California has ended all stay-at-home orders effective Jan. 25 and the most severe business restrictions have been lifted, Governor Gavin Newsom said Monday, paving the way for outdoor dining across the state.

Regional stay-at-home orders affecting most of the state were announced Dec. 3 as available ICU hospital beds dropped below 15%. That meant restaurants could only offer takeout and delivery service — the most severe restaurant restrictions in the country.

But four-week ICU capacity in every region in the state is now at 15% or higher, signaling an end to those orders, as well as to a curfew that banned non-essential activity between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.


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