On December 3, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a regional stay at home order in response to the continued spread of COVID-19. For the purposes of his order, California is divided up into the five regions depicted below. The majority of SRBX members are within the Greater Sacramento Region.
The Governor’s order specifies individuals who reside in regions with less than 15% of hospital ICU capacity will be prohibited from having private gatherings of any size. The order further closes sector operations except for critical infrastructure and retail, and requires 100% masking and physical distancing in all others.
As of Thursday, it was reported the Sacramento region had 22% capacity left in its intensive care units, keeping it (for the moment) above the 15% threshold. However, ICU utilization has been climbing over the past few weeks, and the Newsom administration projected Sacramento Region ICUs may exceed capacity by December 24 if coronavirus infections continue at the recent pace.
Please note this order does not impact the construction industry. All areas of construction continue to be deemed essential, and work on construction projects can continue in all areas of the state.
A copy of the governor’s announcement can be viewed here.
SRBX will continue to monitor information from the governor’s office and will inform members of any significant changes or impacts to the construction industry.