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For more info please visit: www.covid19.ca.gov

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Hello! Today I am here to talk about the new State order called:
Regional Stay Home Order.
This was set into place by Governor Gavin Newsom.
Why was this order put in place?
Hospitals, doctors, and nurses are doing what they can to manage an increase of patients,
These patients are seriously sick and are increasingly using up all available ICU beds.
Hospitals are overwhelmed and they cannot help this many patients at once.
What does the Regional Stay Home Order do?
It is a 3 week stay at home order that restricts travel to critical services only.
*Order may be extended longer than 3 weeks.
Only critical things like getting food, or going to work.
You need to stay home for 3 weeks.
What does it mean by “regional”. California is split into 5 of the following areas:
Number 1, Northern California.
Number 2, Bay Area.
Number 3, Greater Sacramento.
Number 4, San Joaquin Valley.
Number 5 Southern California.
These are 5 groups that include several counties.

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 

This order is to ensure there are enough available ICU beds.
If any of the 5 areas has less than 15% available beds
then the stay at home order goes into effect 24hours after, or the next day.
So how will you know what to do, and when your county has a stay t home order? Visit this website:
www.covid19.ca.gov
You can check this website for when your county’s order starts
or any more information.
We need your help to keep people staying home.
We need to help hospitals manage the people who are seriously sick and need help.
How many ICU beds are left available?

As of December 9th, 2020:
Northern California 21.7%
Bay Area 20.9%
Greater Sacramento 14.3%
San Joaquin Valley 4.2%
Southern California 9%

If any of these areas drop below 15% available beds the stay at home order starts.
Stay at home for 3 weeks.
Does the Stay at Home order apply to schools?
No that has separate requirements.
In addition to staying at home the following must close:
Indoor and outdoor playgrounds.
Indoor movie theaters are closed.
Hair and nail salons,
personal care services are closed.
Museums, zoos, wineries, bars,
Many other things will need to close.
Indoor dining at restaurants must stop.
Stores, hotels, and offices need to reduce their operations.
For example restaurants can only do takeout right now.
Takeout is fine, indoor or outdoor dining no.
Office workers remote only except for critical infrastructure sectors where remote working is not possible.
Shopping centers should reduce capacity to 20% inside at once.
With specials hours only for seniors, and those with compromised immune systems.
Places of worship must have outdoor services only.
There are many more that are closed or have reduced operations, visit the Covid19 website for more information.
We really need your help!
Please stay home.
Use a mask if you need to go out.
Remember to social distance.
Only go out shopping if its something you need, otherwise stay home.
The Holidays are coming up, please don’t travel, stay home.
Family gatherings should be only people from your own household.
Do not have people come over from other households.
It will spread that way! We need your help to reduce cases of Covid19.
Stay home please.
Take care!

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