Southern California Officially Extends Stay-at-Home Order
California has formally extended the stay-at-home order in place for Southern California after it was automatically renewed yesterday. December 27 was the original scheduled end date for the order.
The Southern California region includes Imperial, Inyo, Los Angeles, Mono, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties.
The order is based on intensive care unit (ICU) beds available. There is currently zero capacity in Southern California ICUs. The order will only be lifted when ICU bed availability reaches at least 15%.
LA Public Health reported that there are currently 6,914 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in LA County.