Stay-at-home orders: What you can and cannot do, and what can remain open

Grocery, liquor and hardware stores among those allowed to operate


The stay-at-home orders, including the ones issued by Tri-County Health Department and Jefferson County Public Health, outline a variety of activities residents can and cannot partake in. The following is a sampling of some of what is in the orders, which go into effect at 8 a.m. March 26 and expire at the end of the day April 17.

Some things you can do:

• Get medical care for yourself, a family member or a pet.

• Shop at a grocery, liquor, hardware or gun store, a gas station or a marijuana dispensary.

• Pick up materials from your child's school.

• Pick up supplies from your office to work at home.

• Go outside for physical activity, as long as you remain 6 feet away from people who are not a member of your immediate household.

• Pick up food from a restaurant by means of drive-thru, delivery or take-out.

• Go to work if you provide essential services or products at a business deemed essential by the health department. Some examples of essential businesses: health care, infrastructure operations, certain government functions, various types of stores, restaurants, banks, home-service businesses like plumbers and electricians, and news media.

Some things you cannot do:

• Gather in public or private with people outside of your immediate residence.

• Travel, except to obtain or provide essential goods or services, or medical care.

• Carpool with anyone outside of your residence.

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