Newsom Announces New Blueprint for a Safer Economy
Friday, August 28, 2020
Governor Newsom has released revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The new blueprint replaces the current watch list approach. The guidance is effective Monday, Aug. 31.
According to the state's revamped website, every county in California is assigned to a tier based on its rate of new cases and positivity. At a minimum, counties must remain in a tier for at least 3 weeks before moving forward. Data is reviewed weekly and tiers are updated on Tuesdays. To move forward, a county must meet the next tier’s criteria for two consecutive weeks. If a county’s metrics worsen for two consecutive weeks, it will be assigned a more restrictive tier. Public health officials are constantly monitoring data and can step in if necessary.
Click on the Blueprint for Safer Economy now to find the status of activities in your county using a new search tool. Simply enter your county or zip code and select the activity to get the latest status on reopening.