Southern California COVID-19 Regional Stay Home Order goes into effect on Sunday December 6 2020 at 11:59pm.
California will restrict movement in regions where intensive care units (ICU) capacity drops below 15 percent.
Southern California ICU capacity dropped to 12.5% on Friday December 4 2020.
The California Department of Public Health explained on December 3 2020, why the Regional Stay At Home Order is important,
“Upon assessment of the recent, unprecedented rise in the rate of increase in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and test positivity rates across California, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is taking immediate actions to prevent the spread of the virus.”
The California Department of Public Health states that, “This order shall take effect on December 5 2020 at 1259pm (pst).”
To preserve the California health care system, the Regional Stay Home Order goes into effect if intensive care unit (ICU) capacity drops below 15% in a region.
Counties in the region will be subject to new restrictions.
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.
A California Regional Stay At Home Order Will Be Issued When Their ICU Bed Availability Is Less Than 15%
(Within 48 Hours of ICU Bed Availability Less than 15%)
Regional Stay At Home Order Will Remain In Effect For At Least 3 Weeks
(Will Reopen If a Regions ICU Bed Availability exceeds 15%)
This will be assessed on a weekly basis after the initial 3 week period
physical distancing in all others
No gatherings with those outside your household
No non-essential travel
Closure of restaurants for indoor or outdoor dining – only takeout will be allowed
Closure of bars, wineries, breweries, distilleries
Closure of nail, hair salons, barbers, other personal care services
Closure of indoor and outdoor playgrounds
Closure of indoor recreation facilities
Closure of museums, zoos, aquariums
Closure of family entertainment centers
Closure of cardrooms
No theme parks/amusement parks
No live audience sports
Hotels shall not accept or honor out of state reservations for non-essential travel
unless the reservation is for at least the minimum time period required for quarantine and the persons identified in the reservation will quarantine in the hotel or lodging entity until after that time period has expired
Restaurants Limited to Take Out and Delivery Only
Retailers Must Limit Customers to 20% Capacity
Schools Will Remain Open
Many Outdoor Physical Activities Are Allowed
With Masks and Physical Distancing
Worship Services Are Permitted Outdoors
Political Expression Is Permitted Outdoors
Southern California COVID-19 Regional Stay At Home Order Enforcement
LA County Sheriffs Department Will Enforce This Order.
Sheriff Alex Villanueva stated on The LA County Sheriff Department Facebook Page on December 3 2020 at 5:30pm
“Since March we have continued to focus on education and voluntary compliance regarding health orders.
Moving forward, we will additionally be conducting targeted enforcement on super-spreader events.”
California COVID-19 Regions
Northern California: Del Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity
Bay Area: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma
Greater Sacramento: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba
San Joaquin Valley: Calaveras, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, San Benito, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tulare, Tuolumne
Southern California: Imperial, Inyo, Los Angeles, Mono, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura
California ICU actual capacity as of December 4 2020 for the 5 regions:
Northern California 24.1%
Bay Area 21.7%
Greater Sacramento 21.4%
San Joaquin Valley 8.6%
Southern California 12.5%
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