Governor Newsom announces regional Stay-at-Home Order based on ICU capacity

HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif. (KIEM) — Governor Gavin Newsom announced new regional stay at home orders for areas where Intensive Care Unit capacity falls below 15%.

The state is broken up into 5 regions with Humboldt and Del Norte Counties falling within the Northern California region. When that ICU capacity falls below the threshold, the stay at home order will automatically go into effect and will last for 3 weeks.

The biggest changes when this happens, hair salons and barbershops will be forced to close their doors and restaurants will only be able to offer take-out or delivery. All non-essential travel is also temporarily restricted statewide regardless of where you live.

As of Thursday, none of the 5 regions have fallen below 15% capacity, but Newsom says models show every region, except the bay area, could fall below that threshold within days.