Stay-at-Home Order will go into effect if, when Regional Hospital ICU capacity dips below 15%
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced plans yesterday for a Regional Stay-at Home Order that applies 24 hours after a California region is determined to have less than 15% hospital ICU availability.
Currently, Riverside County’s ICU capacity is 20.60%. The state is projecting that our region could fall below 15% ICU availability sometime in December, according to a news release from the city of Palm Springs.
The order prohibits private gatherings of any size, closes business sector operations except for critical services and retail, and requires 100% masking and physical distancing in all others. The order remains in effect at least 3 weeks. After that period, it will be lifted when a region’s projected ICU capacity meets or exceeds 15%. This will be assessed weekly after the initial 3-week period.
If and when our region triggers this new Stay-at-Home Order, the following sectors must close:
- Indoor and outdoor playgrounds
- Indoor recreational facilities
- Hair salons and barbershops
- Personal care services
- Museums, zoos and aquariums
- Movie theaters
- Bars, breweries and distilleries
- Family entertainment centers
- Cardrooms and satellite wagering
- Live audience sports
- Amusement parks
The following sectors will have additional modifications with 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 and no eating or drinking in the stores. Special hours should be instituted for seniors and others with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.
- Shopping centers: Allow indoor operation at 20% capacity 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.
- Offices: Allow remote work only except for critical infrastructure where remote not possible.
- Hotels and lodging will be restricted.
- Restaurants: Allow only for take-out, pick-up or delivery.
- Places of Worship and First Amendment activities continue to be allowed outdoors.
Guidance for schools remains in effect and unchanged. More info is available by clicking here.
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