Thursday evening, March 19, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a statewide stay-at-home order to protect the health and well-being of all Californians and to establish consistency across the state in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. The order goes into effect immediately and is to remain in place until further notice.
The Governor’s Executive Order N-33-20 calls on all individuals living in the State of California to stay at home or at their place of residence, except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of the federal critical infrastructure sectors. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce for the COVID-19 response.
The order allows essential services to remain open and for public access to necessities such as food, prescription medicine and health care. Anyone who leaves home to obtain or perform essential functions, such as those identified, or to facilitate those necessary activities, they are required to practice social distancing.
Due to the statewide stay-at-home order, effective Friday, March 20, no construction activity is allowed within the city of Menlo Park, except for essential infrastructure projects as determined by the City Manager/Emergency Services Director, until further notice. Active construction sites are instructed to secure their site and cease all further work immediately. Only activities necessary to address immediate health and safety concerns, as determined by the City Manager/Emergency Services Director, are allowed. This action is not taken lightly and is out of extreme concern for the health and safety of construction workers and city employees. Further guidance in light of this decision is expected to be released the week of March 23, 2020. Please visit the city website at menlopark.org/coronavirus for updates.
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