The Regional Stay Home Order announced earlier this week by Gov. Gavin Newsom will go into effect late Sunday night for Orange County and all of Southern California.
Restrictions on businesses and other activities kick in when any of the five regions of the state see their intensive care unit capacity dips below 15 percent. According to the California Department of Public Health, the region’s capacity is now at 12.5 percent. The “RSHO” order will be in place for a minimum of three weeks, a period that will extend through Christmas Day.
Here’s what the order will mean:
- indoor and outdoor playgrounds
- indoor recreational facilities
- hair salons and barber shops
- personal care services
- museums, zoos and aquariums
- movie theaters
- bars, breweries and distilleries
- family entertainment centers
- cardrooms and satellite wagering
- live audience sports
- amusement parks.
Retail stores and shopping centers will be allowed to operate at 20 percent capacity. Restaurants may be open only for take-out, pick-up or delivery. Worship services and political expression activities must be conducted outdoors only.
Generally speaking, schools that are already open, in compliance with mandated measures and with low percentages of coronavirus infection will remain open.
Statistics for Orange County are in feature box at right.
For more details, go to: https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/ .