On 15 August Australian authorities extended the state of emergency in Victoria state until 13 September. Under the state of emergency, stage 4 COVID-19 restrictions will continue and most nonessential businesses will remain closed. Residents are required to stay at home unless acquiring food or other essential items, receiving care or caregiving, engaging in exercise, or traveling to work. Shopping must be done within 5 km (3 mi) of one’s residence. In addition, face masks are mandatory in public places