Wednesday, March 3, 2021

California Governor Gavin Newsom Announces ‘Regional’ Stay-At-Home Order [VIDEO]

*California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a new regional stay-at-home order on Thursday, and it comes as the state’s COVID cases surge. 

As reported by Daily Mail, a record 9,702 people are currently hospitalized across the state, with 2,147  in intensive care, leaving the state with fewer than 1,800 available beds.

Newsome’s stay-at-home order will apply to any of California’s five regions when intensive care unit capacity drops below 15 percent, which none currently meet that threshold. 

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Here’s more from MSN:

That certainly includes Los Angeles County, which had only 122 such beds left as of Wednesday; Imperial County, which had only 2 ICU beds available on Thursday; and counties in the state’s Central Valley. 

Retail will still be allowed, but at max 20% capacity. Bars, wineries, personal service businesses, hair salons and barbershops are to be closed. Schools with waivers can stay open, along with “critical infrastructure.” Restaurants will be limited to takeout and delivery service only.

“This is the final surge in this pandemic,” said Newsom during a press conference. “We do not anticipate having to do this again.”  The governor also noted the state has not yet seen an increase in COVID cases related to Thanksgiving holiday/travel.

California reported 18,951 new cases on Thursday, the same day the state had only 1,731 out of 7,662 ICU beds available, according to the report.

On Wednesday, 20,759 new cases had been reported over a 24-hour period. 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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