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The California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health is ordering all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence, except as needed to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sectors.
State guidelines released March 11 about public gatherings do recommend postponing or canceling events with 250 people or more, including school sporting events. The recommendations about limiting smaller gatherings do not apply to schools and the state advises schools to follow the earlier March 7 guidelines.
Preventing the Spread of the Coronavirus
Actively working to prevent the spread of disease remains the most important thing we can do at this point. Standard precautions to prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as cold and flu apply to coronavirus. These include:
Talking to Kids about Coronavirus
Giving kids accurate, age-appropriate information in a calm and reassuring way can help them cope with uncertainty created by the coronavirus. Click the links below for valuable advice about how to best talk to kids about coronavirus.