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State of California Regional Stay At Home Order Guidance

Post Date:12/10/2020 11:30 AM

The California Department of Public Health Issued a Regional Stay At Home Order that went into effect on Dec. 6 because surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations has caused Intensive Care Unit capacity in our region to fall below 15 percent. The Order issued by the State allows for the following sectors to remain open with safety precautions:

• Critical infrastructure (when remote option is not possible)
• Schools
• Non-urgent medical and dental care
• Child care and pre-K

The following sectors will have additional modifications in addition to 100% masking and physical distancing

Outdoor recreational facilities: Allow outdoor operation only for the purpose of facilitating physically distanced personal health and wellness through outdoor exercise, without any food, drink or alcohol sales. Additionally, overnight stays at campgrounds will not be permitted.

Retail: Allow indoor operation at 20% capacity, and 35% of capacity for standalone grocery stores, with entrance metering and no eating or drinking in the stores. Additionally, special hours should be instituted for seniors and others with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.

Shopping centers: Allow indoor access at 20% capacity with entrance metering and no eating or drinking in the stores. Additionally, special hours should be instituted for seniors and others with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.

Hotels and lodging: Allow for COVID-19 mitigation and containment measures, treatment measures, provide accommodation for essential workers, or providing housing solutions, including measures to protect homeless populations.

Restaurants: Allow only for take out or delivery.

Offices: Allow remote only except for critical infrastructure sectors where remote working is not possible.

Places of worship and political expression: Allow outdoor activities only.

Entertainment production: Industries, studios, and other related establishments such as establishments that provide content for professional broadcast can operate without live audiences.

As a result of the state health order, the following sectors must be closed (except to the extent that their operations fall within critical infrastructure):

• Indoor and outdoor playgrounds
• Hair salons and barbershops
• Personal care services
• Museums, zoos, and aquariums
• Movie theaters (except drive-in)
• Wineries, bars, breweries, and distilleries
• Family entertainment centers
• Cardrooms and satellite wagering
• Limited services
• Live audience sports
• Amusement parks

The stay at home order will remain in effect for at least 3 weeks. After that period, the order may be lifted when a region’s projected ICU capacity meets or exceeds 15%. To learn more or obtain complete guidance, please visit the covid19.ca.gov.

We look forward to a time when all of our local businesses can reopen with necessary safety measures and protocols in place. The City of Victorville continues to post information about financial aid and grants available to support our local businesses at vv.city/businessassistance. Also, please feel free to reach out to our Economic Development Division for assistance by calling (760) 955-5032.


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