After a long and difficult winter when COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths surged to record levels, the historic pandemic has been in decline across California and much of the United States. Although there is still the risk of new spikes from mutations of the virus, so far a growing number of vaccinations, a high level of people wearing masks and other health measures are working.
So when are California businesses and other activities going to open back up? The charts below answer that question.
In August, Gov. Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health unveiled a color-coded system. It places each of the state’s 58 counties into one of four tiers based on how prevalent COVID-19 is in each county, and assigns rules for businesses and other activities based on those tiers. The tiers are purple (widespread), red (substantial), orange (moderate) and yellow (minimal). State health officials update the colors every Tuesday, based on per capita cases and positivity rates in each county.
The map shows which tier each of California’s counties is in. The table below it shows what’s allowed in each tier.
Source:: East Bay – Entertainment