Governor Gavin Newsom said the stabilization of the ICU and the positive rates were pulling the Greater Sacramento region out of orders at home.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – After several weeks under a regional home order, the Greater Sacramento region has finally rescinded their order.
Gov. Newsom said the ICU and the rate of optimism were stable and as a result the Greater Sacramento region was pulled from the regional home stay order. The region includes the Alpine, Amador, Butte, Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba regions.
Reflecting on Newsom̵7;s message about “the light at the end of the tunnel,” Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg said a bright day lay ahead.
“This is great news and hope for our community of workers and small businesses,” Steinberg said. “Be careful and socially detached so that we can continue our recovery.”
At a Sacramento County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, District Administrator Anne Edwards said the order was expected to be lifted today before the governor’s announcement.
“We were just told during the break from the state that the Sacramento region is at home will go into effect immediately today,” Edwards told the committee.
She said the state believes the region is facing the worst holiday crisis right now and the situation is improving.
In a Facebook post ahead of the announcement of Sacramento County Governor Phil Serna, the region had a 19.1% ICU bed capacity forecast for four weeks.
Sacramento County spokesman Brenda Bongiorno said Sacramento County would still have to revise local public health directives and the county would later revert to the purple scale restrictions listed in the Sacramento County government. “Blueprint for a safer economy”
The county said an updated health order for Sacramento County will take effect Jan. 13.
Regional orders, dating back to Dec. 10, came as the ICU’s bed capacity fell below 15 percent and prompted a regional blockade to curb the spread of the virus.
While the region blocking is canceled, the level system for reopening remains active. The purple level is the most restrictive and requires most businesses and events to modify their operations for the outdoors only.
To find out what level your county is in, click here. There’s also a summary of events and business levels here.
Countries that are under the purple scale are also subject to their state curfew. It is a limited home stay order that sets a curfew from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM in the county on the purple scale. The curfew is in effect until the end of the regional home rest order in all regions of California.
News of the move to home orders from the region was well shared before the governor was announced by several counties, including Butte County and Yuba County.
“This afternoon, the California Department of Health contacted Dr. Luu accompanied the unexpected news that the statement. State-At-Home for the Greater Sacramento area is being raised in the area, the ICU room in our own hospitals is still so stressful. We still have to do everything we can to prevent the spread of COVID-19, ”Yuba County said in a Facebook post.
Ahead of Tuesday’s announcement, Butte County officials said the Greater Sacramento region had a four-week forecast for ICU bed capacity, which exceeded 15 percent, officials said, that the forecast translated to the end of the home stay order in The region will take effect immediately.
Russ Brown, media and community relations coordinator for the Yuba County Administrator Office, said he expects Dr. Mark Ghaly to provide news during the 1:30 AM press conference.
On Facebook, Auburn also announced that the state canceled the home stay order for the region, citing Placer County health officials to make the announcement.
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