SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) – Sonoma County officers introduced Thursday that it could be part of different Bay Space counties in implementing a stay-at-home order as a result of surge in COVID-19 instances, efficient Saturday.
Residents are being urged to remain at house aside from work, purchasing or important actions. Faculties which might be already open can proceed to function. Out of doors recreation can be allowed and playgrounds would keep open.
5 Bay Space counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco and Santa Clara) and the town of Berkeley instituted the state’s stay-at-home restrictions earlier than reaching the 15% ICU capability threshold.
Officers mentioned the restrictions would keep in place till 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2021.
Sonoma Well being officer Dr. Sundari Mase mentioned that the county has seen an “alarming improve” in current days of latest instances and hospitalizations. Mase mentioned the variety of instances within the county has doubled in current days and the 14-day common has reached 343 instances per 100,000, the very best level within the pandemic.
The well being officer additionally famous that infections are extra widespread within the county and that hospitalizations are nearing information.
“On condition that, we really feel we’ve no selection however to affix the opposite Bay Space counties in preemptively adopting the governor’s Keep-Dwelling order, which is already in impact for a lot of the state. We’ve to take motion now,” Mase mentioned.
Below the stay-at-home order, indoor retail can keep open at 20% capability, whereas standalone grocery shops are allowed to have as much as 35% capability. Homes of worship can maintain outside providers, whereas eating places can supply takeout or supply.
Sectors being ordered to shut each indoor and outside operations embody hair salons, barbershops, private care providers, film theaters (aside from drive-ins), household leisure facilities, museums, zoos and aquariums.
Bars, wineries, breweries and distilleries are additionally being ordered to shut, aside from operations associated to manufacturing, manufacturing, distribution and retail for off-site consumption.
Resorts, trip leases and different lodging is barely allowed for these coming to the realm for important work or for COVID-19 mitigation. Out of doors campgrounds may even be closed.
On Wednesday, Monterey County introduced it could be becoming a member of different Bay Space counties in implementing the state’s regional order earlier than it’s required in an effort to protect vital hospital mattress capability and curb the unfold of COVID-19. Monterey County well being officers mentioned the county would undertake the restrictions beginning Sunday, Dec. 13 at 10 p.m.
Earlier week, Sonoma County well being officers had determined towards becoming a member of the group of Bay Space counties that entered into the state’s stay-at-home restrictions early.
“Our numbers, whereas escalating proper now to a point — and we’re watching them very rigorously — they aren’t to the purpose but the place we expect that we have to voluntarily go into that place that the opposite 5 counties and the town of Berkeley have already achieved,” mentioned Sonoma County Supervisor David Rabbitt on Tuesday.
Two days in the past Supervisor Rabbitt additionally allowed that the state of affairs may change quickly.
“We belief our well being officer right here within the county. She has the entire assist of the board,” mentioned Rabbitt. “She will not be able to name that but. When she is, the board will assist her.”