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April 5, 2020 4:57 PM

Monterey County Issues New Stay at Home order

The new Shelter in Place order issued by Monterey County Health Department Starts Sunday December 13th at 10 pm, effective through January 11, 2021

Monterey County Health Officer Dr. Edward Moreno has signed a new stay at home order, placing new restrictions on the county to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Moreno said during a Monterey County Board of Supervisors meeting that the order will go into effect at 10 p.m. Sunday and stay in effect until 6 a.m. on Jan. 11.

There are currently regional stay at home orders around California for areas with an ICU capacity lower than 15%, but Monterey County is part of the Bay Area region, which as a region has not yet reached the threshold.

Other bay area counties, including Santa Clara and San Francisco, have also issued stay at home orders before hitting the threshold.

Under stay at home orders, critical infrastructure, schools, non-urgent medical and dental care and child care and preschools are allowed to remain open with precautions, but there are changes to these sectors:

Outdoor Recreational Facilities- Only allowed to operate outdoors to facilitate physically distanced health and wellness through outdoor exercise without food, drink or alcohol sales. Overnight campgrounds are not allowed to open.
Retail- Operate indoors at 20% capacity, or 35% at standalone grocery stores, with somebody monitoring the entrance. The state also says special hours should be offered to seniors and other people with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.
Shopping Centers- Operate indoors at 20% capacity with somebody monitoring the entrance. The state also says special hours should be offered to seniors and other people with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.
Hotels and Lodging- Allowed to operate for COVID-19 mitigation and containment measures, treatment measures, accommodation for essential workers and housing solutions, including measures to protect the homeless.
Restaurants- Open for take out or delivery only.
Offices- Remote work only, except for those in critical infrastructure sectors when remote work is not possible.
Places of Worship and Political Expression- Outdoors only.
Entertainment Production- Allowed to operate without live audiences.
Hair salons, barbershops, personal care services, museums, zoos, aquariums, movie theaters, wineries, bars, family entertainment centers, cardrooms, limited services, live audience sports and amusement parks except those falling within critical infrastructure will not be allowed to operate.

Read the full order https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-a-h/health/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/health-officer-stay-at-home-order-december-9-2020

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Latest Update:

December 11, 2020 5:34 PM

Monterey Council issues new Stay at Home Order, effective this Sunday, December 13th at 10 PM through January 11, 2021

Read the full order here.

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