State health officials ended the Regional Stay at Home Order, lifting the order for all regions statewide, including the San Diego region. Four-week projections on intensive care unit capacity is above 15% and the region may exit the order.
San Diego, and all counties statewide, will return to the rules and framework of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy and color-coded tiers that indicate which activities and businesses are open based on local case rates and test positivity. The majority of the counties are in the strictest, or purple tier. Tier updates are provided weekly on Tuesdays. Individual counties could choose to impose stricter rules.
The state’s public health officer said the surge has slowed and lives saved thanks to Californians who stayed home. While there are positive signs that the virus is spreading at a slower rate across the state, the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over.
Californians are urged to continue to wear masks when they leave their homes, maintain 6 feet of distance from others, wash their hands frequently, avoid gatherings and mixing with other households, follow all state and local health department guidance and get the vaccine.
County officials said that services and activities such as outdoor dining and personal services, such as nail salons, may resume immediately with required modifications, subject to any additional restrictions..
The Limited Stay at Home Order, which limits non-essential activities between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., expires with the Regional Stay At Home Order ending.