Gov. Newsom says SoCal stay-at-home order likely to be extended past Dec. 28 expiration date

Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Monday that he expects Southern California's regional stay-at-home order to kick in longer than anticipated due to the continuing surge in COVID-19 cases.

As ICU capacity stands at zero percent across SoCal, Gov. Newsom said he expects the stay-at-home order to be extended beyond the current expiration date of Monday, December 28, for the region.

SoCal had been under Gov. Newsom's strict stay-at-home order after SoCal's ICU capacity well dropped below the 15% threshold necessary to trigger the state order earlier in the month. With the regional stay-at-home order, SoCal restaurants are restricted to takeout and delivery service only.

Gov. Newsom did not say when the new expiration date will be for the Southern California region.

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