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Gov. Newsom responds to repeal of stay-at-home order

Governor Gavin Newsom
Posted at 12:05 PM, Jan 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-25 16:39:30-05

Governor Gavin Newsom is providing an update on the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in light of the state's decision to lift the stay at home order.

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.

Public health officials said Monday that the state will return to a system of county-by-county restrictions intended to stem the spread of the virus. Local officials could choose to continue stricter rules.

The state is also lifting a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew.

The decision comes with improving trends in the rate of infections, hospitalizations, intensive care unit capacity and vaccinations.

The lifting of the order is based on projections that the state says show improving ICU conditions. But officials have not disclosed the data behind the forecasts.