On March 18, 2020, the Monterey County Health Officer issued a Shelter in Place Order, which was reissued on March 20th, April 3rd and again on April 30th. A supplemental order was issued on May 8th, which allows some retail stores to reopen for curbside service and deliveries. A similar order was issued by the Governor of California for the entire State of California on March 19th, which has been updated with a series of supplemental orders. The Orders require everyone to stay home except for essential needs. Residents may go out only to purchase food and essential supplies, medicine and medical care, exercise, gas or vehicle repair, or to work if you are employed with an exempted employer and job.