Quarantine Info – COVID-19 Issues

Last updated on April 2, 2020

Below are selected websites from reliable sources, vetted by our Law Librarians. This is not an exhaustive list of information available on this topic, but a starting point to provide you with basic information.


California Stay-at-Home Order

On March 19, 2020,  California Governor Gavin Newsom has issued a stay-at-home order for California residents. Read the full Executive Order, including exceptions, here.   Read more from California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response about what you can do and what “essential services” means here.


March 29, 2020, County of San Diego public health officials extend the previously issued public health order. The order is effective until further notice. Read San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore’s Statement on Public Gatherings here.


The National Conference of State Legislatures has complied a list of state quarantine and isolation statutes.


Articles about Quarantine, Isolation and Legal Authority

Quarantine or Isolation? What’s the difference


Legal Authorities for isolation and quarantine. Covers Federal, State, Local, and Tribal Law and the role of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention( CDC)


Informative article by the National Constitution Center on constitutional powers during a health crisis.

Parks & Recreation

California Department of Parks and Recreation – State Parks COVID-19 Resource Center –

San Diego Coast Keeper – San Diego County Beach Status –


County of San Diego Parks and Recreation – COVID – 19 –

Tips for Managing Anxiety and Stress 

From the CDC

In Spanish


Anxiety and Depression Association of America – COVID-19 Lockdown Guide: How to Manage Anxiety and Isolation During Quarantine –


Live Well San Diego has a new resource page Live Well @ Home .   Live Well @ Home is a free resource to help community residents find tips and strategies to stay healthy in both mind and body while staying at home.