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Southern California Regional Enters New Stay-at-Home Order

Post Date:12/05/2020 7:32 AM

Buena Park, Calif. - On Thursday, Governor Newsom announced a new regional Stay-at-Home Order for regions of the state that ICU capacity drops below 15%. Orange County is under the Southern California region, and the California Department of Public Health reported on Friday night that Southern California's ICU capacity dropped to 13.1%, triggering the stay-at-home order.

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The order does not take effect until Saturday at 12:59 p.m., and Orange County and Buena Park will have 24 hours to carry out the new restrictions. The order would take effect on Sunday. One major restriction under this new order is no gatherings with those outside your household and no non-essential travel.

Since Southern California dropped below 15%  ICU capacity, the following activities and sectors must close:

  • Indoor and outdoor playgrounds
  • Indoor recreational facilities
  • Hair salons and barbershops, nail salons, personal care services
  • Museums, zoos, and aquariums
  • Movie theaters
  • Wineries, bars, breweries and distilleries
  • Cardrooms
  • Live audience sports
  • Amusement parks and family entertainment centers

Other sectors that will be allowed to stay open when operating remotely is not possible include:

  • Non-urgent healthcare, including dentists, optometrists
  • Schools that are already open and childcare
  • Restaurants: takeout only, no more outdoor dining
  • Stores, shopping centers: 20% capacity with entry metering
  • Hotels and lodging: essential travel and lodging only
  • Offices: remote except for critical operations where remote is not possible
  • Churches, temples, mosques: outdoor services only
  • Critical infrastructure and services (water, power, government)
  • Parks, trails, beaches and outdoor recreation

This regional Stay-at-Home order is in effect for three weeks, at that time, the region will be monitored on a week-to-week basis and once ICU capacity grows above 15% capacity the order will be lifted.

Buena Park, we are in this together, we can get through these next few weeks knowing we are doing everything we can to help our hospital staff and save lives. Please continue to wear a mask, avoid gathering with anyone outside your household and stay healthy.

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