Information About COVID-19


Understanding the Stay-at-Home Order

Gov. Gavin Newsom has issued a statewide stay-at-home order. The City of Santa Ana urges the public to remain at home unless going out for necessities, to avoid gathering in groups and maintain social distancing of 6 feet from others outside of the residence.

Which businesses can remain open?
  • Gas stations
  • Pharmacies
  • Grocery stores
  • Farmers markets
  • Food banks
  • Convenience stores
  • Take-out and delivery restaurants
  • Banks
  • Laundromats/laundry services
  • Daycare centers for workers in essential jobs
Which businesses were required to close?
  • Dine-in restaurants
  • Bars and nightclubs
  • Entertainment venues
  • Gyms and fitness studios
  • Public events and gatherings
  • Convention centers
  • Hair and nail salons
  • Retail shops
  • Other non-essential businesses
When can I leave my home?
  • To work at jobs in essential industries and services
  • To buy food, medicine and other necessities
  • For childcare
  • To care for sick family members or pets
  • To exercise outdoors
Can I go outside?
  • You can go outside for walks and recreation but not in groups.
Using City of Santa Ana parks
  • Parks remain open, but group activities, sports and gatherings are prohibited.
  • Skate parks, fitness zones and some parking lots are closed.
City of Santa Ana closures and services
  • Municipal buildings including City Hall, libraries, community centers, the WORK Center and Santa Ana Zoo are closed.
  • Essential city services are still being provided, including police and fire, road repairs, street sweeping, trash collection, graffiti removal and utility billing. More information at:
Street sweeping tickets are suspended
Medical care
  • Hospitals and urgent care centers are open.
  • Routine, non-emergency or elective medical services should be canceled or rescheduled.
  • If possible, health care visits should be done remotely.
Are courthouses open?
  • Orange County Superior Court is currently closed until April 24. Information at:

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