• June 18, 2020 2:16 PM

What legal authority does the health officer have for issuing stay at home orders?

What legal authority does the health officer have for issuing stay at home orders?

What legal authority does the health officer have for issuing stay at home orders? 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Legal authority for county health officer orders addressing the COVID-19 pandemic is in the California Health and Safety Code, sections 101040 and 120175, which grants broad powers to the health officer to protect public health during local emergencies and prevent the spread of contagious diseases. Read the full statutes here.