The Health Officers for the Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and Santa Clara as well as the City of Berkeley have jointly announced to lockdown the region effective December 6. . The Stay-at-home order is in effect through January 4, 2021.
This after Governor Newsom announced on December 3 that all sectors other than retail and essential operations would be closed in regions of the State where less than 15 percent of ICU beds are available.
“We are seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations here in Contra Costa County and across our region,” said Contra Costa County Health Officer Dr. Christopher Farnitano. “The number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in our county has doubled in just the past couple of weeks, and we are at risk of exceeding our hospital capacity later this month if current trends continue.
People are ordered to stop socializing with people outside their immediate home (even outdoors), non-essential travel has been banned, and barbershops, nail salons, bars and wineries must remain closed.
Retail businesses will be limited to 20% capacity, and restaurants will be take-out/delivery only.
Church and cultural services are outdoor only. All playgrounds for children will also be closed.
Outdoor recreation facilities (sports fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, golf courses, skate parks, etc.) may operate with no mixing of households and no food or beverages.
Anyone who travels outside the region, or meets with anyone outside the region, will be ordered to quarantine for 14 days.
Turn to page 4 four a complete list of open and closed activities during this order.