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Napa, Lake, Solano latest Bay Area counties to issue shelter-at-home orders, starting this week

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North Bay shelter orders

Marin: 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, March 17, through 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, April 7

Sonoma: 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, through 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, April 7

Solano: 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, through 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, April 7

Mendocino: 10 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, through 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, April 7

Lake: 12:01 a.m. Thursday, March 19, through 11:59 a.m. Friday, April 10

Napa: 12:01 a.m. Friday, March 20 through 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, April 7

Napa, Lake and Solano counties on Wednesday issued shelter-at-home orders, joining all the other Bay Area counties that already have imposed the unprecedented measure that will keep most residents at home into early April to try to stop the spread of the new coronavirus.

Karen Relucio, Napa County’s public health officer, said that area's mandate is to take effect Friday at 12:01 a.m. and will continue through April 7, barring any changes with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bela Matyas, Solano County's public health officer, on Wednesday evening announced a shelter-at-home order, effective immediately.

The site of the first community-spread COVID-19 infection in California, Solano had been the remaining holdout in the Bay Area to issue such an order. In a YouTube video posted Tuesday, Matyas had called such orders by surrounding counties duplicative of Gov. Newsom's directive the day before and open to the public's "over-reading" and "overreacting" to the orders, staying away from essential businesses.

"And it's difficult for the economy to sustain that for any length of time," Matyas said in the video. "It will be difficult for people who lose their own income."

Gary Pace, Lake County's public health officer, announced its mandate was to take effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday and runs through April 10, the latest lift date of the Bay Area orders so far.

First responders, emergency management personnel, emergency dispatchers, court personnel, and law enforcement are exempt from this order, according to Napa County’s press release.

Like the other Bay Area orders, Napa’s shelter-at-home order requires most people to stay at home except to go out for essential needs, such as to get groceries, gas and medications at a pharmacy. Anyone who is sick should self-isolate and stay away from others in the household, as much as possible, according to the county.

Napa County currently has no confirmed COVID-19 cases, unlike the other counties in the greater Bay Area already under a shelter-in-place order. They include Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Contra Costa and Santa Cruz counties.

Essential infrastructure, businesses and services are excluded from Napa County’s shelter-in-place order. Anyone else not in compliance could be charged with a misdemeanor, according to the county.

This story has been updated with the new shelter order from Solano County on Wednesday evening.

North Bay shelter orders

Marin: 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, March 17, through 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, April 7

Sonoma: 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, through 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, April 7

Solano: 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, through 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, April 7

Mendocino: 10 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, through 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, April 7

Lake: 12:01 a.m. Thursday, March 19, through 11:59 a.m. Friday, April 10

Napa: 12:01 a.m. Friday, March 20 through 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, April 7

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