As of Tuesday, Dec. 1, California solely has one county in the orange (reasonable tier) and 5 counties in the purple (substantial tier) in response to the state’s four-tier coronavirus tracking system.
The state is not doing a weekly replace and tier assignments might happen any day of the week and should happen greater than as soon as per week, officers stated.
There are actually 51 counties in the purple tier after Tuesday’s updates.
On Nov. 24 the state had 41 counties in purple, 11 counties in purple, 4 in orange, two in yellow.
Counties are assigned to a tier based mostly on metrics displaying the velocity and the unfold of the virus in their borders.
An inventory of what companies are impacted by each tier is included under.
Note: The state just lately added a brand new metric referred to as health equity. For a county with a inhabitants of higher than 106,000, the county should: Ensure that the check positivity charges in its most deprived neighborhoods – the Healthy Places Index census tracts are used for that – don’t considerably lag behind its general county check positivity rate. There are extra situations listed on the state’s website.
How totally different are the tiers?
Purple is essentially the most restrictive, particularly for schooling. Schools in the Widespread (purple) tier aren’t permitted to reopen for in-person instruction until they obtain a waiver from native well being departments for TK-6 grades. Schools can reopen for in-person instruction as soon as their county has been in the purple tier for at the very least two weeks. If a county regresses again to the purple tier, colleges gained’t be pressured to shut once more, however any that hadn’t open could be prevented from opening till the county clocks at the very least two weeks in the purple tier.
Source: California Department of Finance