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Public Policy Newsletter Article

Newsom Imposes Statewide “Late Night Stay At Home” Order for Purple Tier Counties

  • 2020-12-03T16:00:00.000+0000
  • Author: Jimmy Jackson

On Thursday, December 3, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that heightened Stay At Home orders will be implemented in California based on ICU capacity, where additional restrictions will be imposed on what businesses can be open based on five geographic regions, if any of them exceed 75% of ICU capacity. The state’s COVID-19 webpage has an extensive Q&A, including what’s included in the revised order.

Most relevant to the operations of Biocom California member companies can be found in the second point:

2. CDPH will evaluate the adult ICU bed capacity for each Region and identify on www.covid19.ca.gov any Regions for which that capacity is less than 15%. When that capacity is less than 15%, the following terms (the Terms of this Order) will apply.
a. All gatherings with members of other households are prohibited in the Region except as expressly permitted herein.
b. All individuals living in the Region shall stay home or at their place of residence except as necessary to conduct activities associated with the operation, maintenance, or usage of critical infrastructure, 1 as required by law, or as specifically permitted in this order.
c. Worship and political expression are permitted outdoors, consistent with existing guidance for those activities.
d. Critical infrastructure sectors may operate and must continue to modify operations pursuant to the applicable sector guidance.
e. Guidance related to schools remain in effect and unchanged. Accordingly, when this Order takes effect in a Region, schools that have previously reopened for in-person instruction may remain open, and schools may continue to bring students back for in-person instruction under the Elementary School Waiver Process or Cohorting Guidance.