Nevada County, along with neighboring counties in the Greater Sacramento Region, will be moving to the Stay at Home Order, starting Friday. That’s after the region’s ICU capacity dropped below 15-percent, at 14-point-3 percent. The Region includes more urbanized counties, such as Sacramento, Placer, Yuba, and Sutter Counties. County Public Information Officer Taylor Wolfe says that means, among other things, that gatherings involving any outside household are now prohibited. Three households had been allowed….
The order must stay in effect for at least three weeks, including Christmas and, likely, New Year’s. Whether it’ll be lifted by then, Wolfe says the impacts of excessive Thanksgiving gatherings are just being felt.
Restaurants must stop on-site dining and only provide take-out or delivery services. All bars, wineries, and personal services, such as haircutting establishments, must close. Non-essential travel is still banned, including staying in hotels or motels. Retail stores must reduce capacity from 25 to 20-percent. Critical infrastructure and schools are allowed to stay open.