Santa and Mrs. Claus Will Be Dashing Through Montclair

Santa, Mrs. Claus, and their sleigh will be dashing through the streets of Montclair, spreading holiday cheer.

Please note while Santa wants to visit every street, he needs to reserve his energy for Christmas Eve deliveries. Santa changes his route every year to travel as many Montclair streets as possible.

You can follow Santa and Mrs. Claus on his route live here at

December 5, 2020 – Regional Stay At Home Order

Posted on December 5, 2020

On Thursday, December 3, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a Regional Stay-At-Home Order (the “Order”) that would go into effect when a Region’s intensive care unit (ICU) bed capacity fell below 15%.

Counties in each region include the following:

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

Late Friday, December 4, 2020, the Southern California Region’s ICU bed capacity dropped to 13.1%, down from 20.6% the day before.

The Regional Order went into effect at 1:00 p.m. today (Saturday, December 5, 2020); therefore, if the Southern California Region remains below the 15% threshold in the data reported today, the Region will be required to comply with terms of the Order effective 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 6, 2020.

The Order will be in effect for at least three weeks, after which the CDPH will review, on at least a twice-weekly basis, the Southern California Region’s projected intensive care bed capacity for the following four weeks. When the projected capacity is once again at or above 15%, the Order will be lifted and the color-coded tiered system will again be in effect.

San Bernardino County is currently in the Purple Tier ─ the most restrictive of the four Tiers (Purple, Red, Orange and Yellow).

Regional Stay-At-Home restrictions include the following:

  • Californians are encouraged to help stop spread of the virus by staying at home as much as possible and limit mixing with persons from other households.
  • Access to, and travel for, critical services is permitted. Non-essential travel is restricted.
  • Outdoor activities are permitted in order to preserve Californians’ physical and mental health.

In any region that triggers a Regional Stay-At-Home Order because it drops below 15% ICU bed capacity, 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
  • Wineries
  • Bars, breweries, and distilleries
  • Family entertainment centers
  • Cardrooms and satellite wagering
  • Limited services
  • Live audience sports
  • Amusement parks

The following sectors will have additional modifications that are in addition to 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 with entrance metering and no eating or drinking in stores. Additionally, special hours should be instituted for seniors and others with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.
  • Shopping centers: Allow indoor operation at 20% capacity with entrance metering and no eating or drinking in stores. Additionally, special hours should be instituted for seniors and others with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.
  • Hotels and lodging: Allow to remain open for critical infrastructure support only.
  • Restaurants: Allow to remain open only for take-out, pick-up, or delivery.
  • Offices: Allow remote only except for critical infrastructure sectors where remote working is not possible.
  • Places of worship and political expression: Allow outdoor services only.
  • Entertainment production including professional sports: Allow operation without live audiences. Additionally, testing protocol and “bubbles” are highly encouraged.

The following sectors are allowed to remain open, when a remote option is not possible, with appropriate infectious disease preventative measures including 100% masking and physical distancing:

  • Critical infrastructure
  • Schools that are already open for in-person learning
  • Non-urgent medical and dental care
  • Child-care and pre-K

Implementation of a Regional Stay-At-Home Order is anticipated, effective at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 6, 2020, at which time a City of Montclair Emergency Order will be issued directing compliance with the Regional Order.

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