Regional Stay at Home Order, 12/4/2020

Dec 04, 2020
Regional Stay at Home Order, 12/4/2020


Late yesterday, the State issued the Regional Stay at Home Order, which clarifies timing of when it becomes effective. Here are the major takeaways:


·     Regional Stay at Home Order becomes effective Saturday, 12/5/20 at 12:59PM (48 hours from yesterday’s announcement)

·     Regions may be notified of assignment as soon as Order becomes effective

·     No Regions have been assigned to the order yet

·     Counties have 24 hours to implement (not 48 hours) once their Region is assigned

·     Region remains under Order for at least 3 weeks. Fourth week CDPH to evaluate the status of ICU capacity in Region with ability to move back to Tiers if ICU capacity greater than 15%.

·     Southern California Region is likely to be assigned early next week or as soon as this weekend


More Information:


According to CDPH and if current data holds, the state’s five health regions are projected to reach 85 percent of adult ICU bed capacity in early to mid-December. The regions include:


Northern California (18.6% ICU capacity): Del Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity Counties


Bay Area (25.3% ICU capacity): Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, and Sonoma Counties


Greater Sacramento (22.2% ICU capacity): Alpine, Amador, Butte, Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba Counties


San Joaquin Valley (19.7% ICU capacity): Calaveras, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, San Benito, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Tuolumne Counties


Southern California (20.6% ICU capacity): Imperial, Inyo, Los Angeles, Mono, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties


The state is also updating the statewide travel advisory to include a ban on non-essential travel regardless of region. Non-essential travel is defined as travel for leisure or recreational purposes. The Limited Stay at Home Order, which restricts non-essential activities from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., remains in effect for counties in the purple tier.

A regional order imposes the following limitations to reduce the transmission of the coronavirus: 

·     Gatherings of any size are prohibited.

·     Offices are limited to only critical infrastructure workers.

·     Retail stores and shopping centers may remain open at 20 percent capacity with entrance monitoring. No food or drink is allowed within stores.

·     Restaurants are limited to take-out services only and all indoor and outdoor dining is prohibited.

·     Hotels and lodging are limited to serving critical infrastructure workers only.

·     Personal care services, such as salons, barbers, massages, and tattoo are closed.

·     Outdoor recreation is allowed, but all food or drink services and overnight stays are prohibited, including at campgrounds.

·     Houses of worship may operate outdoors and with social distancing.

·     Indoor and outdoor playgrounds, family entertainment centers, and card rooms are closed.

·     School waivers are still allowed for those currently operating and those looking to open, but state will discourage new waiver if a county’s case rate is 14 or more per 100,000 residents. Each county health officer may continue to approve or revoke waivers based on local conditions.

·     Daycare and Pre-K services are still allowed.


Click here to read the California Department of Public Health Regional Stay at Home Order.

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