Stanislaus County fell under a Regional Stay Home Order this week because of a surge of COVID-19 cases nearly overwhelming area hospitals dealing with patients.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday new stay-at-home orders for regions with ICU capacity that falls below 15 percent. Stanislaus County hit that this week.
The regional stay-at-home order follows a statewide curfew implemented Nov. 21 that asked residents to remain at home between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
The stay-at-home order closes bars, wineries, personal services, hair salons and barbershops. Retail stores, malls and shopping centers will be allowed to remain open, but with occupancy set at 20 percent. Restaurants will only be allowed to do take-out or delivery.
Critical industries, like grocery stores, will be allowed to remain open.
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