ANAHEIM, Calif. (Dec. 5, 2020) — The Southern California region, including Anaheim and Orange County, saw intensive-care bed availability fall below a critical 15 percent threshold on Friday.
The region's ICU availability is 13.1 percent, down from 20.6 percent a day earlier.
Starting Saturday, any region below 15 percent will fall under California's new regional stay-at-home order with major impacts for households and businesses.
To be clear, Orange County DOES NOT fall under the new stay-at-home with Friday's reading, as the order does not take effect until Saturday.
If Saturday's number remains below 15 percent, our county will have to meet the restrictions of the new regional stay-at-home order 24 hours later on Sunday.
There is also a chance ICU availability rebounds above 15 percent on Saturday, giving us more time.
Here is a summary of pending restrictions, with some closures already in place in Anaheim and Orange County under purple Tier 1 restrictions:
Allowed to stay open:
For more, see Anaheim.net/reopening.