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Monterey County issues shelter-in-place order after two coronavirus cases confirmed

Posted at 8:23 PM, Mar 17, 2020

Monterey has ordered that all residents shelter in place starting Tuesday at midnight and going through April 8, 2020.

The order comes as the county confirms their first two cases of COVID-19 and an increasing number of cases across the state.

The order is similar to ones issued Monday by six San Francisco Bay area counties, limiting activity, travel and business function to the most essential needs; essential businesses and operations should remain open.

Health officials say the goal is to limit groups congregating together to stop further spread of the virus.