Today, December 3, 2020, Governor Newsom announced a Regional Stay Home Order that will take effect within 48 hours after a region’s intensive care unit (ICU) capacity falls under 15% and to remain in effect for three weeks.

This order does not impact or modify the state’s guidance on school reopening process. A local educational agency that is preparing to open and is in a county that is in the Substantial (Red) Tier for at least two weeks, can proceed with their plans. Schools that have reopened for in-person services are not required to close if their county moves back to the Widespread (Purple) Tier.

The stay home order impacts the following sectors and industries:

Can Remain Open

  • Critical infrastructure
  • Schools that have received waivers to provide in-person instruction by their local county public health official or opened for in-person instruction when the county was in the Substantial (Red) Tier
  • Non-urgent medical and dental care
  • Child care and pre-Kindergarten programs

Must Close Temporarily

  • Indoor and outdoor playgrounds
  • Indoor recreational facilities
  • Hair salons and barbershops
  • Personal care services
  • Museums, zoos, and aquariums
  • Movie theaters
  • Wineries
  • Bars, breweries, and distilleries
  • Family entertainment centers
  • Cardrooms and satellite wagering
  • Limited services
  • Live audience sports
  • Amusement parks

Modified with 100% Masking and Physical Distancing

  • Outdoor recreational facilities
  • Retail and shopping centers at 20% capacity
  • Hotels and lodging for critical infrastructure support only
  • Restaurants can serve take-out, pick-up, or delivery
  • Offices are to allow for remote work, except for critical infrastructure where remote working is not possible
  • Places of worship and political expression are to operate outdoors
  • Entertainment production without live audiences and encouraged to have in place a testing protocol and “bubbles.”

The state has identified five regions and their current ICU capacity, as well as projected dates to fall under the 15% threshold, as follows:

  • Bay Area: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma (Projected date: mid-late December)
  • Greater Sacramento: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba (Projected date: early December)
  • Northern California: Del Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity (Projected date: early December)
  • San Joaquin Valley: Calaveras, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, San Benito, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tulare, Tuolumne (Projected date: early December)
  • Southern California: Imperial, Inyo, Los Angeles, Mono, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura (Projected date: early December)