Gov.Newsom Extends Shelter-in-place Order to Entire State

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday night that the shelter-in-place order already in effect in the Bay Area and Los Angeles County will now be extended to the entire state and its 40 million residents.

The order allows for essential businesses—such as banks, grocery stores, pharmacies, food banks and gas stations—to remain open. Restaurants can also remain open for delivery and pickup only. Bars are among the non-essential businesses that will close.

Individuals can also leave their houses to take a walk or go for a jog so long as they are practicing the requisite precautions when coming into contact with another individual.

Newsom did not state how long the order will remain in effect.