Regional Stay at Home Order Restrictions by Sector
On December 3, 2020 the Governor announced information on a Regional Stay at Home Order, which becomes effective December 5, 2020. Tuolumne County is part of the San Joaquin Valley region and our statistics show our region is close to meeting the threshold for implementing the protective measure (that is dropping below 15% ICU capacity within the region). The State will conduct their analysis daily of the 5 region’s data and if the State determines we meet the threshold, the region will have 24 hours to implement the order.
The stay-at-home order must remain in effect for a minimum of 3 weeks. We can still take action to help us avoid or limit the duration of the stay-at-home order and reduce impact to the healthcare system by following the recommended preventative measures; Avoid mixing, Wear a face covering, Stay home as much as possible, Keep 6 ft. distance, and Wash your hands.
Following is from the State’s COVID-19 website, https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/#regional regarding what the regional stay-at-home order will look like, and provides a map of the regions with regional ICU capacity data:
The following sectors must close:
- Indoor and outdoor playgrounds
- Indoor recreational facilities
- Hair salons and barbershops
- Personal care services
- Museums, zoos, and aquariums
- Movie theaters
- Bars, breweries, and distilleries
- Family entertainment centers
- Cardrooms and satellite wagering
- Limited services
- Live audience sports
- Amusement parks
The following sectors will have additional modifications in addition to 100% masking and physical distancing:
- Outdoor recreational facilities: Allow outdoor operation only without any food, drink or alcohol sales. Additionally, overnight stays at campgrounds will not be permitted.
- Retail: Allow indoor operation 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.
- Shopping centers: Allow indoor operation 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 to open for critical infrastructure support only.
- Mariposa Public Health details: All lodgings will be closed to short-term occupancy for non-essential travel. This includes vacation rentals, B&Bs, hotels, and motels.
- Lodging is ONLY to be used for COVID-19 mitigation and containment measures and accommodating essential workers and essential travel.
- “Non-essential travel” includes travel that is considered tourism or recreational in nature.
- “Essential travel” includes work and study, critical infrastructure support, economic services and supply chains, health, immediate medical care, and safety and security.
- Restaurants: Allow only for take-out, pick-up, 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 services only.
- Entertainment production including professional sports: Allow operation without live audiences. Additionally, testing protocol and “bubbles” are highly encouraged.
The following sectors are allowed to remain open when a remote option is not possible with appropriate infectious disease preventative measures including 100% masking and physical distancing:
- Critical infrastructure
- Schools that are already open for in-person learning
- Non-urgent medical and dental care
- Child care and pre-K