By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

On Thursday, California State Public Health Officer, Sonia Angell, MD issued an order requiring all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence except as needed to
maintain continuity of operations of the federal critical infrastructure sectors like grocery stores, pharmacies and banks.

The order states, “the order is issued to protect the public health of Californians. The California Department of Public Health looks to establish consistency across the state in order to ensure that we mitigate the impact of COVID-19. Our goal is simple, we want to bend the curve, and disrupt the spread of the virus.

Through Wednesday evening, the California Department of Health has reported 675 COVID-19 cases, including 16 deaths.