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SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY, Calif. —
The state’s regional stay-at-home order will go into effect for the San Joaquin Valley after the area’s available ICU capacity dropped below 15%.
The California Department of Public Health released the region’s numbers Friday night, but the order won’t go into effect until Dec. 5 at 12:59 p.m.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s new stay-at-home order affects five regions with less than 15% availability at intensive care units. The new COVID restrictions will last for three weeks then be assessed weekly going forward as the state tries to slow the spread of surging coronavirus cases.
The Southern California region also fell below 15%. As of Friday, San Joaquin Valley is at 14.1% capacity in their ICU’s, and Southern California is at 13.1%.
December 3, 2020 – Message from the Mariposa County Public Health concerning the current Regional Stay at Home Order and what it means for Mariposa County.
We know there have been a lot of questions about what the newly announced Regional Stay at Home Order means for Mariposa County. We hope to clarify something here.
To learn about what the Regional Stay at Home Order is you can check out: covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs.
Mariposa County is included in the San Joaquin Valley Region.
At this time, we are NOT in a Stay at Home Order and can continue to operate in the Red Tier.
HOWEVER, we are waiting for the State of California to release the official ICU capacities for each region. If the ICU capacity for our region is less than 15% we would have to move into the Stay at Home Order.
*We will share this information with the community as soon as we hear*
What to do for now:
- If you are a business, be sure to learn what changes for you in the Regional Stay at Home Order.
- Keep wearing your masks, washing your hands, and practicing social distancing.
- Stay home as much as possible, but especially when you are sick.
- Avoid interacting with those outside of your household.
Reach out to our team at Mariposacovid19@gmail.com or call 209-259-1332.
Source: Mariposa County Public Health Department