Contra Costa County Moves To Red Tier
After the state met their goal of 2 million doses of vaccinations to high-risk, disadvantaged communities, Contra Costa County will officially be moved to the red tier. "It is encouraging to see our data moving in the right direction, and it's a testament to the hard work Contra Costa residents have put in to slow the spread of COVID-19," said Dr. Chris Farnitano, Contra Costa County's health officer. "But it is important that we make healthy choices to keep up our momentum. This pandemic is not over yet." source
Red Tier Guidelines:
- Restaurants, gyms, dance studios and museums may resume indoor operation, following state health guidelines.
- Indoor retail stores and shopping malls may increase their maximum occupancy and grocery stores may operate at fully capacity.
- Small private gatherings may be held indoors, following state health guidance.
- Colleges and other higher education institutions may reopen indoor lectures, following state health guidance.
- Elementary and secondary schools can reopen for in-person learning without submitting a safety plan to Contra Costa Health Services.
This does not mean the pandemic is over, please continue to wear a mask, wash your hands, and keep your distance. For details and sector-specific health guidance, visit covid19.ca.gov. Contra Costa also updated its county health orders so they do not create additional restrictions to business or community activities.