The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has announced that based on intensive care unit (ICU) data, four regions — San Joaquin Valley, Southern California, Greater Sacramento and the Bay Area — are under the Regional Stay at Home Order.

It is likely that the Regional Stay at Home Order will extend for many regions in California. Regions must remain under the Regional Stay at Home Order for at least three weeks and shall continue until ICU capacity projections for four weeks from the day assessed are above or equal to 15%.

Current available ICU capacity by region (as of Dec. 27):

•Bay Area: 11.1%

•Greater Sacramento: 17.8%

•Northern California: 28.3%

•San Joaquin Valley: 0.0%

•Southern California: 0.0%

Due to high rates of COVID-19 hospitalizations impacting the health care system, California is under a Limited Stay at Home Order. The order applies to all counties that are currently under the Regional Stay at Home Order and those in Tier One (Purple) of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

The Limited Stay at Home Order will expire after the Regional Stay At Home Order has been terminated in all regions of the state.

Statewide COVID-19 Data (as of Dec. 27):

• California had 2,122,806 confirmed cases to date. Numbers may not represent true day-over-day change as reporting of test results can be delayed.

• There were 50,141 newly recorded confirmed cases on Dec. 26. Due to a service interruption in Los Angeles, the confirmed case numbers today from Los Angeles County reflect cases reported today and yesterday.

• The 7-day positivity rate is 11.4% and the 14-day positivity rate is 12.3%.

• There have been 31,826,696 tests conducted in California. This represents an increase of 380,154 over the prior 24-hour reporting period.

• As case numbers continue to rise in California, the total number of individuals who will have serious outcomes will also increase. There have been 24,220 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Blueprint for a Safer Economy

The Blueprint for a Safer Economy is a statewide plan for reducing COVID-19 and keeping Californians healthy and safe. The plan imposes risk-based criteria on tightening and loosening COVID-19 allowable activities and expands the length of time between changes to assess how any movement affects the trajectory of the disease.

Californians can go to covid19.ca.gov to find out where their county falls and what activities are allowable in each county.

Data and Tools

A wide range of data and analysis guides California’s response to COVID-19. The state is making the data and its analytical tools available to researchers, scientists and the public at covid19.ca.gov.

Popular links include:

• The Statewide COVID-19 Dashboard

• The California COVID-19 Assessment Tool (CalCAT)

• Health Equity Dashboard

• COVID-19 Hospital Data and Case Statistics

• View additional datasets at the California Open Data Portal (Including: Testing Data, PPE Logistics Data, Hospital Data, Homeless Impact and more)

Health Care Worker Infection Rates

As of December 26, local health departments have reported 67,320 confirmed positive cases in health care workers and 250 deaths statewide.

Your Actions Save Lives

• Protect yourself, family, friends and your community by following these prevention measures:

• If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches), call your health care provider.

• If you believe you have been exposed, get tested. Free, confidential testing is available statewide.

• Stay home except for essential activities and follow state and local public health guidance.

• Keep interactions to people who live in your household.

• Wear a cloth face mask when out in public.

• Avoid non-essential travel and stay close to home; self-quarantine for 10 days after arrival if you leave the state.

• Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick and stay home from work, school and other people if you feel ill.

• Add your phone to the fight by signing up for COVID-19 exposure notifications from CA Notify.

• Answer the call if a contact tracer from the CA COVID Team or local health department tries to connect.

Read the full Regional Stay Home Order, Supplement to the Order, and frequently asked questions.

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