The Governor of California Gavin Newsom talked about the regional stay-at-home Order on Thursday. As Covid 19 is putting a strain on intensive care on the state this temporary stay at home order is one of the plans of the state. The state is going to get split into five regions such as Bay Area, Greater Sacramento, Southern California, Northern California and San Joaquin Valley. If the ICU capacity in these places falls below fifteen per cent then the three-week stay at home order will become effective.
All the bars, wineries, hair salons, personal services will get closed temporarily. According to the state’s website the schools that follow the state’s health requirements may remain open. The retail stores can also stay open by twenty per cent capacities. The restaurants will get permitted to deliver and take out.
Until now the situation has not led to the stay at home order. But the state may have to follow the order as the month progresses. Gov. Newsom stated that they are expecting four or five regions to go below 15% ICU capacity. He said that in two or three days it may happen. The Bay Area may reach that stage by late December.
The Governor said that if they do not act now the hospitals will become overcrowded. Then the death rate will increase leading to the loss of lives. More than 8,208 people got hospitalised because of the Covid 19 disease in California. This is a thirty-five per cent increase when compared with last week.
The San Francisco Mayor London Breed shared that this is a dangerous time for the state during the pandemic. He tweeted after the announcement of the Governor. The cases and the hospitalisations are increasing at a fast rate. So he said that they have to control it before the hospitals are out of beds for the patients.
This is a serious time for the people of California as there is an increase in Covid 19 disease. By following the stay at home order the people can help the authorities to keep everything balanced.