SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — With ICU capacity dipping below 15%, the Greater Sacramento region is now under a regional stay-at-home.

On Friday afternoon, the state sent out an emergency alert to smartphones to inform people in the region of the stay home order.

This comes just days after the neighboring San Joaquin Valley region and Southern California were put under the order.

Thirteen counties, including Amador, Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba will be under the order starting at 11:59 p.m. Thursday. The order will last for three weeks, but it could be extended based on ICU capacity and other criteria.

More businesses and services will be open under this order compared to the statewide stay-at-home order in March. Retail can stay open indoors with limited capacity and schools will not be forced to close if they’ve already returned to in-person learning.

Below is a list of businesses and activities that are impacted by the stay-at-home order, according to the California Department of Public Health. 

What can stay open? 

  • Grocery stores at 35% capacity. No eating or drinking is permitted in the stores. The state also recommends instituting special hours for seniors and at-risk shoppers.
  • Retail and shopping centers can be open indoors at 20% capacity.
  • Restaurants for take out or delivery.
  • Places of worship and political expression for outdoor activities only.
  • Hotels and lodging — allowing for COVID-19 mitigation and containment measures, treatment measures, provide accommodation for essential workers, or providing housing solutions, including measures to protect homeless populations.
  • Offices for critical infrastructure sectors where remote working is not possible.
  • Outdoor recreational facilities for exercise. Food and beverage sales are prohibited, and overnight stays at campgrounds are not allowed.
  • Playgrounds
  • Medical offices, including non-urgent medical and dental care.
  • Child care and pre-K

What must close?

  • Hair salons and barbershops
  • Personal care services
  • Museums, zoos, and aquariums
  • Movie theaters (except drive-in)
  • Wineries, bars, breweries, and distilleries
  • Family entertainment centers
  • Cardrooms and satellite wagering
  • Limited services
  • Live audience sports
  • Amusement parks

Can I travel?

  • A travel advisory is still in effect statewide. Californians are encouraged to avoid non-essential travel, which included tourism or recreation in nature. If you do travel out of state, health officials advise self-quarantining for 14 days when you return home.

What can I do?

  • Residents under the stay at home order can still go to medical appointments, get groceries, pick up takeout, go on walks or hikes, and worship outdoors. Masks and physical distancing are also strongly encouraged.

For more information, check the CDPH website. 

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By Richard Moran

Richard Moran loves to write about sports with the Golden State Online. Before that, he worked as a senior writer at ESPN. Richard grew up in San Diego and graduated from the University of San Diego in 2004, after which he worked as an editor for five years.

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