Newsom to impose regional stay-at-home order to ease hospitalizations

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California will impose a limited stay-at-home order on certain regions of the state where Covid-19 cases are placing a strain on intensive care units, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday.

The state will be split into five regions — the Bay Area, Greater Sacramento, Northern California, San Joaquin Valley and Southern California. If the remaining ICU capacity in a region falls below 15%, it will trigger a three-week stay-at-home order, Newsom said.

The order would require bars, wineries, personal services, hair salons and barbershops to temporarily close. Personal services are businesses like nail salons, tattoo parlors and body waxing, according to the state’s website. Schools that meet the state’s health requirements and critical infrastructure would be allowed to remain open, and retail stores could operate at 20% capacity and restaurants would be allowed to offer take-out and delivery, the Democratic governor

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California governor introduces new stay-at-home order amid Covid surge

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.

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The nation’s one-day toll of coronavirus deaths surpassed 3,000 for the first time Wednesday and on Thursday the U.S. recorded its 14 millionth COVID-19 case, milestones showing the pandemic continues to race out of control.

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The death toll of 3,157 came as hospitalizations surpassed 100,000 for the first time. The country has recored 1 million more cases of the virus in less than a week.

However, the daily death number may be inflated by fatalities reported days late because of the Thanksgiving holiday. Even so, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicted the U.S. could reach 450,000 deaths by February.

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California Is Days Away From A Regional Stay-At-Home Order : NPR

A minimum 3-week stay-at-home order is expected in California as hospitals experience an unprecedented surge in intensive care COVID-19 patients.

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday announced most of the state will come under a stricter set of limitations as intensive care units reach near-capacity levels with the latest pandemic surge in coronavirus cases.

Regional stay-at-home orders will likely go into effect “in the next day or two” in places with less than 15% ICU availability, Newsom said in a daily briefing with reporters.

Once it is triggered, the order will remain effect for at least three weeks. It will be lifted when ICU capacity becomes more available.

The plan prohibits private gatherings of any size, closes

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Newsom issues regional stay-at-home order based on ICU capacity to battle record Covid surge in California

Millions of Californians may soon find themselves under a regional stay-at-home order once again under new restrictions announced Thursday by California Gov. Gavin Newsom.



a group of people in a room: FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2020, file photo, medical personnel prone a COVID-19 patient at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the Mission Hills section of Los Angeles. The raging coronavirus pandemic has prompted Los Angeles County to impose a lockdown to prevent the caseload from spiraling into a hospital crisis but the order stops short of a full business shutdown that could cripple the holiday sale season. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)


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FILE – In this Nov. 19, 2020, file photo, medical personnel prone a COVID-19 patient at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the Mission Hills section of Los Angeles. The raging coronavirus pandemic has prompted Los Angeles County to impose a lockdown to prevent the caseload from spiraling into a hospital crisis but the order stops short of a full business shutdown that could cripple the holiday sale season. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

The new stay-at-home order will take hold in regions where hospitals are feeling the squeeze on capacity to treat the incoming surge of Covid-19 patients. A strict stay-at home order will go into effect 48 hours after hospital intensive care unit capacity drops below 15% in one of

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Gov. Gavin Newsom Widens California Stay-at-Home Order

Citing soaring COVID-19 case rates and the lack of hospital beds, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has widened the state’s stay-at-home order.

The order is based on a region’s available hospital capacity where ICU capacity falls below 15%. Once a region falls under the intensive care unit threshold, it will have 48 hours to comply with the order and must follow the new rules for at least three weeks. The new stay-at-home order bans nonessential gatherings and requires people to stay at home as much as possible to avoid transmitting the virus.

“The bottom line is if we don’t act now, our hospital system will be overwhelmed,” Newsom said at a news conference announcing the new stay-at-home order.

Newsom announced the restrictions Thursday, three days after warning that the state’s hospital system could be overwhelmed by record numbers of COVID-19 patients. The rules will allow people to continue essential activities like

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Watch Live: California Governor Gavin Newsom holds press conference as COVID-19 surge could lead to stay-home order

California Governor Gavin Newsom is holding a press conference Thursday after a record-shattering 20,000 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the state. Newsom has been considering placing nearly all of the state’s 40 million residents under a tough stay-at-home order amid fears that a staggering virus surge could soon swamp the hospital system.

A record 9,300 people are in the hospital, including more than 1,800 in the intensive care unit, leaving the state with fewer than 2,000 available intensive care unit beds.


How to watch California Governor Gavin Newsom’s press conference today 

  • What: California Governor Gavin Newsom holds a press conference
  • Date: Thursday, December 3, 2020 
  • Time: 12 p.m. local time (3 p.m. ET)
  • Online stream: Live on CBSN in the player above and on your mobile or streaming device 

Newsom, who is staying at home after three of his children were exposed to the virus, warned this week that

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Los Angeles Mayor Issues Order for Residents to Stay Home

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a lit up city at night: A sign reminds motorists of the Los Angeles County stay-at-home regulation in place for the next three weeks on December 1, 2020.


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A sign reminds motorists of the Los Angeles County stay-at-home regulation in place for the next three weeks on December 1, 2020.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti issued an order for residents to stay at home, warning that the city is approaching a “devastating tipping point” in its fight against Covid-19 that would overwhelm the hospital system.

“We must minimize contact with others as much as possible,” Garcetti wrote in the order dated Dec. 2. The steps were needed to avoid risking “needless suffering and death,” he said.

The order, which supersedes one from June, prohibits public and private gatherings of people from more than one household and states that all businesses in the city that require people to work on location must stop operations. Walking, driving, travel on public transport, bikes, motorcycles and scooters are prohibited, other than for those undertaking

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Los Angeles’ mayor urges residents to stay at home in a new order that mirrors the county’s



a sign lit up at night: A sign reminds motorists of the Los Angeles County stay-at-home regulation in place for the next three weeks on December 1, 2020. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images


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A sign reminds motorists of the Los Angeles County stay-at-home regulation in place for the next three weeks on December 1, 2020. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images

  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti urged the city’s residents to “cancel everything” on Wednesday night.
  • However, the new stay-at-home order issued Wednesday does not add any new restrictions to Los Angeles County’s order issued last week, local television station KABC reported.
  • The tougher language comes amid a surge in COVID-19. Average daily cases have increased by 225% since early November, Los Angeles County health officials said.
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“It’s time to cancel everything,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday night, issuing a new stay-at-home order that does any new restrictions but does stress that the city is at the “tipping point” with respect to COVID-19.

“My message couldn’t be

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City of L.A. issues stay-at-home rules that mirror L.A. County order

The city of Los Angeles issued a modified stay-at-home order Wednesday night that mirrors L.A. County rules that went into effect Monday.



a person standing in a kitchen preparing food: To-go meal orders are prepped in the kitchen at the Tallyrand Restaurant on Dec. 1 in Burbank. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)


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To-go meal orders are prepped in the kitchen at the Tallyrand Restaurant on Dec. 1 in Burbank. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

The city order prohibits gatherings of people outside immediate households, with some exceptions such as religious services and protests.

While the order tells people to stay home, it also allows retail businesses to remain open “after implementing the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health Protocols for Retail Establishments Opening for In-person Shopping.”

Parks and trails remain open, along with golf courses, tennis courts and beaches. Music and television production is allowed.

“The city and county orders are the same. In the past there have been some minor differences but currently they are the same,” said Alex

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