California’s Legislative Response to COVID-19

Governor Orders Californians to Stay Home Except for Essential Needs. Just prior to sending this update, Governor Gavin Newsom made a major announcement that he was issuing a statewide Executive Order requiring all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence except as needed to follow the federal critical infrastructure sectors. The governor’s order will impact over 40 million residents and is deemed essential to protect public health, establish consistency across the state, and “bend the curve” to disrupt the spread of the virus. The order goes into effect tonight, March 19, 2020 and will remain in place until further notice.

Legislature Approves Emergency Legislation Before Recessing Until April 13. The Legislature met on Monday, March 16 to pass emergency legislation related to COVID-19, SB 89 and SB 117, as well as adopt ACR 189. Both SB 89 and SB 117 were passed by the Legislature unanimously and have now been signed by the governor and chaptered into law. ACR 189 recessed the Legislature until April 13 and allows either house to recall itself from recess or allows the two houses to extend the recess if necessary.

During this evolving and unprecedented crisis, we recognize the overabundance of information being disseminated and attempted to capture information of relevance to cities and counties. We will do our best to provide regular updates as new information is available and encourage you to please contact us if you have any questions or need additional information.

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Read the Full California COVID Update Here.