On April 2 Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that will restrict water shutoffs to homes and small businesses while the state responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. The order protects consumers who may not be able to pay for their water service from shutoffs. Under the order, the State Water Resources Control Board will issue best practices and guidelines on support for the state’s water systems during this time. Additionally, the executive order will restore water for occupied residences that may have had their water shut off as of March 4, 2020, which is when the Governor proclaimed a state of emergency due to COVID-19.A copy of the Governor’s executive order can be found at https://bit.ly/2RgsuXP.