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"Stay at Home" Order

To slow the spread of COVID-19, California Governor Gavin Newsom ordered Thursday evening that all individuals living in the State of California stay at home except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job. If you go out, keep at least 6 feet of distance.

Read about the new order

Essential services will remain open:
Gas stations
Food: Grocery stores, farmers markets, food banks, convenience stores, take-out and delivery restaurants
Laundromats/laundry services

Other essential sectors exempt from the order include state and local government, law enforcement, critical infrastructure, health care, energy, information technology, food and agriculture and financial institutions. See the full list.

As of March 18, the California State Public Health Officer reports 675 positive cases and 16 deaths in California. According to the Governor, projections show that 25 million Californians would be infected by COVID-19 in the next eight weeks without further intervention, and that’s about how long it will take to get the needed supplies and resources in place. 

The stay at home order is not permanent, but the Governor did not provide a deadline on when it would end.

What’s closed?
Dine-in restaurants (can only do take-out or delivery)
Bars and nightclubs
Entertainment venues
Gyms and fitness studios
Public events and gatherings
Convention Centers

The City of Carlsbad continues to provide essential services as part of a comprehensive COVID-19 response that the city has been preparing for since late January.

The city has set up a dedicated web page for information about how COVID-19 affects Carlsbad:


March 19, 2020