Stay-at-home order could go into effect Sunday in Riverside County, rest of SoCal

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The Southern California Region of California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Regional Stay Home Order, which includes Riverside County, has fallen below the 15% threshold of available intensive care unit beds and the order could go into effect at 12:59 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6.

Riverside, Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Imperial, Inyo, Mono, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, collectively recorded 13.1% available beds as of Friday, Dec. 4, according to the California Department of Public Health.

San Joaquin Valley would also go into the new lockdown, recording 14.1% of beds left available.

The order would be in place for three weeks and will bar gatherings of people from different households. 

Under the order, the following businesses/recreational facilities will be required to close:

— indoor and outdoor playgrounds;

— indoor recreational facilities;

— hair salons and barbershops;

— personal care services;

— museums, zoos and aquariums;

— movie theaters;

— wineries;

— bars, breweries and distilleries;

— family entertainment centers;

— cardrooms and satellite wagering;

— limited services;

— live audience sports; and

— amusement parks.

Schools with waivers will be allowed to remain open, along with “critical infrastructure” and retail stores, which will be limited to 20% of capacity. Restaurants will be restricted to takeout and delivery service only. Hotels would be allowed to open “for critical infrastructure support only,” while churches would be restricted to outdoor-only services. Entertainment production — including professional sports — would be allowed to continue without live audiences.

For more information from the state, visit https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/OPA/Pages/NR20-323.aspx.

City News Service contributed to this report. 

Editor’s note: Corrects information about lockdown going into effect Saturday. The mandate will go into effect Sunday, Dec. 6 if numbers don’t improve.