On Thursday, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an Executive Order extending protections against price gouging for a number of counties that are still recovering from devastating wildfires in August and September of 2020. The counties include Butte, Napa, Santa Cruz, Sonoma, Fresno, Lassen, Mendocino, Monterey, Shasta, Siskiyou, Solano, Trinity and Tulare. California's price gouging law prohibits raising prices by more than 10% on housing, gas, food and other essential supplies. The Governor's newly signed order extends those protections through September 22, 2021, as those communities continue to recover and rebuild after the fires. The full text of the Governor’s Executive Order can be read here.