State lifts stay-at-home order, but coronavirus restrictions remain

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Citing improving conditions in hospitals, state health officials today lifted all regional stay-at-home orders, including in the 11-county Southern California region, but counties will still be subject to tight regulations of the restrictive "purple" tier of economic reopening guidelines. The regional stay-at-home order was imposed in Southern California late last year when intensive-care unit capacity dropped below 15%. The regional capacity subsequently dropped to an adjusted 0%. But state officials said Monday that with hospitalization numbers trending downward, four-week projections now indicate ICU capacity will rise above the 15% threshold. "Californians heard the urgent message to stay home as much as possible and accepted that challenge to slow the surge
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