SACRAMENTO, CA — California lifted a stay-at-home order in the 13-county Sacramento region Tuesday as hospital conditions improved, a rare turn of good news as the state pushes through what Gov. Gavin Newsom called “its most intense surge” of the coronavirus.
A health care worker labels a vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at UC Davis Health on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, Pool)
The order imposed Dec. 10 banned gatherings outside a household and shuttered or restricted many businesses. With virus cases and hospitalizations more stable now, the region can resume outdoor dining and worship services, reopen hair and nail salons and other businesses and increase capacity at retailers. Gatherings of up to three households are allowed.
Newsom made the announcement in a social media post that reminded people to wear masks and stay home as much as possible. It offered the hopeful
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