Sacramento’s CBS News affiliate reports:
California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Thursday a new regional stay-at-home order for areas where capacity at intensive care units falls below 15 percent.
Newsom announced the new plans amid an unprecedented surge of new coronavirus cases in the nation’s most populous state amid fears that hospitals could be overwhelmed within weeks. The new order divides the state into five regions. Newsom said none of the regions currently meet the threshold for the new rules.
When they do, the state will order them to close hair salons and barber shops, limit retail stores to 20% capacity and only allow restaurants to offer take-out and delivery.
BREAKING: Governor Newsom announces new restrictions. Regions where ICU capacity falls below 15% will be under a mandated stay at home order. Our region expected to imminently reach that any day now. Hair salons, personal services will all be closed. Schools open. @FOXLA
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) December 3, 2020
BREAKING: California instituting a regional stay-at-home order for Southern California, other areas where ICU capacity could drop below 15%, Newsom says https://t.co/PEnMq4weTL pic.twitter.com/8tMmE8KMSr
— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) December 3, 2020
— ABC7 News (@abc7newsbayarea) December 3, 2020
Gov. @GavinNewsom will announce new stay-at-home order at noon:
* Counties are grouped by regional hospital networks
* Order is for regions where ICU capacity drops below 15%
* Essential businesses can remain open at 20% capacity
* Schools left to localshttps://t.co/ekMceRfEsV
— Alexei Koseff (@akoseff) December 3, 2020