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Health officials: Regional shutdown orders for Valley, Southern Calif. to continue

The regional shelter-in-place order enacted by Gov. Gavin Newsom at the beginning of December will continue into 2021, California Health and Human Services Secretary Mark Ghaly announced during a briefing on Tuesday.

The initial shelter-in-place order, which went into effect on Dec. 6, was set to expire on Monday.

The extension does not have a sunset date, according to Ghaly’s announcement.

California public health officials report both the San Joaquin Valley region and Southern California region have zero-percent intensive care unit capacity.

Staff reports from The San Joaquin Valley Sun staff.