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Entire Bay Area Region Now Subject to Strict Stay-at-Home Order

Hospitals across the 11 counties that make up the state-designated Bay Area region have in the aggregate fallen below the ICU bed capacity that triggers California’s strict stay-at-home order.  Currently, capacity is at 12.9%; the threshold that activates the order is 15%.

The sobering new status for the region will only affect the four counties that have not preemptively implemented the tougher restrictions before they were required to. Those counties are Napa, San Mateo, Santa Cruz and Solano, which will now have to shut down all dining, both indoor and outdoor, and a host of other businesses.

—Jon Brooks






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