Running out of toilet paper is one thing. Running out of intensive care unit (ICU) beds is something completely different.
With the Covid-19 coronavirus continuing to surge, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is now projecting that the state will run out of ICU beds by mid-December. That, obviously, is not a good thing and can’t be solved by simply buying more beds. As a result, on Thursday, the CDPH announced a “Regional Stay-At-Home Order”, which will remain in place for at least the next three weeks.
This Order doesn’t mean that all Californians have to stay at home just yet. Rather, it established thresholds that once crossed will trigger stay-at-home orders.