Yesterday the State announced that Placer County, along with neighboring counties in the Greater Sacramento region, will be moving into the State’s Regional Stay Home Order beginning Friday, Dec. 11. The order will remain in effect for a minimum of three weeks. The State’s Regional Stay Home Order is triggered when a region’s ICU capacity drops below 15%. As of yesterday, the Greater Sacramento region’s ICU capacity dropped to 14.3%.
Updated Restrictions & Business Modifications:
- Gatherings of any size are prohibited
- Bars, wineries, personal services and hair salons must close temporarily
- Retail can stay open with a cap of 20% capacity
- Restaurants must stop all on-site dining and only provide take-out or delivery
- Ski Resorts and outdoor activity providers can remain open; local recreation with members of the same household is encouraged
- Non-essential travel is not allowed across the state of California and the travel advisory to quarantine after any out of state travel is still in place
- Masking and physical distancing are mandatory
When any California region is under a Regional Stay Home Order, no hotel or lodging entity in California can accept or honor out of state reservations for non-essential travel, unless the reservation is for at least the minimum time period required for quarantine and the persons identified in the reservation will quarantine in the hotel or lodging entity until after that time period has expired. Additionally, hotels and lodging entities in a county under a Regional Stay Home Order cannot accept or honor in-state reservations for non-essential travel. The Travel Advisory remains in effect.
When the Regional Stay Home Order is in effect in a region, hotels and lodging can only offer accommodation for COVID-19 mitigation and containment measures, treatment measures, accommodation for essential workers, or providing housing solutions, including measures to protect homeless populations. Learn more.
Please Note: Nevada lodging remains open.
The State of California Department of Public Health released Outdoor Recreation guidance on Dec. 1 that includes ski operators. Find that guidance here. Key Takeaways:
- California ski resorts can remain open
- The new California Outdoor Recreation guidance is implemented for the season, barring any changes
- Despite the Stay Home Order, resorts can continue to operate per the Governor’s office
- Ski California resorts are already implementing this guidance
- General California state guidance indicates that travel of 2-3 hours to engage in outdoor recreation is well within the state guidelines
From the State: All Californians are being asked to follow this order to protect themselves, their families, and their communities. The order provides a new tool for local officials & law enforcement personnel to use to protect public health and safety, should they need it. The State COVID-19 Enforcement Taskforce will continue to work closely with local officials to implement the order and coordinate strategic, targeted enforcement actions with the goal of adjusting behavior, interrupting high-risk actions and defiance of public health orders, and restoring compliance.
From Placer County: Placer County implores everyone to understand and comply with the new stay at home order and the measures being taken to protect the health of our communities. Placer County will continue to focus our efforts with our other agency and government partners on education to ensure businesses and community members understand and are following the most up to date state guidelines.
We can all do our part to help slow the spread: wear a mask in public, wash hands regularly, keep at least six feet of physical distance when in public, and don’t mix with people you don’t live with. All members of the community are encouraged to consider how personal behavior can help keep North Lake Tahoe businesses (and schools!) open. Individual action will lead to collective mitigation.