Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva Responds to Governor Newsom's New Stay-at-Home Guidelines

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Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva Responds to Governor Newsom's New Stay-at-Home Guidelines

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Governor Newsom provided an update to the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Governor dedicated most of his update for the need to issue new stay-at-home orders in the next week that will be centered on Regional areas.

"California is in its third and hopefully last surge of this devastating pandemic with the promise of vaccines this month and into the new year," said Governor Newson.  "We are reaching dangerous levels of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) capacity and I will be issuing stay-at-home orders by region when their ICU capacity falls below 15 percent."

Stay-at-Home Order

  • The five regions comprises of Northern California, Greater Sacramento, Bay Area, San Joaquin, and Southern California and each region encompasses multiple counties.

  • The Stay-at-home order will go into effect when a region's ICU capacity falls below 15 percent and will remain in place for at least three weeks.

  • After a Region is no longer under the order, counties will return to the state's current tier system.

"The Legislature and the Governor has been working to do everything in our power to help hospitals prepare for a surge while also supporting families, businesses, and essential workers," said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva.  "In the last month we have made funding available for small and medium-sized businesses; including non-profits and enacted one of the strongest worker protections with continued funding for housing-related needs."

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“This has been a very difficult year for everyone," said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva.  "However we all need to do our part to protect ourselves, our loved ones and each other."