Alert South Bay: Regional Message on COVID-19 Threat – Key Messages

December 4, 2020

Statewide Regional Safer at Home Order Explained

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued a statewide, regional Health Officer Order (HOO) that applies to all counties within the five regions in CA when specific criteria have been reached. These five regions are as follows:

• 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.

As of today, December 4, 2020, no regional order has been implemented. The state Health Officer Order becomes effective within 24 hours after Regional ICU bed availability drops below 15%. Currently, ICU bed availability for the Southern California region is at 20.6%. You can view the Regional ICU bed availability by clicking here.

The new statewide order is similar to the current Temporary LA County Public Health Order that went into effect on Monday but would include the following closures:
• Personal care services, hair salons, and barbershops.
• Non-essential travel is not allowed.
• Anyone entering the State would be required to quarantine for 14-days;
The following will remain unchanged:
• Restaurants would continue to be limited to delivery and carry-out.
• Retail could continue at 20% capacity.
• Trails, beaches, and parks would remain open. LA County’s order closed playgrounds.
• Schools that have previously reopened for in-person instruction may remain open, and schools may continue to bring students back for in-person instruction under the Elementary School Waiver Process or Cohorting Guidance.
As a reminder, face coverings are required at all times when outside your household and when around others.

If the order is implemented, the order will remain in effect for at least three weeks and, after that period, will be lifted when a region’s projected ICU capacity meets or exceeds 15%. This will be assessed every week after the initial three-week period.

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