On March 19, 2020, Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a stay-home mandate for all of California. As of Jan. 25, 2021, the state has returned to a county-based tiered system to permit gradual reopening of businesses and activities, determined by the county's case and positivity rate.
In California, the COVID-19 vaccine was first provided to health care workers, long-term care residents and residents 65 and older. Beginning March 15, health care providers may use their clinical judgment to vaccinate people with disabilities and underlying health conditions between the ages of 16 and 64, per California Department of Public Health guidelines. California residents can find out who is eligible to be vaccinated on the state-run My Turn website and sign up for vaccine notifications. Online appointment scheduling is available only to eligible Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco county residents at this time, but scheduling will be made available to other groups and counties soon. Although more mass vaccination sites have begun to open across the state, vaccine supply remains very limited and sites may be temporarily closed due to low supply.
People should continue to wear masks and practice physical distancing. If you need medical care, please contact your primary care physician to find out which services are currently being offered as specific medical procedures that will be allowed will vary per health system.