Temporary closures for three weeks
On December 3, Governor Newsom announced a new Regional Stay-at-Home Order that affects several regions, including Southern California. The order goes into effect when a region falls below 15% remaining ICU capacity. Southern California is expected to hit that capacity number within days.
The order will remain in effect for at least 3 weeks and, after that period, will be lifted when a region’s projected ICU capacity meets or exceeds 15%. This will be assessed on a weekly basis after the initial 3 week period.
Sectors that will remain open when a region is placed into the stay-at-home order:
- Restaurants (take-out and delivery only – no indoor or outdoor dining)
- Retail (20% capacity maximum to reduce exposure)
- Schools that have received a waiver
Industries that will be temporarily closed when a region is placed in the stay-at-home order:
- 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
- Limited services
- Live audience sports
- Amusement parks
Additionally, all non-essential travel is temporarily restricted statewide. The order also prohibits private gatherings of any size, closes sector operations except for critical infrastructure and retail, and requires 100% masking and physical distancing in all others.
Regions on Thursday announced to be under the 15% threshold have 48 hours to make adjustments.
For more information and industry guidance, please visit Covid19.Ca.Gov