Governor Newsom Issues Regional Stay-at-Home Order
This afternoon, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a Regional Stay-at-Home Order to promptly go into effect within 48 hours in regions with less than 15% ICU availability. The Order separates the State into five regions based on hospital network. The regions are:
1. Northern California: Del Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity
2. Bay Area: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma
3. Greater Sacramento: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba
4. San Joaquin Valley: Calaveras, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, San Benito, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tulare, Tuolumne
5. Southern California: Imperial, Inyo, Los Angeles, Mono, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura
When a region reaches 85% of its ICU capacity, the Stay-at-Home Order will go into effect for at least three weeks. Most regions are projected to meet this ICU threshold by next week. The Order will be lifted when a region’s projected ICU capacity meets or exceeds 15%, which will be assessed on a weekly basis after the initial three week period.
This Order requires many non-essential businesses to close and prohibits private gatherings of any size. It allows access to (and travel for) critical services and allows outdoor activities to preserve Californians’ physical and mental health. Businesses permitted to remain open are required to enforce 100% masking and physical distancing. All non-essential travel is temporarily restricted statewide.
Sectors that will be temporarily closed in affected regions include:
• Indoor and outdoor playgrounds
• Indoor recreational facilities
• Hair salons and barbershops
• Personal care services
• Museums, zoos and aquariums
• Movie theaters
• 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:
• Schools that are already open for in-person learning
• Critical infrastructure
• Non-urgent medical and dental care
• Child care and pre-K
To keep up with the State’s response to COVID-19, please visit their website at covid19.ca.gov. View Update