I, as Acting State Public Health Officer of the State of California, order as follows:
In order to ensure that California's grocery stores are able to safely deliver sufficient quantities of food to California households, it is necessary to ensure capacity for grocery stores. Therefore, in the Regions that are subject to my Regional Stay At Home Order of December 3, 2020, stand-alone grocery stores where the principal business activity is the sale of food may operate at 35% of capacity (based on fire department occupancy limits). All access to grocery stores must be strictly metered to ensure compliance with the limit on capacity. The sale of food, beverages, and alcohol for in- store consumption is prohibited.
The travel restriction in paragraph 3 of my Regional Stay At Home Order is applicable only when at least one Region has an adult ICU bed capacity of less than 15%, as set forth in paragraph 2 of that Order.
Paragraph 5 of my Regional Stay At Home Order is modified as follows: For Regions where the adult ICU bed capacity falls below 15% after the effective date of this order, the Terms of this Order shall take effect the next day after that assessment is made, at 11:59pm.
All other terms may remain in effect as stated in that Order.
This order is effective immediately and shall remain in effect as long as the Regional Stay At Home Order.
This order is issued pursuant to Health and Safety Code sections 120125, 120130(c), 120135, 120140, 120145, 120175,120195 and 131080; EO N-60-20, N-25-20, and other authority provided for under the Emergency Services Act; and other applicable law.
Erica S. Pan, MD, MPH
Acting State Public Health Officer
California Department of Public Health