2 Bay Area counties could move to red tier on Tuesday

2 Bay Area counties could move to red tier on Tuesday

The state of California update county tier levels every Tuesday, and San Mateo and Marin counties could move from the purple to the red tier today, as case numbers in these jurisdictions have dropped dramatically. This would allow new activities and business sectors to open, including indoor dining at 25% capacity, according to multiple news reports. Last Tuesday, only one California county, Plumas, moved from the purple to red tier, but Gov. Gavin Newsom said he expected a substantial number to make a jump to less-stringent tiers this week and in the weeks beyond if cases continue to plummet as they have in recent weeks. "We’ll see counties move, not just from purple to red, but more and more red to orange, and I anticipate based on the number that are already in orange, you’ll see many more in that yellow tier as well, which is the most permissive of the tiers we put out 24 weeks ago in our blueprint for a safer reopening," Newsom said. San Francisco has also seen a significant decline in cases, but the S.F. …
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