The Regional Stay-at-Home Order was extended for the Southern California Region, including Orange County and Irvine, on January 12, 2021 due to our lack of ICU capacity, which remains below 15%. The ICU capacity will be assessed on a weekly basis. If and when weekly ICU capacity projections are equal or greater than 15% the region will be released from the order.
The order originally went into effect on December 6, when our ICU capacity hit 12.5%
What does this mean?
All Californians need to continue practicing the following: 1) stop gathering with those outside of your household, 2) keep activities outdoors, and 3) keep your mask on when outside of the home when six feet of social distancing cannot be maintained. In addition, all nonessential travel is temporarily restricted.
Sectors to remain closed:
- Indoor recreational facilities
- Hair salons and barbershops
- Personal care services
- Museums, zoos, and aquariums
- Movie theaters
- Bars, breweries, and distilleries
- Family entertainment centers
- Cardrooms and satellite wagering
- Limited services
- Live audience sports
- Amusement parks
The following sectors will continue to have additional modifications in addition to 100% masking and physical distancing:
- Outdoor recreational facilities: Allow outdoor operation only without any food, drink or alcohol sales. Additionally, overnight stays at campgrounds will not be permitted.
- Retail: Allow indoor operation at 20% capacity with entrance metering and no eating or drinking in the stores. Additionally, special hours should be instituted for seniors and others with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.
- Shopping centers: Allow indoor operation at 20% capacity with entrance metering and no eating or drinking in the stores. Additionally, special hours should be instituted for seniors and others with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.
- Hotels and lodging: Allow to open for critical infrastructure support only.
- Restaurants: Allow only for take-out, pick-up, or delivery.
- Offices: Allow remote only except for critical infrastructure sectors where remote working is not possible.
- Places of worship and political expression: Allow outdoor services only.
- Entertainment production including professional sports: Allow operation without live audiences. Additionally, testing protocol and “bubbles” are highly encouraged.
The following sectors are allowed to remain open when a remote option is not possible with appropriate infectious disease preventative measures including 100% masking and physical distancing:
- Critical infrastructure
- Non-urgent medical and dental care
- Child care and pre-K