Bay Area ICU Capacity on Wed. Dec 16: 12.9%
Closures Ordered Friday
Because intensive care unit (ICU) capacity has dropped below 15%, at midnight tomorrow a Regional Stay at Home order will go into effect.

The Regional Stay at Home order will last at least 3 weeks. It will last longer if our ICU capacity does not increase during that period. We will continue to monitor our region's ICU capacity (with the data available here: and send you weekly updates over the next 3 weeks.

Business operations that must CLOSE for at least 3 weeks beginning this Friday under the Stay at Home order include: outdoor dining, hair salons & barbershops, personal care services, movie theatres, wineries, bars, breweries, family entertainment centers, and cardrooms.

Business operations that are allowed to stay OPEN with modifications and 100% masking include: retail at 20% capacity, restaurants for take-out/delivery only, childcare/schools, and critical infrastructure.
Contact Tracing Can Help Us Reopen
Download California's exposure notification app to be alerted when you come in contact with someone carrying the coronavirus. Encourage others to do the same.

If 3 or more employees in your workplace test positive for COVID-19, it is considered an "outbreak" and must be reported to the County Health Department for tracing.
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Executive Director | Jorian Wilkins
Director of Operations | Sonja Brunner