What to do?
Vulnerable populations including the elderly and those with underlying health conditions must stay home as much as possible. All community members should stay home except to perform essential duties for business continuity or government functions, to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health or dental care, or perform activities related to maintaining a healthy lifestyle during this time.
It is OK to go outside for walks or exercise if you are not in a group and practice proper social distancing. The state has expanded the list of activities that are now allowed, each of which can be done while maintaining social distancing. Tennis, pickleball, basketball and volleyball courts may be used by members of the same household only. A volleyball team cannot meet and practice, but you can play a game with your children or siblings. Games that require balls or other equipment can only be played if the equipment isn’t shared outside of household members. For example, it is allowable to play “catch” with your children or siblings, but not hold a pickup game that involves more than one household. For the current list of allowable activities, visit https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/#top and click on “Outdoor recreation.”
How long will we stay home?
The Order is in effect as long as health officials deem it necessary to slow the spread of COVID19. The Order is currently in effect until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 15, 2020. The Health Officer will be closely monitoring the situation in order to determine what adjustments make sense and advise the County through the process of planning for reopening.
To read all of the frequently asked questions for the revised Amador stay at home order, please click here.
To read the revised order itself, please click here.