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
- 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.