Upon Statewide Order by the California Department of Public Health and announced by Governor Gavin Newsom, the Sacramento County Public Health Officer has amended the Public Health Order to limit operations of certain sectors and supports the new tier system for county monitoring and re-opening of business sectors. The Public Health Order continues to reinforce the direction that all individuals stay home as much as possible and carry on with social distancing and face covering protocols.
For questions about the Public Health Order, call the Public Health hotline at (916) 875-2400. For complaints about unsafe practices at businesses (e.g. face coverings, social distancing), or violations of the Health Order, dial 3-1-1 or go to the Sacramento County 311 Connect website: https://311.saccounty.net/, or email, SacCo311@custhelp.com.
February 8, 2021 Public Health Order
On Feb. 6, the State of California updated its Blueprint for a Safer Economy tier structure purple tier criteria to allow indoor operations for places of worship – at a 25 percent capacity maximum with modifications that prohibit singing/chanting. In order to coincide with the State’s tier structure, Sacramento County has updated its public health order. Effective immediately, Sacramento County’s Feb. 8 Health Order aligns with Purple/Tier 1 Widespread to continue some indoor and outdoor operations under reduced operational capacity, and supersedes the Jan. 25, 2020, Order.
For schools, counties must reach a COVID-19 adjusted case rate threshold established by the State of California (currently an adjusted case rate of less than 25 cases per 100,000 for grades K-6) before additional schools may reopen for in-person instruction. Inter-team competitions are permitted for outdoor low-contact sports. Tournaments or competitions involving more than two teams are prohibited.
January 25, 2021 Public Health Order
On Jan. 25, the State of California announced that all regions are permitted to exit the State’s Regional Stay at Home Order based on four-week ICU availability projection of greater than 15 percent and ended the State's Nov. 21, 2020 curfew order. Counties can resume operating under the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy tier structure. Based on the State’s tier criteria, Sacramento County will be in Purple/Tier 1 Widespread. The Sacramento County January 25 Health Order aligns with Purple/Tier 1 Widespread to reopen some indoor and outdoor operations under reduced operational capacity, removed the State's Nov. 21 curfew and supersedes the Jan. 13, 2020 Order. For a summary, go to the Public Health Orders and FAQ page. Review the differences between the Regional Order and Purple Tier 1.
Review the updated guidance on the wearing of face coverings and the reopening of the County's *waiver application for Elementary schools to apply for in-person learning while Sacramento County remains in the Tier 1 Purple. (12/23/2020 - *Waivers are on hold due to the high case rate in Sacramento County)
View previous Public Health Orders, documents and FAQs