New restrictions meant to slow the spread of COVID-19 went into effect this weekend in California, impacting roughly 33 million people in the state, CNN reports.
Approximately 27 million residents in San Joaquin Valley and southern California, which includes Los Angeles and San Diego, are currently under a stay-at-home order after the regions’ intensive care unit capacity fell below 15 percent, prompting a mandate from Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Under the stay-at-home orders, retail businesses may stay open, but must limit their capacity to 20 percent or less, CNN reports.
In addition, restaurants must stop in-person dining. Gatherings of people from different households are prohibited, except for outdoor religious services and political demonstrations, according to CNN.
Communities under the stay-at-home orders must close hair and nail salons, playgrounds, zoos, museums, card rooms, aquariums and wineries.
The stay-at-home orders will last for three weeks, lawmakers say.
On Dec. 5, California reported more than 25,000 infections of the coronavirus and more than 10,000 hospitalizations.
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