With the continued surge in coronavirus cases, Governor Gavin Newsom today issued a three-week stay-at-home order, which will result in the temporary closure of bars, wineries, personal services, hair salons and barber shops.

The Regional Stay-Home-Order goes into effect promptly in regions where intensive care bed availability falls below 15%. As of today, the County of Orange reported the region at 17% ICU availability. County health officials said the order would be in effect by Friday.

The order prohibits private gatherings of any size, closes sector operations except for critical infrastructure and retail and requires 100% masking and physical distancing in all others. It also includes temporarily closing indoor and outdoor playgrounds; indoor recreational facilities; museums, zoos, and aquariums; movie theaters; and family entertainment centers. 

The order comes as hospitalizations throughout the state have increased by 86 percent over the last two weeks. 

Sectors that will remain open include schools that have received a waiver, critical infrastructure, retail (20% capacity with entrance metering and no eating/drinking in stores) and restaurants for take-out, pick-up and delivery. Other sectors have modified orders, which are detailed at this link

Information about funding to help businesses is available here.