California extends stay-at-home order for two regions of the state as ICU capacity remains tight

By Noah Higgins-Dunn @HIGGINSDUNN

  • California will extend its stay-at-home order for two regions of the state — Southern California and San Joaquin Valley, the state’s Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly said Tuesday.
  • The order requires most businesses except critical infrastructure and retail operations to close, and it bans gatherings of any size, according to the state’s website.
  • Those regions will continue to be subject to the restrictions until projections from the state show ICU capacity above or equal to 15%, Ghaly said.

California will extend its stay-at-home order for two regions of the state — Southern California and San Joaquin Valley — where intensive-care unit capacity is strained from an onslaught of Covid-19 patients, the state’s Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly said on Tuesday.

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