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Regional Stay at Home Order daily COVID-19 update

San Joaquin Valley and Southern California ICU rates fall below 15%

A new public health order went into effect Saturday, December 5, which requires Californians to stay at home and close operations for certain sectors if their area's intensive care unit capacity drops below 15 percent.

The state has been broken up into the following five regions:

  • Northern California: Del Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity
  • Bay Area: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma
  • Greater Sacramento: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba
  • San Joaquin Valley: Calaveras, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, San Benito, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tulare, Tuolumne
  • Southern California: Imperial, Inyo, Los Angeles, Mono, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura

The state included Monterey and Santa Cruz counties in the Bay Area region and San Benito County in the San Joaquin Valley when they divided up the state.

KION is tracking daily COVID-19 numbers from the state and will post updates below:

December 24, 2020


  • Bay Area: 9.2%
  • Greater Sacramento Region: 15.3%
  • Northern California: 27.5%
  • San Joaquin Valley: 0.0%
  • Southern California: 0.0%

The Southern California, San Joaquin Valley, Greater Sacramento and Bay Area regions are subject to stay at home orders.

If a region's ICU capacity drops below 15 percent, certain sectors, including bars, distilleries, breweries, wineries, hair salons, barber shops and personal care services must close by 11:59 p.m. the next day. Restaurants, retail, shopping centers, hotels, and lodging will also have to make some modifications and require 100 percent masking and physical distancing.

Click here for more details: About COVID-19 restrictions.

Click here to read the full Regional Stay at Home Order.

If you think you might be sick, click here to view Symptoms of Coronavirus from the CDC.

Click here to find a COVID-19 testing site: Finding a Testing Site (

Past Data

December 23, 2020


  • Bay Area: 11.4%
  • Greater Sacramento Region: 15.6%
  • Northern California: 28.8%
  • San Joaquin Valley: 0.0%
  • Southern California: 0.0%

December 22, 2020


  • Bay Area: 13.5%
  • Greater Sacramento Region: 15.7%
  • Northern California: 29.5%
  • San Joaquin Valley: 0.0%
  • Southern California: 0.0%

December 21, 2020


  • Bay Area: 13.7%
  • Greater Sacramento Region: 16.2%
  • Northern California: 28.7%
  • San Joaquin Valley: 0.0%
  • Southern California: 0.0%

December 16, 2020


  • Bay Area: 12.9%
  • Greater Sacramento Region: 14.1%
  • Northern California: 28.1%
  • San Joaquin Valley: 0.0%
  • Southern California: 0.5%

December 15, 2020


  • Bay Area: 15.8%
  • Greater Sacramento Region: 14.9%
  • Northern California: 29.8%
  • San Joaquin Valley: 1.6%
  • Southern California: 1.7%

December 14, 2020


  • Bay Area: 17.8%
  • Greater Sacramento Region: 14.8%
  • Northern California: 29.0%
  • San Joaquin Valley: 0.0%
  • Southern California: 2.7%

KION546 News Team



    1. It won’t stop, it will get worse as it has already and the record for the number of daily deaths will increase weekly or daily. So what is your magic number Timmy? What number of deaths would it take for you to understand just how much trouble our country is in? The way I see it, you can get with the program, as screwed up as it is or learn to speak Russian or Chinese. I am vulnerable but I also have a 10 year bug out kit. It’s not that I don’t understand what you are getting at, in some ways we are cutting of our nose to spite our face, I get that. But there are a few activities that need to stop. There will be losses and then when we beat this, we will return to greatness. And maybe the ones that fall will be the ones that have been bending us over the table all these years. Rent is criminally high and nothing is done about it. OK….pointless counter retort is finished. Peace Timothy.

  1. @Timothy
    You mentioned “…do not stay at home unless you are vulnerable.”
    How does a person know if they are vulnerable. CHOMP nurse now says they are getting people in trouble in the 20’s. So, who is NOT vulnerable
    And, sadly, the people who think they are NOT vulnerable are young and love to party and go to bars….get infected, then give it to the older folks, whom it kills.
    I agree with someone who said what wooses we are now. Our grandparents fought in wars and died.
    WE are just asked to sit on our asses and watch TV.
    What sucks is that people are suffering due to job and income loss. THAT should be covered by the human scum in Washington…..NONE OF WHOM are in ANY financial difficulty. And they, do not give a DAMN about us.

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