California has a Blueprint for a Safer Economyfor reducing COVID-19 in the state with revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities. 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 every Tuesday. 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.
Enforcement Concerns and Complaints
To report violations to the Blueprint for a Safer Economy please complete and submit the county's COVID-19 complaint form or call 707-253-4540.
The Four Tiers
The four tiers in order of most restrictive to least restrictive are:
Higher Risk → Lower Risk of Community Disease Transmission
Widespread Tier 1
Substantial Tier 2
Moderate Tier 3
Minimal Tier 4
MEASURE 1: New Cases /100,000 population per day (7-day average; 7-day lag)