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Sorry, I’m getting lost in the big thread. 

Do we have any info on deliveries? I have food coming via Hello Fresh on Monday and I’m really hoping it can still be delivered. 

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Yes. I believe deliveries like amazon and ups are allowed.

Nonessential traveling is not allowed. For instance, I have a kid who I consider my 4th "child" over today, but I have to take her home today and not tomorrow.

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4 minutes ago, desertflower said:

Yes. I believe deliveries like amazon and ups are allowed.

Nonessential traveling is not allowed. For instance, I have a kid who I consider my 4th "child" over today, but I have to take her home today and not tomorrow.

My "5th child" is supposed to come over this weekend. I still want her to come. 

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https://www.sccgov.org/sites/phd/DiseaseInformation/novel-coronavirus/Pages/order-health-officer-031620.aspx

  1. Definitions and Exemptions.
    1. For purposes of this Order, individuals may leave their residence only to perform any of the following "Essential Activities." But people at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19 and people who are sick are urged to stay in their residence to the extent possible except as necessary to seek medical care.
      1. To engage in activities or perform tasks essential to their health and safety, or to the health and safety of their family or household members (including, but not limited to, pets), such as, by way of example only and without limitation, obtaining medical supplies or medication, visiting a health care professional, or obtaining supplies they need to work from home.
      2. To obtain necessary services or supplies for themselves and their family or household members, or to deliver those services or supplies to others, such as, by way of example only and without limitation, canned food, dry goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, pet supply, fresh meats, fish, and poultry, and any other household consumer products, and products necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences.
      3. To engage in outdoor activity, provided the individuals comply with Social Distancing Requirements as defined in this Section, such as, by way of example and without limitation, walking, hiking, or running.
      4. To perform work providing essential products and services at an Essential Business or to otherwise carry out activities specifically permitted in this Order, including Minimum Basic Operations.
      5. To care for a family member or pet in another household.
    2. For purposes of this Order, individuals may leave their residence to work for or obtain services at any "Healthcare Operations" including hospitals, clinics, dentists, pharmacies, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, other healthcare facilities, healthcare suppliers, home healthcare services providers, mental health providers, or any related and/or ancillary healthcare services. "Healthcare Operations" also includes veterinary care and all healthcare services provided to animals. This exemption shall be construed broadly to avoid any impacts to the delivery of healthcare, broadly defined. "Healthcare Operations" does not include fitness and exercise gyms and similar facilities.
    3. For purposes of this Order, individuals may leave their residence to provide any services or perform any work necessary to the operations and maintenance of "Essential Infrastructure," including, but not limited to, public works construction, construction of housing (in particular affordable housing or housing for individuals experiencing homelessness), airport operations, water, sewer, gas, electrical, oil refining, roads and highways, public transportation, solid waste collection and removal, internet, and telecommunications systems (including the provision of essential global, national, and local infrastructure for computing services, business infrastructure, communications, and web-based services), provided that they carry out those services or that work in compliance with Social Distancing Requirements as defined this Section, to the extent possible.
    4. For purposes of this Order, all first responders, emergency management personnel, emergency dispatchers, court personnel, and law enforcement personnel, and others who need to perform essential services are categorically exempt from this Order. Further, nothing in this Order shall prohibit any individual from performing or accessing "Essential Governmental Functions," as determined by the governmental entity performing those functions. Each governmental entity shall identify and designate appropriate employees or contractors to continue providing and carrying out any Essential Governmental Functions. All Essential Governmental Functions shall be performed in compliance with Social Distancing Requirements as defined in this Section, to the extent possible.
    5. For the purposes of this Order, covered businesses include any for-profit, non-profit, or educational entities, regardless of the nature of the service, the function they perform, or its corporate or entity structure.
    6. For the purposes of this Order, "Essential Businesses" means:
      1. Healthcare Operations and Essential Infrastructure;
      2. Grocery stores, certified farmers' markets,  farm and produce stands, supermarkets, food banks,  convenience  stores,  and  other  establishments engaged in the retail sale of canned food, dry goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, pet supply, fresh meats, fish, and poultry, and any other household consumer products (such as cleaning and  personal  care  products).  This  includes  stores that sell groceries and also sell other non-grocery products, and  products necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences;
      3. Food cultivation, including farming, livestock, and fishing;
      4. Businesses that provide food, shelter, and social services, and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals;
      5. Newspapers, television, radio, and other media services;
      6. Gas stations and auto-supply, auto-repair, and related facilities;
      7. Banks and related financial institutions;
      8. Hardware stores;
      9. Plumbers, electricians, exterminators, and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences, Essential Activities, and Essential Businesses;
      10. Businesses providing mailing and shipping services, including post office boxes;
      11. Educational institutions-including public and private K-12 schools, colleges, and universities-for purposes of facilitating distance learning or performing essential functions, provided that social distancing of six-feet per person is maintained to the greatest extent possible;
      12. Laundromats, drycleaners, and laundry service providers;
      13. Restaurants and other facilities that prepare and serve food, but only for delivery or carry out. Schools and other entities that typically provide free food services to students or members of the public may continue to do so under this Order on the condition that the food is provided to students or members of the public on a pick-up and take-away basis only. Schools and other entities that provide food services under this exemption shall not permit the food to be eaten at the site where it is provided, or at any other gathering site;
      14. Businesses that supply products needed for people to work from home;
      15. Businesses that supply other essential businesses with the support or supplies necessary to operate;
      16. Businesses that ship or deliver groceries, food, goods or services directly to residences;
      17. Airlines, taxis, and other private transportation providers providing transportation services necessary for Essential Activities and other purposes expressly authorized in this Order;
      18. Home-based care for seniors, adults, or children;
      19. Residential facilities and shelters for seniors, adults, and children;
      20. Professional services, such as legal or accounting services, when necessary to assist in compliance with legally mandated activities;
      21. Childcare facilities providing services that enable employees exempted in this Order to work as permitted. To the extent possible, childcare facilities must operate under the following mandatory conditions:
        1. Childcare must be carried out in stable groups of 12 or fewer ("stable" means that the same 12 or fewer children are in the same group each day).
        2. Children shall not change from one group to another.
        3. If more than one group of children is cared for at one facility, each group shall be in a separate Groups shall not mix with each other.
        4. Childcare providers shall remain solely with one group of children.
    7. For the purposes of this Order, "Minimum Basic Operations" include the following, provided that employees comply with Social Distancing Requirements as defined this Section, to the extent possible, while carrying out such operations:
      1. The minimum necessary activities to maintain the value of the business's inventory, ensure security, process payroll and employee benefits, or for related functions.
      2. The minimum necessary activities to facilitate employees of the business being able to continue to work remotely from their residences.
    8. For the purposes of this Order, "Essential Travel" includes travel for any of the following purposes. Individuals engaged in any Essential Travel must comply with all Social Distancing Requirements as defined in this Section below.
      1. Any travel related to the provision of or access to Essential Activities, Essential Governmental Functions, Essential Businesses, or Minimum Basic Operations
      2. Travel to care for elderly, minors, dependents, persons with disabilities, or other vulnerable persons.
      3. Travel to or from educational institutions for purposes of receiving materials for distance learning, for receiving meals, and any other related services.
      4. Travel to return to a place of residence from outside the jurisdiction.
      5. Travel required by law enforcement or court order.
      6. Travel required for non-residents to return to their place of residence outside the County. Individuals are strongly encouraged to verify that their transportation out of the County remains available and functional prior to commencing such travel.
    9. For purposes of this Order, residences include hotels, motels, shared rental units and similar facilities.
    10. For purposes of this Order, "Social Distancing Requirements" includes maintaining at least six-foot social distancing from other individuals, washing hands with soap and water for at least twenty seconds as frequently as possible or using hand sanitizer, covering coughs or sneezes (into the sleeve or elbow, not hands), regularly cleaning high-touch surfaces, and not shaking hands.”
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Delivery drivers should still be running, thank God. 
 

Dh wants to take dd out driving with her permit but it sounds like that’s not allowed. That feels like such an overreach of government. 

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Exempt:

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

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I know that Hardware Stores are open during this time in NorCal. I am wondering if we are allowed to purchase only "essential" supplies while there or if we could buy other things as well while we are there for essential supplies. I am about to go there this week to buy some drain cleaner (which seems to fit the category) and was wondering if it is the responsible thing to do to pick up a couple of rubbermaid totes while I am there.

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2 minutes ago, mathnerd said:

I know that Hardware Stores are open during this time in NorCal. I am wondering if we are allowed to purchase only "essential" supplies while there or if we could buy other things as well while we are there for essential supplies. I am about to go there this week to buy some drain cleaner (which seems to fit the category) and was wondering if it is the responsible thing to do to pick up a couple of rubbermaid totes while I am there.

I'm sure it's fine to pick up other things besides essentials.  

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