Governor Gavin Newsom announced today, Thursday, December 3rd, a new regional-focused effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 as well as assist hospitals from becoming overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients. This Regional Stay at Home Order establishes five regions across the state, and would go into effect for a region within 48 hours if that region's remaining ICU bed capacity falls below 15%. The City of Santa Rosa, as part of the Bay Area Region, is NOT currently under the Order. However, should the Bay Area Region fall under 15% ICU capacity, the Order will prohibit private gatherings of any size, close sector operations except for critical infrastructure and retail, and require 100% masking and physical distancing in all others. All Californians are encouraged to continue to avoid non-essential travel. READ FULL ORDER
The City will have additional information and updates on what these statewide orders would mean for the local community if triggered for our region in the weeks ahead.