California’s latest stay-at-home order that requires a region to shut down once it falls below 15% intensive care unit capacity has already affected seven out of 11 counties in the Bay Area.

Approaching the threshold

San Mateo, Santa Cruz, and Solano counties are on the verge of implementing the state’s new guidelines. A recently released data on Monday showed that the Bay Area is dangerously close to the state’s 15% threshold as it recorded 17.8% ICU capacity.

Based on the state’s new guidelines, all salons, massage parlors, or any personal care services must close, and outdoor dining for restaurants is restricted. As of the moment, there are three regions under shut down: 

  • Greater Sacramento with 14.8% ICU capacity,
  • Southern California with 2.7% ICU capacity, and 
  • San Joaquin Valley with 0.0% ICU capacity

State officials projected that the Bay Area region would be the last to implement the stay-at-home order when state officials released the new framework in early December, the San Francisco Gate reported.