CALIFORNIA - Six counties including Trinity and Lassen moved to the orange tier of the state’s COVID-19 restrictions, state health officials announced Tuesday.
Counties that are moving tiers on Tuesday can loosen their guidelines for businesses and activities starting Wednesday, according to state health officials.
The counties moving from purple to the red tier include Kern, Nevada, and Stanislaus counties. Lassen, Trinity, Marin, Santa Clara, San Francisco, and Yolo counties are moving from the red tier to the orange tier. Health officials also said Sierra County is moving into the least restrictive yellow tier.
This shift to the orange tier allows more businesses to reopen and some that are already open to increase capacity.
The orange tier will allow for Bars, breweries, and distilleries may open outdoors with modifications. Offices to be open indoors with modifications, but still, encourage telework. Cardrooms and Satellite Wagering can open indoors with modification, max 25% capacity
The data requirements to qualify for the orange tier include a case rate of 1-3.9 cases per 100,000 residents with a test positivity rate of 2 – 4.9% or less and 2.2 – 5.2% health equity metric.