Bay Area nears max ICU beds to trigger region-wide shutdown

Bay Area

DALY CITY, Calif. (KRON) — The Bay Area is on the cusp of the 15% capacity needed for the region to be under a stay-at-home order.

While most of the Bay Area counties already decided to go on lockdown, the choice only remains as long as the region-wide ICU capacity stays above 15%.

Here are the latest ICU capacity numbers as of Monday afternoon:

  • Bay Area 17.8%
  • Northern California 29%
  • Greater Sacramento 14.8%
  • San Joaquin Valley 0%
  • Southern California 2.7%

If more patients in need of critical care flood in, San Mateo, Solano and Napa counties will be forced by the state to go under the stay-at-home order. They are the only Bay Area localities which decided to stay open until the state makes them.

California health officials are reporting 30,000 new cases on Sunday and 122 new deaths with only 7.4% of ICU beds left statewide.

In San Mateo County where outdoor dining is still allowed, health officials are reporting on average 18.5 new cases per 100,000 people.

WHAT THE ORDER SHUTS DOWN:

  • Indoor and Outdoor Playgrounds 
  • Indoor Recreational Facilities 
  • Hair Salons and Barbershops 
  • Personal Care Services 
  • Museums, Zoos, and Aquariums 
  • Movie Theaters 
  • Wineries 
  • Bars, Breweries, and Distilleries 
  • Family Entertainment Centers 
  • Cardrooms and Satellite Wagering 
  • Casinos 
  • Limited Services 
  • Live Audience Sports 
  • Amusement Parks

WHAT THE ORDER LIMITS:

  • Retail/shopping: Indoor capacity 20%
  • Hotels/lodging: Closed for non-essential stays
  • Outdoor recreation: No overnight stays, no food/drink/alcohol sales
  • Worship: Outdoor services only
  • Restaurants: Take-out only
  • Offices: Remote work only, unless not possible for critical infrastructure sectors
  • Sports games/entertainment: No live audience

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