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Post Date:03/20/2020 9:25 AM

Last night, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a statewide stay-at-home order to mitigate the impacts COVID-19. At this time, all Californians, including Coronans, must do what is necessary to meet this moment and help flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19.  

The mandatory order allows Californians to continue to visit gas stations, pharmacies, grocery stores, and take-out and delivery restaurants. People can leave their homes to care for a relative or a friend or seek healthcare services. The order exempts workers in 16 federal critical infrastructure sectors, including food and agriculture, healthcare, transportation, energy, financial services, emergency response and others. 

“To flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19, we must all do our part. I realize this is an unprecedented time. During the coming days and weeks ahead, I urge our residents to protect yourself and your neighbors,” said Mayor Jim Steiner. “Support our local businesses who provide take-out and delivery. Check on your elderly neighbors and make sure they are cared for and have food and medications they need. And, with great love in your hearts, please make every effort to use lots of social distance. Even with physical distance, we are more united than ever." 

Corona’s emergency services, including Police, Fire, and utilities, will continue without disruptions.  

How long will we stay home? 

This order took effect last night, Thursday, March 19, 2020. The order is in place until further notice. 

What can I do? What’s open? 

Everyone is required to stay 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.  Essential services will remain open such as:

• Gas stations
• Pharmacies 
• Food: Grocery stores, farmers markets, food banks, convenience stores, take-out and delivery restaurants 
• Banks
• Laundromats/laundry services 

What’s closed? 

• Dine-in restaurants
• Bars and nightclubs
• Entertainment venues
• Gyms and fitness studios
• Public events and gatherings
• Convention Centers 

The City of Corona encourages residents to stay informed by visiting The webpage includes regular updates, links to reliable sources of information, and guides on how to protect themselves and their families. 

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