Hard-hit Solano County finally joins with all other Bay Area Counties – shutdown to begin at midnight Thurs Dec 17San Francisco Chronicle LIVE UPDATES, by Aidin Vaziri , Vanessa Arredondo , Erin Allday and Rita Beamish, Dec. 16, 2020
12:06 p.m. Bay Area falls into mandatory shutdown status: The Bay Area region’s intensive care capacity at its hospitals is down to 12.9% capacity. That means the region now must adhere to the state’s stay-home order restrictions as of midnight Thursday. Much of the Bay Area had already taken the step voluntarily. Read the story here.
12:27 p.m. California shutdown grows: Northern California is the state’s only region that now is not under the California mandatory stay-home order that kicks in when a region’s intensive care capacity falls below 15% availability. Aside from the Bay Area, which fell to 12.9% ICU capacity on Wednesday, state data showed other regions’ ICU available capacity at: Sacramento, 14.1%; San Joaquin Valley, 0%; and Southern California, 0.5%, with the Northern California region still having 29.1% ICU capacity. About 40 million people, 98% of the state population, are under the regional order’s restrictions. Statewide, available ICU capacity was 4.1 %.
1:03 p.m. Solano , San Mateo, Napa counties now must go under stay home order: Only three Bay Area counties were not voluntarily adhering to the state’s recent stay-home restrictions. With Wednesday’s intensive care metrics in the region faltering, the order becomes mandatory, including for Solano, San Mateo and Napa Counties.