Live Blog: San Diego County Moving Into Orange Tier

By KPBS Staff

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San Diego County Moving Into Orange Tier

– 12 p.m., Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Starting Wednesday, San Diego County will be moving into the less-restrictive orange tier of the state’s color-coded COVID-19 risk levels, the state announced Tuesday morning.

County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher also confirmed the announcement, saying it’s “yet another significant step in our recovery from COVID-19.”

The county will also lift the 10 p.m. curfew for restaurants, bars, breweries, distilleries and wineries that has been in place since last July, Public Health Officer Dr. Wilma Wooten said.

“The vaccine has given us a path to save lives, restore our economy, send our kids back to school and get our way of life back,” he said in a statement. “The combination of a low case rate plus the state hitting vaccine milestones allows us to continue moving forward.”

Earlier Tuesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the state would lift most coronavirus restrictions June 15, provided the vaccine supply remains stable and infection rates remain low.

Under the orange tier, more businesses, such as bars that do not serve food, can reopen. Restaurants can operate indoors at 50% capacity, wineries, distilleries and breweries can resume indoor service, and outdoor live events such as sports and entertainment can increase capacity to 33%. — KPBS staff

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