San Mateo and Marin counties moved to the second most restrictive category in California’s reopening plan on Tuesday, according to the California Department of Public Health. Both graduated from the purple tier, the category that imposes the strictest coronavirus rules.
Currently, all but 11 counties in the state are in the purple level. But Gov. Gavin Newsom said on Tuesday that as rates of coronavirus cases continue to fall in the Bay Area and across California, five counties are turning red and he predicts eight more will be authorized. to ease restrictions next week – and “even more in two. weeks.”