Stay at Home Order

In Effect May 8, 2020 – Updated May 26, 2020

This Order repeals and replaces all previous Stay at Home orders issued by the Health Officer of Merced County, except for the Febrile Respiratory Illness Order issued on April 7, 2020, and incorporates by reference the directive from the California State Public Health Officer designating "Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers." For more information on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers, see This Order does not supersede any conflicting or more restrictive orders issued by local governments, the State of California, or the Federal Government.

This Order continues to advise all individuals living in the county to continue to stay at home or at their place of residence except to provide or receive certain essential services or engage in certain essential activities and work for essential businesses and governmental services or to take part in certain outdoor activities; directing specified businesses to continue to cease certain non-essential operations at physical locations in the county; prohibiting all large non-essential gatherings of individuals; and advising cessation of all non-essential travel.

Please see the links to the right for the official Order and FAQs.

Note that these FAQs will continue to be updated. Please check back for updates and clarifications.