Regional Stay Home Order
December 29, 2020: SoCal Region Stay Home Order Extended Indefinitely as ICU Capacity Remains at 0%
The State's Regional Stay Home Order has been extended indefinitely in Southern California, as announced December 29. ICU capacity remains at 0% in Southern California. According to Dr. Ghaly, four-week projections show demand exceeding ICU capacity. The Regional Stay Home Order will remain in effect until ICU projections are above or equal to 15%.
December 5, 2020: SoCal Region hits 12.5% ICU Availability Triggering New Regional Stay Home Order
COVID-19 continues to surge at alarming rates in California. The State's Regional Stay Home Order set to go into effect for the Southern California Region on December 6, 2020 at 12:59 pm PST, just 24 hours after the new order was officially implemented. Because the Southern California region hit 12.5% on December 5, it triggers the Regional Stay Home Order 24 hours after the at or below 15% assessment is hit. All residents of Southern California, including Chino Hills must comply.
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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 could fall below the 15 percent threshold.
Projected Date Regional Could Fall Below 15% ICU Capacity
Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma
Alpine, Amador, Butte, Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba
Del Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity
San Jaoquin Valley
Calaveras, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, San Benito, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tulare, Tuolumne
Imperial, Inyo, Los Angeles, Mono, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura
To keep an eye on the region's ICU capacity numbers and to see the regional map, visit the State website.
Sectors that will remain open when a region is placed in to the Stay-At-Home, include:
- Schools that received a waiver
- Critical Infrastructure
- Retail (20% capacity to reduce exposure)
The Regional Stay Home Order 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:
- Hair salons and barbershops
- Personal care services
- Museums, zoos, and aquariums
- Movie theaters (except drive-in)
- 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