• The Governor announced the lifting of the stay-at-home order for all of the state’s regions; all are now under the state’s “Blueprint for a Safer Economy” with each county falling into one of four color-coded tiers:
    • Each county or region individually decides how to proceed depending on the number of cases and hospitalizations in that area. Purple (the most severe risk of COVID-19), Red, Orange, and Yellow (where the virus is minimally widespread). Counties may resume indoor dining at 25% in the Red tier or 100 patrons, whichever is fewer. In the Orange tier, bars and breweries may resume outdoor services. In the yellow tier, most businesses may reopen but must follow safety precautions.
  • A stay-at-home order for much of California was extended on December 29 by state officials as the COVID surge continues to flood hospitals and strain ICU capacity.
  • As of December 3, the Governor issued another limited stay-at-home order requiring counties with a rapid spread of cases to suspend indoor and outdoor dining. As of now, 94% of the state has suspended indoor dining. In these areas, a curfew of 10 p.m. is in place. This order was extended on December 29 in the counties with severe risk of COVID-19.