COVID-19 Update: Regional Stay Home Order to Take Effect Tonight, December 6
As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations surge and ICU capacity declines in Los Angeles County and across the Southern California region, the L.A. County Department of Public Health will modify its Health Officer Order to align with the state Regional Stay Home Order
to prevent crowding and mingling among non-household members and overwhelming our healthcare system.
The state announced a Regional Stay Home Order will go into effect and would remain in effect for at least three weeks in California regions where ICU capacity falls below 15%. According to the state, as of December 6, the Southern California region has 10.3% staffed adult ICU capacity remaining. The state advises the order goes into effect tonight, December 6 at 11:59 p.m. and remains in effect for at least 3 weeks.
Because L.A. County is in the Southern California region, the Health Officer Order will be modified to fully align with additional safety measures across sectors and the required effective date. The order prohibits private gatherings of any size, closes sector operations, and requires 100% masking and physical distancing. The state Regional Stay at Home Order is similar to the existing L.A. County Safer at Home Health Officer Order with additional sector closings.