Regional Stay Home Order

Richard Green

Welcome to KAZU's weekly news roundup for 12/18/20. Here you'll find the top local stories of the week and a few select national stories from NPR.

Erika Mahoney

A stay-at-home order will go into effect for the Bay Area after the region’s intensive care unit (ICU) capacity fell below 13% Wednesday, according to state data. The order is triggered when a region falls below 15% ICU capacity. Santa Cruz County officials said the new regulations will take effect Thursday, December 17 at 11:59 p.m.

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula

With Monterey County hospitals full of COVID-19 patients, the county’s health officer has decided to voluntarily opt into the state’s new “Regional Stay Home Order.” This move follows five other counties in the Bay Area who also opted in early.