SACRAMENTO — California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a regional shelter-in-place (SIP) order today in response to a rapid increase in the number of confirmed COVID cases and the diminished capacity of hospitals and intensive care units (ICU) to serve impacted patients.
The state has been broken into five separate regions for purposes of this SIP order. If or when a region meets or exceeds an 85% ICU bed capacity — the SIP order will become effective within that region for a minimum of three weeks. Regions will have 48 hours to comply.
Under this order, construction activity continues to be considered “essential” for now and will not be impacted. Construction workers in affected regions will be allowed to continue to travel to and from work. All other “non-essential” travel in affected regions will be prohibited.
The “Five Regions” are broken down as:
- Northern California
- Bay Area
- Greater Sacramento
- San Joaquin Valley
- Southern California
CAL SMACNA will continue to actively monitor the situation and will provide updates to membership as necessary.