COVID-19 Updates (Updated March 27, 2020 - 12 p.m.)

City of Stockton


City of Stockton Closures

Public Offices, Counters Locations Closed - Until Further Notice

Effective March 25, 2020 - City public counters, offices and locations are currently closed to the public and have been extended until further notice. We are still available to assist you by telephone, email and online. 


Parks Closed to Community Use - Until Further Notice

  • Closed - parks, park activities, playgrounds and equipment, dog parks, skate parks, basketball, futsal and tennis courts, sports field, picnic tables, etc.
  • Pass-thru only - walking, biking or running
  • Not allowed - Gathering of groups and organized activities
  • Required - Social distancing required at all times
  • Full News Release


San Joaquin County - Stay at Home Order

Update March 26, 2020 - The Director of Emergency Services of San Joaquin County issued a Stay at Home Order, effective Friday, March 19, 2020, at 11:59 p.m., which was updated on Saturday, March 21, 2020, and again on March 26, 2020.

  • San Joaquin County Stay at Home Order
    • No gatherings of any number of individuals
    • Social Distancing Required (6-ft) at all times when near persons outside your household
    • Essential activities/travel only
  • For current information about COVID-19 in San Joaquin County, text "covidsj" to 888777 to sign up.


Governor Newsom Stay At Home Order

On Thursday, March 19, 2020, Gov. Newsom issued an Executive Order for all of California. Certain essential businesses and services will remain open.


City Meetings Online - First Virtual Online Meeting

March 24, 2020 - City Council took action related to COVID-19:

  • Adopted an Urgency Ordinance - Business Eviction Moratorium
  • Allocation of Emergency Coronavirus Response Fund - $1,235,000
  • Resolution affirming the State of California Stay at Home Order
  • City Manager has extended business licenses due date for City business to June 15, 2020.
  • More information in the Full News Release


Special Emergency Council Meeting

On March 17, 2020, Stockton City Council took the following actions:

  • Ratified Local Emergency Proclamation declared March 12, 2020;
    • approved mass gathering guidelines of state, federal and local authorities, and national disease and health organizations; and
    • supports City and county enforcement of price gouging restrictions.
  • Enacted a two-month moratorium on residential evictions in certain circumstances;
  • Adopted a Resolution that places temporary restrictions - through March 24, 2020 - on the operation of:
    • movie theaters and entertainment venues, which includes bowling alleys and arcades;
    • gyms and fitness centers; and
    • limits restaurants, delis, and other food venues to delivery, takeout or drive-thru.
  • Established an Emergency Coronavirus Response Fund (criteria for use to-be-determined)


Local Emergency 

On March 12, 2020, out of an abundance of caution, the City of Stockton has issued a proclamation establishing a local emergency caused by the serious health threat presented by the coronavirus. In addition, the City has adopted a policy prepared by the California Department of Public Health related to gatherings to slow the rate of transmission of coronavirus. 


San Joaquin County

San Joaquin County Public Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in San Joaquin County and declared a public health emergency effective March 10, 2020:


Practice Daily Preventive Care

As a reminder, we should all be practicing daily preventive care to avoid infection and viruses. These are the same precautions to avoid the flu:

  • Wash your hands frequently with water and soap for at least 20 seconds:
    • especially after going to the bathroom
    • before eating, and 
    • after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
    • If water and soap are not available, use an alcohol-based sanitizer with 60-95% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
    • If tissues are not available, cough or sneeze inside of your bent elbow.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home if you are sick with respiratory symptoms including fever and cough. 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces at home, work, and school.
  • Practices healthy habits:
    • get plenty of sleep,
    • be physically active;
    • manage your stress;
    • drink plenty of fluids, and
    • eat nutritious food.
  • If you have not received your annual flu shot, please schedule one with your provider to help protect yourself against the flu.
  • Follow the CDC's recommendations for using a facemask:
    • CDC does not recommend that people -- who are well -- wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.


Resources for Coronavirus Information

For the most up to date information about Coronavirus, which is also known as COVID-19 or referred to as novel coronavirus, please visit websites for these public health agencies:

If you have questions or concerns about your personal health or that of a family member, please contact your medical services provider or doctor.  


For questions about the City of Stockton, please contact the Community Relations Officer.


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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 3/27/2020



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