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Coronavirus California: San Joaquin Valley enacts stay-home order for at least 3 weeks – KFSN-TV

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — The San Joaquin Valley is now under California’s regional stay-home order.

When the region’s ICU hospital capacity fell below 15% capacity, the new stay-home order was triggered for a period of at least three weeks.

The new order is in effect for the following counties: Calaveras, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, San Benito, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tulare, Tuolumne.

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As of Monday, the ICU capacity in the San Joaquin Valley was 6.3%.

Business owners across Central California were rushing to prepare for the new restrictions while others closed entirely for at least the next three weeks.

The earliest the order could possibly be lifted is December 27.

While
the state is mainly leaving it to local leaders for the order to be implemented, Newsom said on Thursday that there will be consequences for the counties that fail to cooperate.

Bars, wineries, nail salons, hair salons and barbershops, and other personal care services need to close. Private gatherings of any size will not be allowed.

Schools that were given a waiver to reopen will be allowed to stay open.

Restaurants will have to remove both indoor and outdoor dining and move back to take-out and delivery only.

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All retail stores will be allowed to stay open at 20% capacity.

All non-essential travel is “temporarily restricted statewide,” regardless of what zone you live in. Hotels and motels are now restricted to only guests traveling for an “essential” reason.

For more news coverage on the coronavirus and COVID-19 go to ABC30.com/coronavirus

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