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Stay-At-Home Order Has Been Lifted by Governor Newsom

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Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday that the Stay-at-Home Order will be lifted in all regions of the state at his press conference.

Outdoor restaurant service, haircuts, and open-air workouts could soon resume — again — across California. Local health officials can decide if they want to keep some of the stricter rules.

This order will allow Imperial County to return to the purple tier of the Blueprint for a safer economy.  Please refer to the State of California COVID-19 page for more information on what businesses and activities are allowed under this tier.  Imperial County Public Health Officials are currently reviewing the State’s new order and will provide updated information as it becomes available.

Sunday night, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services said:

“We see promising signs that California is slowly emerging from the most intense stage of this pandemic. We continue to look at what that means for the Regional Stay at Home order and anticipate that the state Department of Public Health will provide a formal update tomorrow morning.”

The state is broken into five regions: Northern California, Greater Sacramento, Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley, and Southern California. When a region’s remaining ICU capacity drops below 15%, it must abide by a new stay-at-home order. Counties can move into the stay-at-home order sooner than the rest of their region, but not slower.

If your county is not affected by a stay-at-home order, it still falls under the four-tier reopening system. These four tiers are yellow, orange, red, and purple. Yellow indicates minimal COVID-19 spread and allows for nearly all businesses to reopen indoor operations (as long as physical distancing and face-covering requirements are in place). Purple means there is widespread COVID-19 transmission in the county and nearly all businesses have to keep indoor operations closed or severely limited.

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