TEO: HAS COVID CASES LEVEL OFF IN CALIFORNIA, MORE COUNTIES ARE MOVING TO LESS RESTRICTIVE TEARS. SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY MOVING FROM THE MOST RESTRICTED PURPLE TEAR TO THE RED TIER. DINING AND MOVIE THEATERS CAN REOPEN A 25% CAPACITY, OR UP TO 1500 PEOPLE. GYMS CAN OPEN INDOORS AT 10%. CONTRA COSTA COUNTY IS MOVING TO THE ORANGE TIER. THAT IS THE ONLY MOVEMENT IN THE AREA. THERE ARE SEVERAL COUNTIES AND OTHER PARTS OF

San Joaquin County moves into California’s red tier, more counties move into orange

Updated: 1:09 PM PDT Apr 6, 2021

San Joaquin County is moving out of the state’s most restrictive COVID-19 purple tier into red, clearing the way for indoor operations to resume, with modifications, for businesses that include restaurants, gyms, museums, and movie theaters.The move will also expand maximum capacity for things like retail and shopping malls from 25% to 50% and open up food courts.California officials also announced Tuesday that Contra Costa, Humboldt, Mendocino, Monterey, Riverside, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Diego, Siskiyou, Sonoma, Tulare and Ventura counties are moving into the orange, or moderate, tier of COVID-19 restrictions, which will increase the numbers of those allowed indoors at museums, places of worship, gyms and other places. Retail will no longer have capacity restrictions.Sierra and Alpine counties remain in the state’s lesser yellow tier for minimal COVID-19 restrictions. Merced and Inyo counties are the only counties stuck in the purple tier for widespread COVID-19 cases. Now that 4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in 400-plus ZIP codes considered most vulnerable, California is making it easier for counties to move through the tiers by altering the case rate range for the tiers.The purple tier threshold will remain at greater than 10 cases per 100,000. The red (substantial) tier case rate range will narrow to 6 to 10 cases per 100,000 and the orange tier case rate range will shift to 2 to 5.9 cases per 100,0000. The yellow tier case rate range will shift to less than 2 cases per 100,000.As of Tuesday, more than 4 million vaccines had been administered in those vulnerable ZIP codes, according to the state health department.The 400-plus ZIP codes are considered most at risk based on metrics such as household income, education level, housing status and access to transportation. State officials used the California Healthy Places Index to create the list.The latest announcement comes as California on Tuesday announced a target date for fully reopening the economy under a new system as more Californians get COVID-19 vaccines and hospitalization rates continue to decline.The entire state will move into this phase June 15 if two criteria are met: If vaccine supply is sufficient for Californians 16 years and older who want the vaccine, and if hospitalization rates are stable and low.

San Joaquin County is moving out of the state’s most restrictive COVID-19 purple tier into red, clearing the way for indoor operations to resume, with modifications, for businesses that include restaurants, gyms, museums, and movie theaters.The move will also expand maximum capacity for things like retail and shopping malls from 25% to 50% and open up food courts.
California officials also announced Tuesday that Contra Costa, Humboldt, Mendocino, Monterey, Riverside, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Diego, Siskiyou, Sonoma, Tulare and Ventura counties are moving into the orange, or moderate, tier of COVID-19 restrictions, which will increase the numbers of those allowed indoors at museums, places of worship, gyms and other places. Retail will no longer have capacity restrictions.Sierra and Alpine counties remain in the state’s lesser yellow tier for minimal COVID-19 restrictions. Merced and Inyo counties are the only counties stuck in the purple tier for widespread COVID-19 cases. Now that 4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in 400-plus ZIP codes considered most vulnerable, California is making it easier for counties to move through the tiers by altering the case rate range for the tiers.The purple tier threshold will remain at greater than 10 cases per 100,000. The red (substantial) tier case rate range will narrow to 6 to 10 cases per 100,000 and the orange tier case rate range will shift to 2 to 5.9 cases per 100,0000. The yellow tier case rate range will shift to less than 2 cases per 100,000.As of Tuesday, more than 4 million vaccines had been administered in those vulnerable ZIP codes, according to the state health department.The 400-plus ZIP codes are considered most at risk based on metrics such as household income, education level, housing status and access to transportation. State officials used the California Healthy Places Index to create the list.The latest announcement comes as California on Tuesday announced a target date for fully reopening the economy under a new system as more Californians get COVID-19 vaccines and hospitalization rates continue to decline.The entire state will move into this phase June 15 if two criteria are met: If vaccine supply is sufficient for Californians 16 years and older who want the vaccine, and if hospitalization rates are stable and low.