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Regional Stay-at-Home Order Extended

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Dr. Mark Ghaly, Secretary of the California Health and Human Services, announced the extension of the current stay-at-home order on Tuesday afternoon.

During an online press conference held on Tuesday afternoon, Ghaly announced that the Southern California and San Joaquin Valley regions will stay under the stay-at-home order for a minimum of three more weeks, due to a surge in cases and a lack of improvement in ICU availability.

The Southern California region includes Santa Barbara County, San Luis Obispo County and Ventura County.

This will continue all the restrictions on businesses including restaurants, gyms and others.

Ventura County saw its highest number of cases with over 3,000 new cases over the holiday weekend.

The Regional Stay at Home Order will remain in effect for at least three weeks. After 3 weeks, it will be lifted when a region’s projected ICU capacity meets or exceeds 15%. This will continue to be assessed on a weekly basis after the initial 3 week period. Click to learn more about the Regional Stay at Home Order.

Summary of restrictions in any region that triggers a Regional Stay Home Order:

  • No gatherings with those outside your household
  • No non-essential travel
  • Closure of restaurants for indoor or outdoor dining – only takeout will be allowed
  • Closure of bars, wineries, breweries, distilleries
  • Closure of nail, hair salons, barbers, other personal care services
  • Closure of indoor and outdoor playgrounds
  • Closure of indoor recreation facilities
  • Closure of museums, zoos, aquariums
  • Closure of family entertainment centers
  • Closure of cardrooms
  • No theme parks/amusement parks
  • No live audience sports

Allowed to stay open under Regional Stay at Home Order with 100% masking and physical distancing:

  • Non-urgent healthcare, including dentists, optometrist
  • Schools already open
  • Childcare and Pre-K
  • Stores and shopping centers at 20 percent capacity with entrance metering and no eating or drinking
  • Hotels and lodging: essential travel and lodging only
  • Offices: remote except for critical operations where remote is not possible
  • Churches, temples, mosques: outdoor only
  • Critical infrastructure and services (water, power, government)
  • Parks, trails, beaches, other outdoor recreation