Offices Closed to In-Person ServicesRed left arrowEffective December 28, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 surge, escalation in the number of cases, and spread resulting in a Regional Stay Home Order for San Joaquin Valley, the City of Stockton will close public offices and counters to in-person public access, effective Monday, December 28, 2020. 


All departments will be available by telephone, email, and through online services, during regularly scheduled business hours.


California Regional Stay Home Order Red left arrow Effective December 6, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. & Extended on December 29, 2020

The State has issued a Regional Stay Home Order for San Joaquin Valley. San Joaquin County is in the San Joaquin Valley Region. The order becomes effective when a Region reaches less than 15% availability of hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) capacity.


The Regional Stay Home Order is effective December 6, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. This will require certain sectors to close operations and others to make additional modifications, including, but not limited to 100% masking and physical distancing. 

Regional Stay Home Order 

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For additional information about the State requirements under the Regional Stay Home Order activation, please visit the State's website


Limited Stay at Home OrderRed left arrow Effective November 19, 2020, Extended December 22, 2020

Due to high rates of COVID-19 hospitalizations impacting the health care system, California is under a Limited Stay at Home Order. The order applies to all counties that are currently under the Regional Stay at Home Order and those in Tier One (Purple) of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. The Limited Stay at Home Order will expire after the Regional Stay At Home Order has been terminated in all regions of the state.


Outdoor and Indoor Youth and Recreational Adult SportsRed left arrow December 14, 2020

  • Link to State Guidance for Outdoor and Indoor Youth and Recreational Adult Sports
  • Physical conditioning, practice, skill-building, and training that can be conducted outdoors, with 6 feet of physical distancing, and within stable cohorts are authorized regardless of county tier status. Such activities may be conducted indoors consistent with restrictions by Tier in the Gym & Fitness Center Guidance Capacity.
    • San Joaquin County is in the Purple Tier (Tier 1).
  • In counties under the Regional Stay at Home Order, only activities consistent with the bullet immediately above are permitted, regardless of the county's tier status. 
    • San Joaquin County is under the Regional Stay at Home Order.
  • Youth should limit their sports activities to their own households in counties under the Regional Stay at Home Order.


State of California - Most Recent UpdatesRed left arrow Effective December 1, 2020

  • Campgrounds, RV Parks, Ski Operators, and Other Outdoor Recreation - State Guidance 


State Travel Advisory & GatheringsRed left arrow Effective November 13, 2020 

  • State Travel Advisory
    • Persons arriving in California from other states or countries, including returning California residents, should practice self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival.
    • Californians are encouraged to stay home or in their region and avoid non-essential travel to other states or countries. 


Controlling the Spread of COVID-19

To slow the spread of the virus, please continue to:

  • Wear a face covering when in public;
  • Wash your hands regularly - with soap and water;
  • Covering coughs and sneezes (into elbow, not hands);
  • Physically distancing, of at least 6 feet, from those who are not members of your household;
  • Do not mix or gather with people outside of your household; and
  • Get a Flu shot! 


COVID-19 Testing 

Testing is being offered at a number of locations throughout San Joaquin County and by healthcare providers throughout San Joaquin County.  


City Parks

City parks are available for passive use, which includes walking, biking, running, etc. Please follow current State requirements, including the Regional Stay Home Order, effective in San Joaquin County (San Joaquin Valley Region), masking and physical distancing.


COVID Questions for the City of Stockton


External Links

State of California Blueprint for a Safer Economy - Regional Stay Home Order

San Joaquin County Office of Emergency Services -

San Joaquin County Public Health

San Joaquin County Public Health Services -

San Joaquin County Public Health Services -

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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 1/14/2021