Meaning of shelter in place in English:

shelter in place

Translate shelter in place into Spanish

verb

[no object]US
  • 1Find a place of shelter in one’s present location and stay there until instructed otherwise, typically in accordance with a public safety directive during an emergency.

    • ‘the university urged its students to shelter in place after reports that a person with a gun was on campus’
    1. 1.1Remain at home, with only limited exceptions, in order to inhibit the spread of an infectious disease, typically in accordance with a public directive.
      • ‘now is your last chance to stock up on supplies and prepare to shelter in place’

noun

US
  • 1A public safety directive invoked during an emergency, instructing people to find a place of shelter in their present location and stay there until instructed otherwise.

    • ‘a shelter in place is in effect after a flammable liquid leaked from a pipeline’
    1. 1.1A public directive requiring people to remain at home, with only limited exceptions, in order to inhibit the spread of an infectious disease.
      ‘the mayor first spoke of the possibility of a shelter in place on Tuesday’
      • ‘we have now issued a shelter in place order for all residents’