Northern California in Red Tier, SoCal counties maybe Next

Volunteers at Mcclellan park in Sacramento County providing vaccines to those who qualify for it.

John Rodriguez / El Paisano Media

Volunteers at Mcclellan park in Sacramento County providing vaccines to those who qualify for it.

Southern California is close to reaching the red tier to reopen. However other countries have a head start. Just a couple of days ago counties in Northern California have risen to red tier. San Francisco, Santa Clara, and Napa counties are some of the seven counties in California to be in the red tier. 

What does this mean? 

Red tier counties can soon and now plan to reopen indoor activities. Activities such as indoor dining, movie theaters, and gyms may start allowing people inside. Restaurants in San Francisco have already begun to take advantage as they are allowing customers to dine in already. However most restaurants are still going to keep it to a limited amount of capacity and restrictions. 

COVID numbers in California

Although southern California may not be in the red tier just yet, a fair amount of Covid cases are still decreasing. In the beginning of the year, California alone had new Covid cases of 45,868 on January 12, 2021. In a seven day average that was about 43,444 cases. On March 5th there were an average of 5,064 new cases that is about 4,448 cases in a seven day average. It is without doubt that the vaccines are playing a role in the number of cases decreasing. 

COVID Vaccines 

Many locations throughout California are allowing those who qualify to get a vaccine as long as they have an appointment. Locations such as McClellan park in Sacramento County have first dose appointments that started on March 1st. California had a total number of 744,545 citizens take their first dose at least. 133,689 citizens had gotten fully vaccinated the same day. Fast forward to March 5th, 6,880,222 California citizens had at least one dose. Then on March 5th, 3,128,908 California citizens have gotten fully vaccinated. 

SOCAL Updates

Even though Northern California has started to reopen, Southern California is not far off. The state of California announced on Friday that a lot of outdoor events may begin opening April 1st. Theme parks such as Disneyland, Six Flags, and professional baseball games may allow a certain amount of capacity of people to attend. Universal Studios Hollywood is set to reopen with a food and shopping event on March 12, 2021.   In the first week of March, counties in Northern California reached the red tier to reopen.  We’ll see if Southern California is able to follow up on the first week of April. 

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