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Colusa Co. Public Health Officer issues Shelter-in-Place order

Colusa County currently has three cases of the coronavirus but said it expects more in the coming weeks.

Posted: Apr 10, 2020 12:32 PM
Updated: Apr 10, 2020 4:37 PM

COLUSA COUNTY, Calif. - Colusa County's Public Health Officer issued a shelter-in-place order on April 10, directing all individuals living within the county to remain at home, leaving only for essential business, until 11:59 p.m. on May 8.

In a press release, the county said the order prohibits non-essential gatherings and non-essential travel. This also orders all businesses and governmental operations to cease non-essential operations at physical locations.

“The intent of this Order is to ensure that the maximum number of people self-isolate in their places of residence to the greatest extent feasible, while enabling essential services to continue, to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Colusa County to the utmost extent possible,” said Public Health Officer Dr. Gregory Burt.

Burt said this order continues to classify farming, food processing and distribution operations, and their support businesses, as essential.

Colusa County currently has three cases of the coronavirus but said it expects more in the coming weeks.

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What this means for the community:

  • All individuals currently living within Colusa County are ordered to remain at their place of residence, leaving only to conduct essential activities, essential governmental functions, essential travel, or to operate essential businesses.
  • All public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a single household or living unit are prohibited.
  • All non-essential travel, including, but not limited to, non-essential travel on foot, bicycle, scooter, motorcycle, automobile, or public transit is prohibited. This does not preclude walking or biking for exercise purposes, provided social distancing is followed.
  • When performing essential business, social distancing is required.

What this means for businesses:

  • All businesses with a facility in Colusa County, except essential businesses as defined in the Order, are directed to cease all activities at facilities located within the County, except for Minimum Basic Operations as defined in the Order.
  • Businesses consisting exclusively of employees or contractors performing activities at their own residences may continue operations.
  • All essential businesses are strongly encouraged to remain open, but directed to maximize the number of employees who work from home.
  • Businesses that provide essential and non-essential services/products must, to the extent feasible, scale down operations to the essential services only.

For continuing Colusa County coronavirus information, CLICK HERE.

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