Public Health Orders

Public health Orders are legal orders issued under the authority of California law. Violations of these orders are punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both.​

There is currently one active Health Order issued by the County of Santa Clara. This Health Order requires use of Face Masks in Patient Care Areas of Healthcare Delivery Facilities from November 1 through March 31.

Health Order Requiring Use of Face Masks in Patient Care Areas of Health Care Delivery Facilities During Designated Winter Respiratory Virus Period; Rescission of Prior Health Orders | English (PDF) | Chinese | Spanish | Vietnamese | Tagalog

For more information, visit the Public Health Order Frequently Asked Questions webpage.

Public Health Order Archive

**These public health orders are no longer in effect and are here for historical purposes only.**

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