(CBS SF) — Bay Area counties are moving ahead to adopt the state’s new regional stay-at-home order in light of the spike in COVID cases and surge in ICU patients, Bay Area health officials announced Friday. The health officers from Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Santa Clara, San Francisco and the City of Berkeley announced their jurisdictions would enact California’s regional stay-at-home order and not wait until the region falls below the 15 percent available ICU capacity that would trigger the three-week stay-at-home order. More details on regional stay-at-home orders available on California’s COVID-19 information website Alameda County and the City of Berkeley would enact the order Monday at 12:01 a.m. Contra Costa, San Francisco and Santa Clara County’s order would be effective at 10 p.m. Sunday, while Marin County’s order would begin at noon on Tuesday. The restrictions will remain in effect through January 4. Alameda County health officials had already hinted at possibly adopting the state’s regional stay-at-home restriction early on Thursday. San Mateo County said it would not be issuing a new stay home order and would instead remain focused on following the state’s existing metrics and process, while reinforcing the public’s responsibility to avoid gatherings and comply… Read full this story
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