Majority Of California Expecting Stay-At-Home Orders Within Days

By Marilyn Nelson on December 3, 2020
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Governor Newsom announced today (12/3/20) that a majority of California can expect to receive a stay-at-home order within days. We are currently living in the most challenging time of the pandemic

The governor revealed the state is being divided into five regions, including the Greater Sacramento region. Once a region’s ICU capacity falls below 15 percent, a regional stay-at-home order will go into effect. Newsom also said none of the regions currently meet the criteria, but are expected to within a day or two. Although the Bay Area region may have a little more time, perhaps mid to late December.

When the regions are placed under the order, the state will order the closure of bars, wineries, personal service and hair salons/barber shops.

Retail stores will be limited to 20% capacity, and restaurants will only be allowed to offer take-out and delivery

School districts can remain open if they have received a waiver.

Once a region is placed under the stay-at-home order, it will remain in place for 3 weeks.

As of Wednesday, California reported more than 20,000 new coronavirus cases, the most ever in one day. A record 8,500 people are in hospitals, including more than 2,000 in intensive care.

See California Governor Gavin Newsom’s entire news conference HERE.