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Orange County, and the entire Southern California Region, will be under the State’s new Regional Stay-at-Home Order beginning Sunday, December 6 at 11:59 PM and lasting for a minimum of three weeks. This is due to the region’s ICU capacity dropping below 15%. Today’s regional ICU availability is 12.5%, down from 13.1% a day earlier.Here is a summary of restrictions:* No gatherings with those outside your household* Closure of bars, wineries, breweries, distilleries* Closure of nail, hair salons, barbers, other personal care services* Closure of playgrounds* Closure of indoor recreation facilities* Closure of museums, zoos, aquariums* Closure of family entertainment centers* Closure of limited services* Closure of theme parks* No nonessential travelAllowed to stay open:* Non-urgent healthcare, including dentists, optometrists* Schools already open* Childcare* Restaurants: takeout only, no more outdoor dining* Stores, shopping centers: 20% capacity with entry metering* Hotels and lodging: essential travel and lodging only* Offices: remote except for critical operations where remote is not possible* Churches, temples, mosques: outdoor only* Critical infrastructure and services (water, power, government)* Parks, trails, beaches, other outdoor recreationFor the full list of impacts, visit the State’s website, https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/.
Governor Announces Framework for a New Regional Stay Home Order: On December 3, Governor Newsom announced the framework for a Regional Stay Home Order that will go into effect within 48 hours in regions with less than 15% ICU availability. Orange County is in the Southern California region, which also includes Imperial, Inyo, Los Angeles, Mono, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties. At this time, the Order is not in effect for Southern California. Although, the State predicts Southern California will be under the Order in "early December.” Once under the Order, it remains in effect for at least three weeks and, after that period, will be lifted when a region’s projected ICU capacity meets or exceeds 15%. From then on, a region’s status will be assessed on a weekly basis after the initial three-week period.