CodeRed reminder of "stay at home" order

This press release is from the Rood Center:

It is required for all California residents to shelter at home, except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job. Reducing social contact can help slow the spread of this coronavirus and keep our communities healthy. Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others.

A CodeRED Alert will go to all Nevada County residents on the morning of Tuesday, March 24th, to inform everyone about the requirements of California’s Stay at Home Order. Those subscribed to CodeRED will receive notifications staggered throughout the morning.

The CodeRED Stay at Home Order Alert will go out to all Nevada County CodeRED subscribers, as well as to all those who are located in Nevada County at this time through Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA). WEA is a public safety system that allows customers who own compatible mobile devices to receive geographically targeted, text-like messages alerting them of imminent threats to safety in their area.

There will also be an Emergency Alerting System (EAS) message going out over the radio in English and Spanish, and scrolling text on local channels with our EAS message. The alert will read: Questions about coronavirus? Visit or call 211 (833-DIAL-211).

The State has ordered all individuals to stay home except for essential needs to slow the spread of coronavirus. Essential government functions will remain open. The order is in place until further notice. More information can be found at,, or by calling 211 (833-DIAL-211).

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

2 thoughts on “CodeRed reminder of "stay at home" order”

  1. Jeff:

    Unrelated to the pandemic, about six weeks ago my wife and I began ordering DVDs from Great Courses –– each with 24-to-36 lectures of a half-hour. Right now, we have five DVD packets to work our way through and a couple nights ago watched a National Parks geology lecture on Yosemite, the Sierra Nevada and Redwood National Park. Time well spent and very informative. Tonight, I think we’l be watching a lecture on ancient Peruvian culture. They have more than 700 courses to choose from, so that should keep us occupied for a few months.

    Hope you and yours are healthy and securely hunkered down –– and are able to stay that way.

    Susi and I decided to self-isolate about three weeks ago. We’re both in our 70s and would rather be overly cautious than careless. Her sons live about five miles away and they’ve been doing some weekly shopping for us. They drop the bags at the front door and return home without making contact. Like I said, we prefer to be overly cautious –– if there is such a thing these days.

    Stay well.

    1. Steve,
      It is great to hear from you! Thanks for the update. “Yosemite National Park is closed to all park visitors until further notice,” thanks to the coronavirus catastrophe, the park’s website reads. So I’m glad you can visit the park “virtually.” All the best to you and yours, Jeff, Shannon and Mitchell

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