Shelter in Place Ordinance

Only Leave Home To

  • Visit a doctor, dentist or healthcare provider for essential medical care for their family or household members, including obtaining medical supplies, medication or visiting healthcare professionals
  • Go to a grocery, pet or home improvement store to purchase essentials for the well-being of the family and home
  • Engage in outdoor activities like walking, biking, running and hiking if the social distancing requirement of six feet is maintained
  • Go to work at an essential business
  • Care for family members or pets at another household
  • Pick up food from restaurants

Prohibited Activities

  • All public and private gatherings
    • This ordinance does not prohibit the gathering of members of a household or living unit.
  • In-person social, religious or ceremonial gatherings
  • In-person eating or drinking at bars, restaurants or food courts
  • Visiting gyms or massage parlors
  • Visiting nursing homes, retirement or long-term care facilities
  • Children playing on playground equipment or any other public recreational structures

Essential Business


  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Dentists
  • Pharmacies
  • Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies
  • Other healthcare facilities
  • Healthcare suppliers
  • Mental health providers
  • Substance abuse service providers
  • Blood banks
  • Medical research
  • Laboratory services
  • Ancillary healthcare services
  • Home or residential-based care for seniors, adults or children
  • Veterinary clinics


  • All services provided by local government needed to continue to provide for the health, safety and welfare of the public if the six feet social distancing requirement can be maintained.


  • Public works construction
  • Residential and Commercial construction
  • Airport operations
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • Gas
  • Electrical
  • Oil refining
  • Roads and highways
  • Public transportation
  • Solid waste collection and removal
  • Internet and telecommunications systems
  • Banks

Restaurants, Retailers and Food Suppliers

  • Takeout service
  • Curbside service
  • Drive-thru service
  • Delivery
  • Businesses that ship groceries, food, goods or services directly to residents
  • Schools or other entities who provide pick-up and take-away food service
  • Grocery stores
  • Warehouse stores
  • Hardware stores
  • Gas stations
  • Convenience stores
  • Laundromats
  • Businesses that supply products needed to work from home
  • Bicycle repair stores
  • Auto and auto supply

News Media

  • Newspaper
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Other media services

Essential Service Providers

  • Non-profits providing food, shelter and social services
  • Childcare facilities providing services that enable employees exempt to work