Contra Costa County Returns to Purple Tier
As of 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 25, 2021, the California Department of Public Health has lifted the statewide Stay at Home order and returned counties to the color-coded Tier system under the Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
According to the statement from the Department of Public Health https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/OPA/Pages/NR21-030.aspx the decision was made based on a four-week projection of ICU bed capacity.
With the lifting of the ban, Contra Costa Health Services announced that they would be returning to the purple tier effective immediately. The statement from the county can be found at https://cchealth.org/press-releases/2021/0125-Regional-Stay-at-Home-Order-Lifted-Contra-Costa-Returns-to-Purple-Tier.php
Changes taking effect with the return to the purple tier include:
- Restaurants may offer outdoor dining, following the state health guidelines.
- Hair salons, barbershops, and personal services such as nail salons may reopen following state health guidelines.
- Outdoor social gatherings involving 25 or fewer people, from three or fewer different households, are now permitted.
More information is available at cchealth.org/coronavirus
Despite this change, County Health officials are reminding residents to remain vigilant and take every precaution. Continue social distancing, wearing masks, and washing hands, as a safeguard to help keep the number of new cases going down.