This past weekend, Southern California’s ICU capacity dropped below the state’s 15% threshold, to 12.5% As a result, a new stay-at-home order began last night in order to help slow the spread. The order will remain in effect until at least December 28th and could possibly be extended longer. Most of the health orders rely on personal responsibility, such as not gathering with people outside of one’s household.
However, there are additional closures and restrictions that are now in place for certain sectors:
Restaurants must halt in-person dining and can offer food only for delivery and takeout (which was already in place in LA County)
Gatherings of people from different households are prohibited, except for outdoor church services and political demonstrations
Personal care services, such as hair and nail salons, are now required to close
Playgrounds, zoos, museums, card rooms, aquariums, and wineries must close
Nonessential travel and use of hotels for leisure is banned, as well as all overnight, short-term stays at campgrounds
All retail can remain open, but at a 20% capacity only
Click here for more information about the Regional Stay at Home Order.