COVID-19 Updates (Updated December 3, 2020 - 9:00 a.m.)

California Department of Public Health "Limited Stay At Home Order" 

The State has issued a "Limited Stay at Home Order" for all counties in the Purple (Widespread) Tier 1, effective November 21, 2020:

"Requiring that all gatherings with members of other households and all activities conducted outside the residence, lodging, or temporary accommodation with members of other households cease between 10:00pm PST and 5:00am PST, except for those activities associated with the operation, maintenance, or usage of critical infrastructure[1] or required by law."


San Joaquin County has updated its Stay at Home Order consistent with the State Limited Stay at Home Order.


Outdoor Structures for Temporary Business Operations Red left arrowIssued November 25, 2020

The California Department of Public Health has issued guidance and a uniform definition for the use of temporary structures for outdoor business operations. The guidance includes definitions and illustrations required for structures, circulation and airflow.


Related State Guidance documents have been updated effective November 24, 2020:


State of California - Most Recent UpdatesRed left arrow Effective December 1, 2020

  • Campgrounds, RV Parks, Ski Operators, and Other Outdoor Recreation - State Guidance


San Joaquin County Moves Back Into Purple (Widespread) Tier 1 

The California Department of Public Health announced that San Joaquin County will be moved back to the more restrictive Purple (Widespread) Tier.  Effective November 17, 2020, the following Purple Tier restrictions will apply:

The following document provides a summary of activities for all tiers: Blueprint Business Activities & Tiers.


Indoor Activities

The following are approved for indoor operations with modifications under the Purple Tier:


State Travel Advisory & GatheringsRed left arrow Effective November 13, 2020 

  • State Travel Advisory
    • Persons arriving in California from other states or countries, including returning California residents, should practice self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival.
    • Californians are encouraged to stay home or in their region and avoid non-essential travel to other states or countries.
  • State Guidance on Gatherings
    • Outdoor gatherings only while in Purple Tier
    • Limit interactions with others - no more that 3 households, including host(s)
    • Wear a mask while with others, physically distance, wash your hands


Controlling the Spread of COVID-19

To slow the spread of the virus, please continue to:

  • Wear a face covering when in public;
  • Wash your hands regularly - with soap and water;
  • Covering coughs and sneezes (into elbow, not hands);
  • Physically distancing, of at least 6 feet, from those who are not members of your household;
  • Limiting mixing with people outside of your household; and
  • Get a Flu shot!


COVID-19 Testing 

Testing is being offered at a number of locations throughout San Joaquin County and by healthcare providers throughout San Joaquin County.  


City Parks

Playground guidelinesCity parks are available for passive use. Please follow posted California Department of Public Health Guidelines:


COVID Questions for the City of Stockton


External Links

State of California Blueprint for a Safer Economy

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San Joaquin County Public Health

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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 12/3/2020