Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office

The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office has asked any non-essential businesses still in operation in defiance of Gov. Newsom’s order to comply and temporarily close and help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Non-essential businesses that are being asked to close are bars, pubs, night clubs, dine-in restaurants, gyms, personal training facilities, entertainment venues, public events, barbershops, hair salons, and nail salons.

If a non-essential business refuses to comply, Patterson Police Services will call the business and inform them of the violation. If the non-essential business remains open, a letter and a notice of what the violation is will then be given out.  Lastly, if continued, an administrative citation will be given out to those non-essential businesses found to be in violation.

Businesses that are approved to remain open are gas stations, pharmacies, grocery stores, farmers markets, food banks, take-out restaurants, delivery restaurants, convenience stores, banks, laundromats, laundry services, essential state and local government functions, law enforcement and offices that provide government programs and services.

A more comprehensive list of businesses and workers that are classified as essential can be found at https://covid19.ca.gov/img/EssentialCriticalInfrastructureWorkers.pdf

Gov. Newsom issued Executive Order N-33-20 directing all residents to immediately stay home except for essential activities on March 19. All non-essential businesses were also asked to close.  

Sheriff Jeff Dirkse stated in a Facebook post yesterday that the Sheriff’s Office has created a team of deputies to conduct extra patrol to help protect non-essential businesses that have closed.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.