Governor Newsom Issues New Stay at Home Order

Many California businesses will close or limit capacity in the coming days as part of a new stay-at-home order that's triggered when fewer than 15% of ICU beds are available in a region.

Unlike previous restrictions in California, the new stay-at-home order focuses on five different regions in lieu of counties. The five regions are: Northern California, Greater Sacramento, Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley and Southern California. The Southern California region includes the following counties: Imperial, Inyo, Los Angeles, Mono, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura

Once in effect, the order will stay in place for at least three weeks. A region will have 48 hours to implement the new rules.

Sectors that will be closed include: bars, wineries, personal services, hair salons and barbershops. Retail stores will be limited to 20% capacity and restaurants will only be allowed to offer to-go orders and delivery. Schools in regions where the stay-at-home order is imposed may be able to stay open based on decisions by local governments.

“Critical infrastructure” businesses are permitted to remain open when a remote option is not possible with appropriate infectious disease preventative measures including 100% masking and physical distancing.

If you have any questions regarding the new order or whether your business is critical infrastructure, please do not hesitate to reach out.

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