Can I leave my house?

In order to stop the spread of COVID-19, everyone should stay in place and practice social distancing. However, the ordinance allows people to leave their homes for essential activities defined as:

  • To engage in activities or perform tasks essential to their health and safety, or to the health and safety of their family or household members or partners or significant others (including, but not limited to, pets), such as, by way of example only and without limitation, obtaining medical supplies or medication, visiting a health care professional, or obtaining supplies they need to work from home.
  • To obtain necessary services or supplies for themselves and their family or household members, or to deliver those services or supplies to others, such as, by way of example only and without limitation, canned food, dry goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, pet supplies, fresh meats, fish, and poultry, and any other household consumer products, and products necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences.
  • To engage in outdoor activity, provided the individuals comply with Social Distancing requirements, such as, by way of example and without limitation, walking, hiking, running, or bicycling.
  • To perform work providing essential products and services at an Essential Business or to otherwise carry out activities specifically permitted in this Order, including Minimum Basic Operations.
  • To care for a family member or pet in another household.

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1. Where can I read the ordinance for myself?
2. How long is the Ordinance in place for?
3. Can I leave my house?
4. What businesses are still open?
5. If a business is closed to the public can they still be open?
6. How is this being enforced?