Gov. Newsom Issues Statewide "Stay at Home" Order
Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a statewide “stay at home” order on Thursday (March 19) to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The executive order, posted here, instructs “all individuals living in the state of California to stay home or at their place of residence.”
However, there may be an exception made for those who work in “federal critical infrastructure sectors,” which includes education facilities such as institutions of higher education.
With the order taking effect immediately, several campuses have instructed employees to not come onto campus starting Friday. If, however, you have not received specific direction not to report to work, you should come to work as normal, unless you are sick or need to be off work in order to care for a child due to school closures or another dependent family member such as a parent. Unless you have an agreement to telecommute, you should report to work.
If you are at all uncertain what to do, please contact your Appropriate Administrator.
It is our understanding that employees will continue to be paid during this "Stay at Home" period. Read what CSUEU is doing to ensure employee rights are protected during this emergency.
The governor's order is in place until further notice. During this time, Californians may still access basic necessities such as food, prescriptions, and health care. When people need to leave their homes or places of residence, they should at all times practice social distancing, according to the state order.
As of March 18, 2020, there were 675 positive cases and 16 deaths in California. Governor Newsom declared a State of Emergency on March 4, 2020.
We will post updates as the situation changes. For more information, https://covid19.ca.gov/