• Governor Newsom Announces Regional Stay Home Order That Will Go Into Effect When Regions ICU Availab

    All individuals living in the State of California are currently ordered to stay home or at their place of residence, except for permitted work, local shopping or other permitted errands, or as otherwise authorized.
     
    REGIONAL STAY HOME ORDER:
     
    The Regional Stay Home Order, announced December 3, will go into effect promptly in regions with less than 15% ICU availability. It prohibits private gatherings of any size, closes sector operations except for critical infrastructure and retail, and requires 100% masking and physical distancing in all others.
     
    The order will remain in effect for at least 3 weeks and, after that period, will be lifted when a region’s projected ICU capacity meets or exceeds 15%. This will be assessed on a weekly basis after the initial 3 week period. Learn more about this order.
     
    The state released a map of five regions and their current ICU capacity, as well as projected dates when regions will fall below the
    15 percent threshold.
     
    The regions are:
     
    • San Joaquin Valley (Order NOT in Effect): Calaveras, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, San Benito, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tulare, Tuolumne
     
    • Northern California (Order NOT in Effect): Del Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity
     
    • Bay Area (Order NOT in Effect): Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma
     
    • Greater Sacramento (Order NOT in Effect): Alpine, Amador, Butte, Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba
     
    • Southern California (Order NOT in Effect): Imperial, Inyo, Los Angeles, Mono, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura
     
    The Regional Stay Home Order would be in effect for 3 weeks after the trigger and instructs Californians to stay at home as much as possible to limit the mixing with other households that can lead to COVID-19 spread. It allows access to (and travel for) critical services and allows outdoor activities to preserve Californians’ physical and mental health. This limited closure will help stop the surge and prevent overwhelming regional ICU capacity.
     
    In any region that triggers a Regional Stay Home Order because it drops below 15% ICU capacity, the following sectors must close:
     
    • Indoor and outdoor playgrounds
    • Indoor recreational facilities
    • Hair salons and barbershops
    • Personal care services
    • Museums, zoos, and aquariums
    • Movie theaters
    • Wineries
    • Bars, breweries, and distilleries
    • Family entertainment centers
    • Cardrooms and satellite wagering
    • Limited services
    • Live audience sports
    • Amusement parks
     
    The following sectors will have additional modifications in addition to 100% masking and physical distancing:
     
    • Outdoor recreational facilities: Allow outdoor operation only without any food, drink or alcohol sales. Additionally, overnight stays at campgrounds will not be permitted.
     
    • Retail: Allow indoor operation at 20% capacity with entrance metering and no eating or drinking in the stores. Additionally, special hours should be instituted for seniors and others with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems
     
    • Shopping centers: Allow indoor operation at 20% capacity with entrance metering and no eating or drinking in the stores. Additionally, special hours should be instituted for seniors and others with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.
     
    • Hotels and lodging: Allow to open for critical infrastructure support only.
     
    • Restaurants: Allow only for take-out, pick-up, or delivery.
     
    • Offices: Allow remote only except for critical infrastructure sectors where remote working is not possible.
     
    • Places of worship and political expression: Allow outdoor services only.
     
    • Entertainment production including professional sports: Allow operation without live audiences. Additionally, testing protocol and “bubbles” are highly encouraged.
     
    The following sectors are allowed to remain open when a remote option is not possible with appropriate infectious disease preventative measures including 100% masking and physical distancing:
     
    • Critical infrastructure
    • Schools that are already open for in-person learning
    • Non-urgent medical and dental care
    • Child care and pre-K