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Shelter in Place Frequently Asked Questions

Date Posted: March 28th, 2020 @ 11:39 PM
Last Updated: January 20th, 2021 @ 7:41 PM

How will this affect me?

Beyond departing home to perform essential activities, you are required to stay at home to limit your chances of catching or spreading COVID-19. When performing essential activities outside the home, you are required to keep six feet of distance between yourself and others.

What can I still do?

  • Go to the grocery store or pharmacy
  • Go to the doctor’s office or the hospital
  • Care for family members, loved ones and pets
  • Order food from restaurants offering pick-up or delivery
  • Visit gas stations and hardware stores
  • Go for a walk, bike ride, or run
  • Walk your dog

In all cases, care must be taken to keep six feet of distance between yourself and others.

What remains open for essential business?

  • Hospitals and health care facilities
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • Police and first responders
  • Garbage and recycling services
  • Laundromats
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis and ride-share services
  • Courthouses
  • Childcare facilities providing services to employees of essential businesses

Stay Informed

Information is changing frequently. Call 2-1-1 or text “COVID19 or “coronavirus” to 211211 to receive general information.