San Mateo, Marin counties advancing into red reopening tier; S.F. stays purple for now

San Mateo, Marin counties advancing into red reopening tier; S.F. stays purple for now
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San Mateo and Marin counties on Tuesday advanced to the second-most restrictive category of California’s reopening blueprint, according to California Department of Public Health. Both exited the purple tier, the category that imposes the strictest coronavirus rules.

Currently, all but 11 counties in the state are in the purple tier. But Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday that as coronavirus case rates continue to plummet in the Bay Area and across California, five counties are transitioning to red and he anticipates another eight will be allowed to loosen restrictions next week — and “even more still in two weeks.”

San Francisco, which remains in the purple tier for now despite having lower case numbers and positive test rates than both San Mateo and Marin counties, may be…



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