California Gov. Gavin Newsom introduced a new regional stay-at-home order Thursday, days after he said most of the state’s intensive care beds could be over capacity within weeks as coronavirus case numbers surge.
The order, which will be applied by region, will require bars, wineries, hair salons and other nonessential businesses across five areas to close for three weeks once a region’s intensive care capacity falls below 15 percent, he said.
Statewide travel will also be temporarily halted, Newsom said, but schools will remain open, and he encouraged people to visit parks and exercise.
Restaurants can continue to