Mayor Announces Extension to Shelter At Home Order

Fresno Mayor Lee Brand today announced that Emergency Order 2020-02 calling for all individuals living in the City of Fresno to shelter at their place of residence, except to provide or receive essential services or engage in essential activities, has been extended through midnight Sunday, April 12, 2020.  The new emergency order, 2020-08, was signed by City Manager Wilma Quan this morning and all other terms of Emergency Order 2020-02 remain unchanged.

“The decisions I have had to make regarding the City’s response to the coronavirus have been the most difficult I have ever had to make, and it all boils down to what is most important: to protect the lives of as many people as I possibly can,” said Mayor Brand. “I fully understand the economic impact these orders have on our community, and my hope, my prayer, is to get people back to work, back to school and back to a normal life as soon as we safely can.  In the meantime, I ask everyone in the City of Fresno to join me in following this order to flatten the curve and protect their own health, the health of their family and friends and the health of the entire community.”

The original emergency order was set to expire on March 31, 2020 and may be extended again.

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