In the ever-evolving landscape of living through the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, California governor Gavin Newsom is once again look towards methods to reduce the spread as cases and death rates are rising throughout the state.
In a tweet thread posted this afternoon Newsom announced that regions where ICU capacity fall below 15% “will be placed into this Stay-at-Home Order for 3 weeks.”
Our ICUs are climbing quickly toward their capacity. Our death rate is rising.
To slow the surge of #COVID19 and save lives, CA is introducing a Regional Stay-At-Home Order.
Regions where ICU capacity⁰fall below 15% will be placed into this Stay-at-Home Order ⁰for 3 weeks.
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) December 3, 2020
Sectors that will remain open when a region is placed into the Regional Stay-At-Home, include:
- Schools that are already open
- Critical infrastructure
- Retail (20% capacity to reduce exposure)
- Restaurants (take-out and delivery)
Sectors that will be temporarily closed when a region is placed into the Stay-At-Home include:
- Personal Services
- Hair Salons / Barbershops
Newsome affirms for now, however, that no regions have been placed into this Regional Stay-At-Home Order at this time. He also reassured, “We can get through this — together.”
In the meantime he encourages citizens to “stay active and connected during these times. Keep connected virtually.”
Some of the suggestions he offered to deal with these times include getting out doors:
- Go to a park or a beach
- Go on a hike
- Go on a bike ride
- Go fishing
- Do yoga
- Walk your dog
- Go on a run
- Go skiing, snowboarding
The new measures offer a clearer path of what to expect in light or recent confusing guidelines issued in Los Angeles County where currently restaurants are already restricted to takeover and delivery options.
The Disneyland Resort, which is in Orange County, has not yet faced the return of any such restrictions that would impact the recently reopened dining options in the partially-reopened Disney California Adventure and Downtown Disney. But should Regional Stay-At-Home be issued for Orange County it would likely force the amendment of those operations.