Stay-At-Home Order Lifted

Gov. Newsom announced that the regional stay-at-home order is lifted.


Governor Gavin Newsom speaking with attendees at the 2019 California Democratic Party State Convention at the George R. Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California. Posted on Wikimedia Commons by user Gage Skidmore.

Christie Yeung, Gaming & Tech Editor

Today, Gov. Newsom announced that the five regions of California are no longer in the stay-at-order effective immediately.
Four-week ICU capacity projections in the three regions still under the order have reached 15% or higher causing the order to be lifted.
In his tweet, Newsom said that the last two weeks the number of cases, average test positivity rate, hospitalizations, and ICU admissions were down.

We are now back to the Blueprint for a Safer Economy stage, which is a color-coding system of purple, red, orange and yellow. Purple is the highest risk of spreading COVID-19, which Los Angeles County is in.
County Supervisor Hilda Solis said, “[Los Angeles County] will essentially align with the state, by the end of the week, to allow for the reopening of permitted activities under the Purple Tier.”
This will allow private gatherings and certain businesses to operate with some restrictions on capacity. Restaurants are once again open for outdoor dining. Professional sports will continue to be played without live audiences. Bars, breweries, wineries, amusement parks, concert venues, and schools will remain closed.
Soumya Karlamangla, health care reporter for the Los Angeles Times tweeted,

These reopenings are happening amongst LA recording more than 5,000 coronavirus-related deaths in less than a month.
Newsom said that vaccinations are key to ending the pandemic.