Shelter at Home Health Order

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Solano County has extended a countywide Shelter at Home Health Order and Directive until April 30, 2020. This order aims to continue protecting the health and safety of our community and ensure consistent compliance across the County with social distancing and self-isolation measures. These mitigation measures are disruptive, but critical to curb the growing number of cases resulting from community spread, particularly given that a majority of those infected show mild symptoms or none at all.

Read the Shelter at Home Order and Directive.
For more information, visit the Shelter at Home 101 Guide (Spanish: Guia de La Orden de Refugio en Casa) or visit

Essential and Non-Essential Businesses

Social Distancing Guidance for Essential Businesses and Agencies (English) (Spanish)

What is open?
•  Gas stations 
•  Pharmacies 
•  Food: Grocery stores, farmers markets, food banks, convenience stores, take-out and delivery restaurants 
•  Banks 
•  Laundromats/laundry services 
•  Other essential businesses

What is closed?
•  Dine-in restaurants 
•  Bars and nightclubs 
•  Entertainment venues 
•  Gyms and fitness studios 
•  Public events and gatherings 
•  Convention centers 
•  Hair and nail salons

Outdoor Recreation
Can I still exercise? Take my kids to the park for fresh air? Take a walk around the block? Walk my dog?

Yes. So long as you are maintaining a safe social distance of six feet from people who aren’t part of your household, it is ok to go outside for exercise, a walk or fresh air. Gyms are closed.

Can people still go hiking? 
You can walk, run, hike and bike in their local neighborhoods as long as they continue to practice social distancing of 6 feet.

To help reduce crowds, some State Parks are modifying operations, including closing vehicular access and parking lots to reduce density of visitors. A list of closures can be found at

Businesses and Taxes
What are considered essential businesses?
Businesses and organizations that provide critical infrastructure for the state are exempted, including health care and public health, public safety, food and agriculture and media services. Visit the guide for more information.

Do I need to pay my taxes?
Yes, state and federal deadlines have been extended. All state taxes are now due on July 15.

Can I take my pet to the vet?
You can go to the vet or pet hospital if your pet is sick. Remember to distance yourself at least six feet from other pets and owners.

How does the health order get enforced?
The public is required to comply, as violation of the order can result in penalties. However, the intent of Solano County is not to punish members of the public. Rather, the role of law enforcement is to educate and inform with legal action reserved for significant violations.

Who do I contact for enforcement questions?
For questions about enforcement among grocery stores, food industries (food trucks, restaurants), salons or barbershops, call the Coronavirus Warmline at 707-784-8988.
For questions about enforcement other areas by city, the following phone numbers are below:
Benicia - (707) 745-3411
Dixon - (707) 768-7080
Fairfield - (707) 428-300
Rio Vista - (707) 374-2300
Suisun - (707) 421 7373
Vallejo - (833) 544-2374
Vacaville - (707) 449-5200