City of Fresno Coronavirus Emergency Order

People will be allowed to leave their homes for these purposes:

To engage in outdoor activity provided they comply with social distancing requirements of at least six feet between people outside of the same family.

To perform any of the activities deemed essentialTo engage in activities or tasks essential to their health and safety or their family members’ health and safety

To obtain necessary services or supplies like groceries or household necessities

To care for a family member or pet in another householdTo obtain health care services
City leaders emphasized that there’s no problem with water services. Nobody will lose water, even for non-payment. The same is true for power. PG&E has pledged not to disconnect anyone’s power.

They’re relying on voluntary compliance for now, but say businesses could lose licenses for breaking what is now a city ordinance.

Police involvement is under consideration, but they’re hoping it’s unnecessary.

Some of the businesses deemed essential include:

Health care operations and essential infrastructure

Grocery stores, certified farmers’ markets, farm and produce stands, food banks, convenience stores, and other establishments selling canned food, dry goods, produce, fresh meat and poultry, etc.

Food cultivation, including farming, livestock, and fishing

Businesses providing food, shelter, and social services

Newspapers, television, radio, and other media services

Gas stations, auto supply, and auto repair

Banks and related financial institutions

Hardware stores

Plumbers, electricians, exterminators, and other providers of safety and sanitation for homes and businesses

Mailing and shipping services, including P.O. boxes

Educations institutions, provided they account for social distancing of at least six feet to the greatest extent possible

Laundromats, dry cleaners, and laundry service providers

Restaurants and other facilities preparing and serving food, but only for takeout and delivery

Businesses supplying products to people who work from home

Businesses supplying other essential businesses with support or supplies necessary to operate

Businesses that ship or deliver groceries, food, goods or services directly to homes

Airlines, taxis, and other private transportation providers for essential activities

Home-based care for seniors, adults, or children

Residential facilities and shelters for seniors, adults, and children

Professional services — like legal or accounting — when necessary to assist in compliance with legally mandated activities

Childcare facilities providing services for essential function employees, but they must do it in stable groups of 10 or fewer, children can’t change from one group to another, if there’s more than one group in a facility, they can’t mix, and the same providers must stay with the same children

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