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Palm Springs Stay At Home Order Will Go Into Effect If/When Regional Hospital ICU Capacity Dips Below 15%

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Palm Springs Stay At Home Order will go into effect if/when Regional Hospital ICU capacity dips below 15%

 

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced plans for a Regional Stay At Home Order that applies 24 hours after a California region is determined to have less than 15% hospital ICU availability.

 

Currently, Riverside County’s ICU capacity is 20.60%. The state is projecting that our region could fall below 15% ICU availability sometime in December.

 

The order prohibits private gatherings of any size, closes business sector operations except for critical services and retail, and requires 100% masking and physical distancing in all others. The order remains in effect at least 3 weeks.

 

After that period, it will be lifted when a region’s projected ICU capacity meets or exceeds 15%. This will be assessed weekly after the initial 3-week period.

 

If/When our region triggers this new Stay At Home Order, the following sectors must 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
  • Live audience sports
  • Amusement parks

 

The following sectors will have additional modifications with 100% masking and physical distancing:

 

  • Outdoor recreational facilities: Allow outdoor operation only without any food, drink or

alcohol sales. Additionally, overnight stays at campgrounds will not be permitted.

  • Retail: Allow indoor operation at 20% capacity and no eating or drinking in the stores.

Special hours should be instituted for seniors and others with chronic conditions or

compromised immune systems.

  • Shopping centers: Allow indoor operation at 20% capacity and no eating or drinking in the

stores. Additionally, special hours should be instituted for seniors and others with chronic

conditions or compromised immune systems.

 

  • Offices: Allow remote work only except for critical infrastructure where remote not possible.
  • Hotels and lodging will be restricted.
  • Restaurants: Allow only for take-out, pick-up or delivery.
  • Places of Worship and First Amendment activities continue to be allowed outdoors.

 

Guidance for schools remains in effect and unchanged. More info is available at COVID19.ca.gov.

 

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