Ten more counties progressed through the state’s reopening blueprint Tuesday, but no place in Southern California was allowed to change tiers.
Butte, Contra Costa, Fresno, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Santa Barbara and Yolo counties moved from Tier 1, also known as the purple tier, to Tier 2, also known as the red tier. The changes denote the risk of spread of COVID-19, moving from widespread to substantial, according to the state’s labeling system.
Three others — Amador, Calaveras and San Francisco — advanced from Tier 2 to Tier 3, also known as the orange tier, in which a county is considered to have a moderate risk of infection.
Movement through the tiers allows counties to further reopen businesses and expand visitor capacity for some already reopened sectors.
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