Sacramento County residents, Davis and Manteca also, ordered to stay inside

Sac County Health Officials are directing residents to stay indoors to help mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus.

March 17, 2020

Our news partners at FOX40 have announced that Sacramento County Health officials are directing people to stay to help mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus. This also affects the Yolo County community of Davis and the San Joaquin County community of Manteca. 

Guidance from Sacramento County health officials includes:


  • Workplaces and businesses should implement telecommuting and teleconferencing for their employees, where appropriate and feasible.
  • Only those employees performing essential duties that cannot be performed by telecommuting should physically come to work

Vulnerable Populations:

  • Those aged 65 and older and/or those with chronic health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, heart disease, or lung diseases such as COPD, as well as those with severely weakened immune systems are at highest risk of complications.
  • People at higher risk should stay home and away from gatherings of un-related individuals
  • Those in the vulnerable populations can go outside (to walk the dog, go on walks or go to the park) provided they are at least six feet from others

Less Vulnerable Populations:

  • All those at lower risk should stay home to the maximum extent possible except when going to essential sites

Essential sites include but are not limited to:

  • Health Care Facilities
  • Grocery stores
  • Pharmacies
  • Hardware stores/plumbers/electricians for emergency services
  • Businesses that provide food, shelter and social services, and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals
  • Newspapers, television, radio and other media services
  • Gas Stations and auto supply, auto repair and related facilities
  • Banks and related financial institutions
  • Plumbers, electricians, exterminators and others who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation and essential operation of residences
  • Airlines, taxis and other private transportation providers

Gathering Places:

  • No gatherings in any formal setting
  • All bars, wineries and brew-pubs should be closed
  • All in-dining at restaurants should cease; take out and home delivery (with social distancing) may continue
  • All gyms should be closed
  • All bingo halls and card rooms should be closed


All Sacramento schools are closed

Sick Persons:

  • Everyone should stay home if they are sick until they have had no fever, cough or other respiratory symptoms for at least 72 hours after symptoms resolve, or 7 days from when symptoms began, whichever is longer.
  • Anyone who lives with someone who tests positive for COVID-19 should stay home for 14 days.
  • Those with cold-like symptoms who can manage their symptoms at home with over-the-counter-drugs, should do so, regardless of whether they have a cold, the flu, or COVID-19.
  • If, however, difficulty breathing and lethargy develops, or symptoms were better and then got worse, they should call their healthcare provider, or urgent care center ahead so they can prepare to take care of them.
  • People should only call 911 or go to an emergency department if they believe that they are extremely sick or their life is in imminent danger. Other emergencies are still occurring, and emergency resources must be available to address all of them, not just COVID-19

Masks: Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.

  • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
  • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a healthcare facility).

The City of Davis earlier Tuesday asked its residents to do the same thing, along with a similar order from city officials in Manteca late Monday.

Six Bay Area counties — San Francisco, Marin, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Mateo, Contra Costa and Alameda — are also asking residents to stay indoors.