Regional stay-at-home order lifted across the state, counties return to tier system

Posted at 8:05 AM, Jan 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-25 11:07:58-05

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KERO) — Officials with the California Department of Public Health ended the regional stay-at-home order Monday, lifting the order for all regions statewide, including the three regions that had still been under the order: San Joaquin Valley, Bay Area and Southern California.

Four-week ICU capacity projections for these three regions are above 15%, according to the CDPH. The Sacramento Region exited the order on January 12 and the Northern California region never entered the order.

This action allows all counties statewide to return to the rules and framework of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy and color-coded tiers that indicate which activities and businesses are open based on local case rates and test positivity. The majority of the counties are in the strictest, or purple tier.

Tier updates will be provided weekly on Tuesdays. Individual counties could choose to impose stricter rules.

Services and activities, such as outdoor dining and personal services, may resume immediately with required modifications, subject to any additional restrictions required by local jurisdictions. See the county map to find the status of activities open in each county.

Because case rates remain high across most of the state, the state’s Hospital Surge Order remains in place to prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed. The Limited Stay at Home Order, which limits non-essential activities between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., expires with the Regional Stay At Home Order ending.